Montana Wildfire Fight Draws Help From Other States
Crews from Utah and California are headed to Montana to lend support in the battle against the state's wildfires, even as blazes rage back home.(Image credit: Natalie Behring/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dustin Jones Source Type: news

The Lambda Variant: What You Should Know And Why Experts Say Not To Panic
Cases of the variant have popped up in several states. But neither the WHO nor the CDC considers it a variant of concern, and the fast-spreading delta variant continues to dominate U.S. cases.(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

China Has Rejected A WHO Plan For Further Investigation Into The Origins Of COVID-19
Chinese officials say they cannot support a second phase of a study into the origins of the pandemic, including new investigation into the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab.(Image credit: Laurent Gillieron/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Associated Press Source Type: news

Tips And 'Service With A Smile' Rules Fuel Sex Harassment In Restaurants, Study Says
The authors say their research is the first to show an empirical link between tipping and forced friendliness to sex harassment. More than 70% of female restaurant workers report being harassed.(Image credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Becky Sullivan Source Type: news

The Western Wildfires Are Affecting People 3,000 Miles Away
Eastern states have been clouded in a smoky haze for days, and with the smoke comes poor air quality. People far away from the fires aren't ready for the breathing problems the smoke brings.(Image credit: Julie Jacobson/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Fauci Says 'We've Got To Do Much Better'
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director, about the rising COVID-19 infection rate, updating mask guidance, potential for booster shots and breakthrough infections. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men's Spending Habits Result In More Carbon Emissions Than Women's, A Study Finds
Men spend their money on greenhouse gas-emitting goods and services, such as meat and fuel, at a much higher rate than women, Swedish researchers found.(Image credit: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Hernandez Source Type: news

2 Australian States Say Their Sharks Will No Longer 'Attack.' They Will Only 'Bite'
Shark Week may never be the same: Two Australian states-- Queensland and New South Wales — have softened their tone when it comes to the language of reporting shark attacks.(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WWII
The CDC says COVID-19 was the largest factor, along with drug overdoses, homicides, diabetes and chronic liver disease. The decline was even greater for Hispanic men than other groups.(Image credit: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Greenhalgh Source Type: news

'Who Wants A Skittle?' And Other Things Overheard On Jeff Bezos' Trip To Space
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Source: NPR Health and Science - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began
One of the scientists who signed a recent letter calling for more investigation of the lab-leak origin theory says new data has come to light. And that information has changed his thinking.(Image credit: Andrew Rambaut and Robert Garry, from "The Origins of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review") (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

New Analysis Reveals Fresh Clues About The Origins Of COVID-19
New analyses of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic suggests the pandemic may have been spreading from inside the Huanan Seafood Market two months before doctors detected the first cases. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

How To Heat-Proof Your Summer Workout
With much of the U.S. already sweltering this summer, even avid runners, hikers and bikers are wilting. We've got 10 strategies from experts on how to enjoy hot weather exercise without keeling over.(Image credit: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suzette Lohmeyer Source Type: news

How To Stay Safe When You Work Out In The Heat
With much of the U.S. already sweltering this summer, even avid runners, hikers and bikers are wilting. We've got 10 strategies from experts on how to enjoy hot weather exercise without keeling over.(Image credit: RyanJLane/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suzette Lohmeyer Source Type: news

Vaccinated U.K. Health Secretary Tests Positive For COVID-19
Sajid Javid tested positive two days before the United Kingdom is set to reopen following months of lockdowns. Cases, driven by the delta variant, are up sharply in the U.K. (Image credit: Leon Neal/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Held Source Type: news

One Of The Deadliest U.S. Accidental Structural Collapses Happened 40 Years Ago Today
The condo building failure in Surfside, Fla., is reminiscent of the July 17, 1981, collapse of two elevated walkways at the Kansas City, Mo., Hyatt Regency that killed 114 people and injured over 200.(Image credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Hernandez Source Type: news

Parts Of The Amazon Rainforest Are Now Releasing More Carbon Than They Absorb
New research published in the journal Nature suggests that mass deforestation and fire have dramatically undercut the Amazon's ability to absorb heat-trapping carbon emissions. (Image credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon Pruitt-Young Source Type: news

There's Not A Cloud In The Sky, But Your House Could Still Be Underwater
Coastal areas are seeing a steady increase in high tide flooding. Scientists warn the problem is accelerating as the Earth gets hotter. And a little wobble in the Moon's orbit isn't helping.(Image credit: Matt Hartman/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

A Study Predicts Record Flooding In The 2030s, And It's Partly Because Of The Moon
Researchers say high tide flooding in U.S. coastal regions will become more frequent in the mid-2030s because of climate change, amplified by a routine wobble in the moon's orbit.(Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

Europe Has An Ambitious New Climate Plan That Imagines A Dramatic Cut In Emissions
A sweeping proposal unveiled by the European Union on Wednesday would look to cut emissions of the gases that cause global warming by 55% by the end of this decade. (Image credit: Virginia Mayo/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Associated Press Source Type: news

A Summer Red Tide Has Left Hundreds Of Tons Of Dead Fish Along Tampa Bay's Shore
The hordes of fish were killed by a red tide, a large "bloom" of toxic algae that appears on Florida's Gulf Coast about once a year. Experts say the bloom shouldn't be happening right now.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

At Least 600 Tons Of Dead Fish Have Washed Up Along Tampa Bay's Shore
The hordes of fish were killed by a red tide, a large "bloom" of toxic algae that appears on Florida's Gulf Coast about once a year. Experts say the bloom shouldn't be happening right now.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josie Fischels Source Type: news

Why Clearing Brazil's Forests For Farming Can Make It Harder To Grow Crops
Clearing natural forests in Brazil in order to grow crops like soybeans has actually made it harder to grow those crops. That's because deforestation makes the weather hotter and drier.(Image credit: Florian Plaucheur/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

It's Summer, And That Means The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms
On mountaintop glaciers of Alaska, Washington and Oregon, billions of tiny black worms are tunneling upward to the barren, icy surface. What lures them, and how do they survive the frozen depths?(Image credit: Peter Wimberger) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

The Best Of Bats: Favorite Pieces From The NPR Archive
We are marking 50 years of NPR with a look back at stories from the archive. For this collection, we take a look at our best stories on bats.(Image credit: Charles Ryan) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard Branson Has Completed A Historic Trip To The Edge Of Space On Virgin Galactic
Sir Richard Branson and a crew of three others grazed the edge of space Sunday morning in a rocket built by the British billionaire's company, Virgin Galactic. (Image credit: Andres Leighton/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Mistich Source Type: news

You Can Learn A Thing Or Two From Dinosaur Poop
There's a lot to be learned from fossilized dinosaur dung. Paleontologist Martin Qvarnstrom and entomologist Emmanuel Arriaga-Varela detail some of their discoveries. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insect Experts Will Change The Name Of The 'Gypsy Moth' And 'Gypsy Ant'
The Entomological Society of America says the common names for the two insects include a pejorative for Roma people. It's part of a wider effort to replace names that are inappropriate or offensive.(Image credit: Bob Child/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Doubek Source Type: news

Heat Wave Killed An Estimated 1 Billion Sea Creatures, And Scientists Fear Even Worse
An estimated 1 billion sea creatures, mostly mussels, died in the heat wave last week along Vancouver's shorelines. But the marine biologist taking count worries the actual number will be much higher.(Image credit: Christopher Harley/University of British Columbia) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deepa Shivaram Source Type: news

Firefly Light Shows Don't Just Dazzle. Swarms Can Also Synchronize Their Flashes
Scientists investigated the phenomenon of fireflies flashing in sync and found that the insects may coordinate their strobing by watching others in the group.(Image credit: Orit Peleg/Peleg Lab at CU-Boulder) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Intagliata Source Type: news

Some Swarms Of Fireflies Will Synchronize Their Flashes. Here's How
Scientists investigated the phenomenon of fireflies flashing in sync — and found that the insects may coordinate their strobing by watching others in the group. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colder Climates Meant Bigger Bodies For Ancient Humans
Human ancestors got steadily larger over the last 1 million years. Our relatives living in colder places developed bigger bodies, a new study finds.(Image credit: Frank Franklin II/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.
The CDC just released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 51.7% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.(Image credit: Boris Roessler/DPA/Picture Alliance via Getty) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Greenhalgh Source Type: news

A 51,000-Year-Old Bone Carving Supports Neanderthals' Creativity
Scientists have discovered a giant deer toe bone, engraved by Neanderthals — a hint that our ancient cousins had conceptual imagination. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Louise Kelly Source Type: news

The Food Industry May Be Finally Paying Attention To Its Weakness To Cyberattacks
A ransomware attack that shut down several big beef plants is raising concerns about cybersecurity at food companies. Critics say industry consolidation makes the food supply chain more vulnerable.(Image credit: Eraldo Peres/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

New Study Finds Bull Sharks Form Social Relationships
A new study asserts that bull sharks have relationships, if not friends and enemies. Shark expert Juerg Bunnschweiler explains. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Could Save A Child From Drowning This Summer. Here's How
A swimmer of any skill level might need your help, and preventing a drowning takes closer supervision of the kids than you might think. The distress signs can be subtle and quick.(Image credit: Imgorthand/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Kendrick Source Type: news

The Devastating Drought Across The West Could Mean An Increase In Farmer Suicides
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Source: NPR Health and Science - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucas Brady Woods Source Type: news

Structural Engineer Who Investigated 9/11 Looks For Answers In Surfside Collapse
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Allyn Kilsheimer, a renowned structural engineer, about the factors that could have led to the collapse of a condominium in Surfside, Fla. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ailsa Chang Source Type: news

Awe Appears To Be Awfully Beneficial
20 years ago, scientists began to study a mysterious emotion known as awe. Now they believe awe offers a range of benefits when practiced regularly, calming our nervous systems and relieving stress. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

When A City-Sized Star Becomes A Black Hole's Lunch, The Universe Roils
It's a smack down of one space monster by another: Scientists have made unprecedented observations of two black holes gobbling two neutron stars — among the weirdest space collisions ever detected.(Image credit: Carl Knox/OzGrav/Swinburne) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

When A City-Size Star Becomes A Black Hole's Lunch, The Universe Roils
It's a smackdown of one space monster by another: Scientists have made unprecedented observations of two black holes gobbling two neutron stars — among the weirdest space collisions ever detected.(Image credit: Carl Knox/OzGrav/Swinburne) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

A Structural Engineer Explains How The Florida Condo Collapse Will Be Investigated
John Pistorino has been hired to investigate the building collapse in Surfside, Fla. He says the process will involve trying to reconstruct parts of the building to see where critical pieces failed.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noel King Source Type: news

Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Correlation, Not Causation: Brood X Cicadas And Regional Bird Deaths
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Brian Evans from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center on the recent deaths of regional birds who ate Brood X cicadas. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ari Shapiro Source Type: news

Protecting The Immuno-Compromised Against COVID Could Be Key To Ending The Pandemic
Vaccines may not be as effective for those who are immuno-compromised. Protecting them needs to be made a top priority, says researchers — to keep them safe and to slow the emergence of variants. (Image credit: Callista Images/Getty Images/Image Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nurith Aizenman Source Type: news

Patrick Doherty Inherited A Devastating Disease. A Breakthrough Stopped It
Scientists, for the first time, have used the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR inside the body to treat a disease, potentially opening a new era in genetic medicine. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

News Brief: Condo Collapse, Infrastructure Plan, Gene-Editing Breakthrough
Rescuers remain on the site of a collapsed Florida building. An infrastructure deal is on track after the president walked back an apparent veto threat. Scientists report a gene editing advancement. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Martin Source Type: news

Sylvia Earle: My Wish? To Protect Our Oceans
Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle has been exploring and working to protect our oceans for more than half a century. Her message has stayed the same: we're taking our oceans for granted.(Image credit: Asa Mathat/TED / Asa Mathat) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manoush Zomorodi Source Type: news

Alasdair Harris: How Can Coastal Conservation Save Marine Life And Fishing Practices?
In 1998, Alasdair Harris went to Madagascar to research coral reefs. He's worked there ever since. He explains the true meaning of conservation he learned from the island's Indigenous communities.(Image credit: Courtesy of TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manoush Zomorodi Source Type: news