High-Tide Flooding On The Rise, Especially Along The East Coast, Forecasters Warn
As sea levels rise, coastal flooding that used to happen only during storms is increasingly occurring on sunny days. That has local officials reconsidering everything from zoning to police budgets.(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?
We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know ... still is) and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.(Image credit: Henrietta Garden) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jess Kung Source Type: news

Plastic Has A Big Carbon Footprint — But That Isn't The Whole Story
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.(Image credit: Koji Sasahara/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

Snowball The Dancing Cockatoo Vogues And Body Rolls On Beat
A new study finds that Snowball, a dancing cockatoo, has a repertoire of at least 14 different dance moves, suggesting that the predisposition to dance is embedded in our animal brains.(Image credit: Irena Schulz Via YouTube/ Screenshot by NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?
Vigilance and heat are currently your best weapons against bedbugs, exterminators say. But scientists are working on a way to give the bugs the hook with a strategy inspired by a Balkan folk remedy.(Image credit: Josh Cassidy/KQED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabriela Quir ós Source Type: news

Moon Rocks Still Awe, And Scientists Hope To Get Their Hands On More
Fifty years ago, Apollo astronauts collected their first moon rocks. Those samples are still being studied to mine lunar secrets. And scientists are hoping soon to get access to more of them.(Image credit: NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

'Hawking' Profiles The Ever-Fascinating Scientist — Minus The Nefarious Equations
There's little to surprise in this story, especially if you know a bit about the subject's life and his ideas. But author Jim Ottaviani finds a nice balance between the personal and the theoretical.(Image credit: First Second) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Etelka Lehoczky Source Type: news

Fly Me To The Moon: Apollo 11 And The Unsung Hero Who Made It Happen
Apollo 11 wouldn't have been a success without one key figure: NASA engineer John C. Houbolt, who's been merely a footnote in much of the mission's history.(Image credit: Arthur Schatz/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robots, Not Humans, Are The New Space Explorers
Landing a man on the moon captures the public's imagination. But in the decades after the Apollo program, robots have also generated public excitement about space exploration.(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Iran's Uranium Enrichment Breaks Nuclear Deal Limit. Here's What That Means
The move signals that Iran is losing patience with the 2015 agreement after the U.S. blocked the economic relief promised.(Image credit: Vahid Salemi/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

As NASA Aims For The Moon, An Aging Space Station Faces An Uncertain Future
The International Space Station is getting older, and NASA is hoping that commercial businesses will take over so that the space agency can focus its efforts on a return to the moon.(Image credit: NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Total Eclipse Hits Chile, Home To Half Of World's Telescopes
A lot of important astronomy is being done thanks to telescopes stationed in the mountains of Chile, where researchers are studying developments in space. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

JoAnn Morgan: The Only Woman In The Firing Room During Apollo 11
Dozens of technicians and flight controllers piled into the firing room at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to count down the launch of Apollo 11. Among the sea of people, JoAnn Morgan was the only woman. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brendan Byrne Source Type: news

New Markers For Alzheimer's Disease Could Aid Diagnosis And Speed Up Drug Development
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Source: NPR Health and Science - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

DNA Study Reveals Philistines Were Originally From Europe
A DNA study of an archaeological site shows the biblical Philistines, long vanished and derided as primitive, were originally from Europe. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Estrin Source Type: news

50 Years Later: Apollo 11 And The Landing That Almost Wasn't
We bring you the audio from the 13-minute descent before touchdown — with occasional commentary from our host. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Shrouds Parts Of South America In Temporary Darkness
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Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole Werbeck Source Type: news

Forecasters Caution 5G Will Interfere With Gathering Weather Data
Forecasters are nervous that 5G communications could interfere with collecting weather information. 5G happens to use bandwidths that include the frequency emitted by moisture in the air. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

California's 1st Surgeon General Spotlights Health Risks Of Childhood Adversity
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Source: NPR Health and Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika Stallings Source Type: news

NIH Director On Why He Is Declining To Speak On Panels That Exclude Women
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, about his decision to decline speaking on what he calls "manels" — panels that exclude women. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers
According to a new study of cocoa-producing cooperatives, Fair Trade certification boosts the income of small farmers, but those benefits aren't shared with their hired workers.(Image credit: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Scientists Make Model Embryos From Stem Cells To Study Key Steps In Human Development
Researchers hope these "embryoids" could provide crucial new insights into how to treat infertility and prevent miscarriages, birth defects and many diseases. But they stir ethical concerns.(Image credit: Mijo Simunovic, Ph.D., Simons Junior Fellow, The Rockefeller University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

The Science Of Smiles, Real And Fake
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Source: NPR Health and Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maanvi Singh Source Type: news

Scientists Study Human Cancer Genes In Plants
There are human cancer genes in plants. Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are studying what they and other human genes are doing there. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

North Carolina Tries To Clean Up Its Electricity
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

France Suffers Through Hottest Day In Its History — 113 Fahrenheit
It comes as much of Europe, including Spain and Germany, sees record-breaking temperatures.(Image credit: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sasha Ingber Source Type: news

Get A Glimpse: Total Solar Eclipse Set To Pass Over South Pacific, South America
The eclipse will happen on July 2. Its path of totality cuts across much of the south Pacific Ocean as well as Argentina and Chile — including a telescope that is one the world's largest. (Image credit: Michael Zeiler, greatamericaneclipse.com) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Get A Glimpse: Total Solar Eclipse Will Pass Over South Pacific, South America
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Astronomers Collect 40,000 Used Eclipse Glasses In U.S. For People In South America
"We were contacted by people all over the country who said, 'We'd like to collect glasses for you, how do we become a collection center?' " says Mike Simmons, president of Astronomers Without Borders.(Image credit: NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Hidden Brain: How Private Prisons Affect Sentencing
In many states, convicted criminals are being housed in private prisons. New research finds that when a private prison opens, the length of criminal sentences modestly increases. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Veggie Surprise: Teeth Of Ancient Crocs Reveal That Some Very Likely Ate Plants
What do you imagine an ancient croc snacking on? Maybe a fish or a bird? For some relatives of modern crocodiles, a safer guess would be a big bunch of flowers. (Image credit: Jorge Gonzalez) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

NASA Will Send A Drone To Buzz Around Saturn's Largest Moon
The space agency wants to learn more about Titan, an icy body that fascinates scientists because of its similarity to Earth.(Image credit: NASA/JHU-APL) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Supernavigators: Extraordinary Animals Find Their Way Home
Did you know that bees “dance” to their hives? (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monarch Butterflies Born In Captivity Have Trouble Migrating South, Study Says
A researcher made the discovery after ordering monarchs from a breeder. To help them, experts recommend planting milkweed. (Image credit: George Rose/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

Peak Performance: Inside The World Of Super Athletes
What does it mean to push the human body to the limit?(Image credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme
Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.(Image credit: Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniella Cheslow Source Type: news

Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits
Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help your liver.(Image credit: Julia Robinson for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Fulton Source Type: news

Is Technology Turning Us Into Horned Monsters? Not Exactly
Are young people really growing horns from using their smart phones? The short answer is no, but for a while media coverage seemed to suggest otherwise. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies
A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.(Image credit: Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty
Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.(Image credit: Christian Zünd) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

There's More To Look Forward To After Peaking Professionally
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Louise Kelly Source Type: news

I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier. (Image credit: Josh Maurer/LDEO) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Brady Source Type: news

Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America
In the U.S., there’s another kind of caravan crossing borders in search of survival: diabetic Americans traveling to Canada to get cheaper insulin.(Image credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boaty McBoatface Makes Discovery
In the years since the goofy name of a research vessel grabbed international headlines, Boaty has been off gathering crucial deep-sea data on the effects of climate change. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.(Image credit: Povl Abrahamsen, British Antarctic Survey) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes
You know that feeling you get when a dog looks into your face and either looks really sad or kind of confused? Scientists say they've figured out why they do that, and why it makes us melt. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanessa Romo Source Type: news

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive
Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.(Image credit: Robert Lang Photography/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Can Help
Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.(Image credit: alvarez/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

The Threat Of 'Deepfakes'
What happens when believing isn't seeing?(Image credit: ROB LEVER/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news