With Key Government Agencies Shut Down, Science Sputters
Government, academic and industry researchers often depend on each others' work and funding. The partial shutdown is getting in the way of some of that collaboration and research.(Image credit: Alison Stimpert/NMFS PERMIT 808-1735) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gisele Grayson Source Type: news

Should Hyping Edible Bugs Focus On The Experience Instead Of The Environment?
A new study shows that when ads made hedonistic marketing claims, such as "exotic" or "delicious," rather than targeting environmental interests, more people were willing to try eating insects.(Image credit: Oliver Brachat/for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Berly McCoy Source Type: news

Government Shutdown Causes Slowdown In Scientific Research
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Keith Seitter, executive director of the American Meteorological Society, about the absence of federal scientists slows down life-saving research. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Blue Clue In Medieval Teeth May Bespeak A Woman's Artistry Circa 1,000 A.D.
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Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

A Blue Clue In Medieval Teeth May Bespeak A Woman's Artistry Circa A.D. 1000
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Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Indian Science Congress Speakers Say Newton Was Wrong, Ancient Demon-King Had Planes
The remarks, which also included a claim that a Hindu god created the dinosaurs, sparked an uproar among scientists and congress organizers and on Twitter.(Image credit: Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kamala Thiagarajan Source Type: news

Speakers At Indian Science Congress Say Newton Was Wrong, Ancient Demon Had Planes
Nobel laureates spoke at the 106th annual Indian Science Congress this month. So did some so-called scientists, who criticized Newton and claimed that an ancient demon had aircraft.(Image credit: Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kamala Thiagarajan Source Type: news

Why Speakers At Indian Science Congress Told Kids That Newton Was Wrong About Gravity
Nobel laureates spoke at the 106th annual Indian Science Congress this month. So did some so-called scientists, who criticized Newton and claimed that an ancient demon had aircraft.(Image credit: Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kamala Thiagarajan Source Type: news

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Once Again On The Rise
A newly released report shows that the United States' CO2 emissions spiked last year. A booming economy and busy transportation sector are to blame.(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Using Genetic Genealogy To Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later
DNA combined with the study of family history has been used to solve high-profile cold cases such as the Golden State Killer. Now, volunteers are using the technique to identify crime victims.(Image credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Anguiano Source Type: news

Hello, Ultima Thule
What do we know about the furthest object we’ve ever observed from space?(Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via Getty Images)) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet The Granary Weevil, The Pantry Monster Of Our Own Creation
Granary weevils are different from similar species: They can't fly. That's because they figured out how to use humans to get around the globe, and we are getting tired of this clingy relationship.(Image credit: Biophoto Associates/Getty Images/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsay Patterson Source Type: news

Why Consumers Systematically Give Inflated Grades For Poor Service
A study shows that rating systems for online marketplaces are prone to inflation, because raters feel pressured to leave high scores. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

George, Reclusive Hawaiian Snail And Last Of His Kind, Dies At 14
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Source: NPR Health and Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Biological Cartographers Seek To Map The Trillions Of Cells In The Human Body
There's an effort underway to make a new atlas of all the cells in the human body, and to describe each cell type using all the powerful tools of today's genetic technology. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Chinese Spacecraft Lands On Far Side Of The Moon
Chinese scientists have landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. Rachel Martin speaks with Brown University planetary scientist James Head about whether it is a big milestone. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have 'Hacked Photosynthesis' In Search Of More Productive Crops
Scientists have re-engineered photosynthesis, the foundation of life on Earth, creating genetically modified plants that grow faster and bigger. They hope it leads to bigger harvests of food.(Image credit: Haley Ahlers/RIPE Project) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

China Becomes First Country To Land On Far Side Of Moon, State Media Announces
China's lunar lander, Chang'e 4, successfully touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday morning. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew S. Schwartz Source Type: news

China Becomes First Country To Land On Far Side Of Moon, State Media Announce
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Source: NPR Health and Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew S. Schwartz Source Type: news

Images Reveal A 'Snowman' At The Frigid Outer Reaches Of Our Solar System
Scientists say Ultima Thule, a newly explored world out beyond Pluto, is a relic from our solar system's earliest days.(Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody
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Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Herman Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Bad For Peru's Pastures ... But There's A 1,200-Year-Old Fix
Climate change has shrunk the wetlands in the Andes where livestock graze. Could reviving ancient water systems bring back the grass?(Image credit: Carlos Díaz Huerta (Tres Mitades)/UNDP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elda Cant รบ Source Type: news

Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It
The instruction many students get is not based on the overwhelming scientific evidence about how kids turn spoken sounds into letters and words on a page.(Image credit: Emily Hanford/APM Reports) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Hanford Source Type: news

Could Exercising In Frigid Temperatures Make Us Healthier?
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Source: NPR Health and Science - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Chisholm Source Type: news

China's Lunar Lander To Explore Moon's Far Side
Early in 2019, China hopes to land a rover — the first soft landing on the moon's far side. The mission is exploratory, and will lay groundwork for a trip by Chinese astronauts to the lunar surface.(Image credit: NASA/Goddard) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

How Sen. Orrin Hatch Shaped America's Health Care In Controversial Ways
Republican Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate after 42 years. He led bipartisan efforts to get more kids and AIDS patients health care. He also thrived on donations from the drug industry.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erik Neumann Source Type: news

When Too Cute Is Too Much, The Brain Can Get Aggressive
Adorable babies and cute puppies can make us happy. But researchers say their cuteness can be so overwhelming that it unleashes some ugly thoughts.(Image credit: Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93
Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA, its first chief of astronomy and she played an instrumental role in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality. She died on Dec. 25. (Image credit: Courtesy of NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Russell Lewis Source Type: news

Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died
Nancy Grace Roman was a force at NASA. She was one of the first female executives at the space agency, the first chief of astronomy, and also known as the "mother" of the Hubble Space Telescope. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Russell Lewis Source Type: news

Endangered Species Observers Have Spotted The First Right Whale Calf Of The Season
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gathright Source Type: news

Earthquake Off Philippines Coast Hits A Region Already On High Alert
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gathright Source Type: news

Earthquake Off Philippine Coast Hits A Region Already On High Alert
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gathright Source Type: news

How Environmental Policies Fared In Trump's Cross Hairs In 2018
NPR's Debbie Elliott asks Bloomberg energy reporter Jennifer Dlouhy about the Trump administration's moves to weaken environmental regulations this past year. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Help Kids Overcome Their Fear Of Doctors And Shots
Half of the parents of young children in a recent survey said their kids fear going to the doctor. Some admit skipping vaccines and needed appointments. Here's how to nip medical anxiety in the bud.(Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juli Fraga Source Type: news

Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Too Costly, Not 'Necessary'
The EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants, but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.(Image credit: Matt Brown/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Ludden Source Type: news

Favorite Visual Stories Of 2018
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Bogle Source Type: news

Fresh Starts: Tales Of Renewal For A New Year
The turn of the year is a time when we set the old aside and welcomed the new into our lives. When one chapter ends, another begins. (Image credit: Courtesy of Maya Shankar) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

2018 Was A Milestone Year For Climate Science (If Not Politics)
2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn't keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.(Image credit: Gerald Herbert/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

The Unregulated Terrain Of Gene-Editing Technology
A Chinese scientist's claim that he'd created the first gene-edited babies rocked the world, raising big questions about whether the scientific world is capable of policing powerful new gene-editing techniques. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Helps Hospice Workers See Life And Death Through A Patient's Eyes
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathleen Burge Source Type: news

Sicily Is Shaken By Earthquake As Mount Etna Erupts Once Again
The mountain erupted two days ago, triggering 1,000 mostly small tremors. At least ten people were injured and a number of buildings were damaged in Wednesday's quake.(Image credit: Marco Restivo/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

What's Next For Tiny Satellites?
Two briefcase-sized satellites gave the control room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in November what scientists had never been able to get before: real-time information about a spacecraft's landing.(Image credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces 'New Science' Of Psychedelics
Author Michael Pollan experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, How to Change Your Mind. Originally broadcast May 15, 2018. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

There's A Lot At Stake In The Weekly U.S. Drought Map
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grace Hood Source Type: news

Japan Embraces Commercial Whaling, Pulls Out Of Global Alliance That Banned It
Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission, which put a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s. The country will allow commercial hunts for the first time in 30 years next July.(Image credit: Kyodo/Reuters) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Chappell Source Type: news

Japan Embraces Commercial Whaling, Pulls Out Of Global Alliance That Banned Practice
Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission, which put a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s. Japan will allow commercial hunts for the first time in 30 years next July.(Image credit: Kyodo/Reuters) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Chappell Source Type: news

The Good News About These Short Days
Astrophysicist Adam Frank says to stop cursing the darkness of this time of year and enjoy its place in our cosmic concert. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018: A Big Year In Space
This past year was a weird and eventful one for news from outer space. We saw everything from a red sports car being shot off the planet to a detailed new map of our Milky Way to a mysterious hole drilled in the International Space Station. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

If You Feel Thankful, Write It Down. It's Good For Your Health
A growing body of research shows keeping a log of what you are thankful for can lower stress, help you sleep better, and may even reduce the risk of heart disease. But it's not for everyone.(Image credit: Kristen Uroda for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maanvi Singh Source Type: news

Bad Vibes: How Hits To The Head Are Transferred To The Brain
A question about heading soccer balls inspired a series of experiments to understand how the brain changes shape when someone's head takes a hit.(Image credit: Photo illustration by David Madison/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news