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Today โ€” September 18th 2019NPR Science

Using AI In Malawi To Save Elephants

By Dina Temple-Raston

Poachers killed almost a third of the African elephant population between 2007 and 2014, a recent census found. Researchers hope artificial intelligence can help stop poachers and other threats, too.

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:29
Yesterday โ€” September 17th 2019NPR Science

Meet The Nuclear-Powered Self-Driving Drone NASA Is Sending To A Moon Of Saturn

By Geoff Brumfiel
NASA

Almost everyone who learns about the project thinks it sounds "crazy," admits one scientist. But the technology should work.

(Image credit: Johns Hopkins APL)

  • September 17th 2019 at 11:09
Before yesterdayNPR Science

Sophistication Of Saudi Airstrike Points To Iranian Involvement

By Geoff Brumfiel

An attack over the weekend crippled a major Saudi Arabian oil facility. Evidence suggests the strike may have involved both missiles and drones and means Iran probably played a role.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

Vineyards Facing An Insect Invasion May Turn To Aliens For Help

By Dan Charles
An adult spotted lanternfly searches for tasty grapevines at Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery, near Allentown, Pa.

A stowaway from China, the spotted lanternfly, is eating its way across Pennsylvania, killing trees and grapevines. Scientists are considering importing the bug's natural enemies from back home.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

  • September 16th 2019 at 20:50

A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives

By Selena Simmons-Duffin
Bridget Desmukes (center) and her husband, Jeffrey, love having a big, active family. "The kids are always climbing on things, flipping all the time — it

Pregnant women at high or even moderate risk of developing the life-threatening condition preeclampsia should consider taking a very small dose of aspirin daily to prevent it, doctors say.

(Image credit: Ryan Kellman/NPR)

  • September 16th 2019 at 11:02

A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology

By Nathan Rott
Philip Connors has spent 17 summers as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest. Lookouts are the eyes in the forest, even as the forests they watch have changed, shaped by developers, shifting land management policies and climate change.

The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?

(Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

  • September 15th 2019 at 12:00

Friday News Roundup - International

We cover flying flamingos, Bolton getting the boot and Hubble making history.

(Image credit: HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • September 13th 2019 at 17:06

In 'Something Deeply Hidden,' Sean Carroll Argues There Are Infinite Copies Of You

By Adam Frank
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime, Sean Carroll

The physicist dives into fraught territory, taking up the age-old debate over quantum mechanics — aiming to convince readers that the Many Worlds interpretation is the one that describes reality.

(Image credit: NPR)

  • September 13th 2019 at 22:21

Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs

By Shankar Vedantam
man flying on a paper airplane

Finding a new job may be the solution to your woes at work. But there may also be other ways to get more out of your daily grind. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore ways to find meaning at work.

(Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop)

  • September 12th 2019 at 22:56

CRISPR Gene-Editing May Offer Path To Cure For HIV, First Published Report Shows

By Rob Stein
CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing complex from Streptococcus pyogenes.

Researchers safely used CRISPR gene-editing techniques in a patient with HIV. The research provides evidence the approach may be promising for treating HIV infection.

(Image credit: MOLEKUUL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)

  • September 11th 2019 at 23:00

Scientists Create A Device That Can Mass-Produce Human Embryoids

By Rob Stein
These human embryo-like structures (top) were synthesized from human stem cells; they

Researchers hope large numbers of very primitive, embryo-like structures will lead to new insights into early human development and ways to prevent miscarriages and birth defects.

(Image credit: Yi Zheng/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

  • September 11th 2019 at 19:01

Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather

By Scott Horsley
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is under the microscope for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian.

Ross is under the microscope again — this time for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • September 10th 2019 at 23:57

How The Trump Administration's Attacks On Science Put Americans At Risk

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Gretchen Goldman, researcher with the Union of Concerned Scientists, about how the Trump administration's attacks on science have put Americans' health and safety at risk.

  • September 10th 2019 at 22:54

EPA Chief Pledges To Severely Cut Back On Animal Testing Of Chemicals

By Nell Greenfieldboyce
The EPA says it aims to eliminate the testing of chemicals and pesticides in animals by 2035.

Alternative tests are emerging, the agency says, such as computer modeling and tissue studies of cells grown in the lab. Environmental advocates say the move is too quick, and disregards human health.

(Image credit: filo/Getty Images)

  • September 10th 2019 at 20:57

What A Settlement By Purdue Pharma Means For The Opioid Crisis

The family that owns the company won't allow their personal fortune to be part of the settlement.

  • September 10th 2019 at 16:06

Federal Watchdog Warns EPA Is Failing To Enforce Lead Paint Abatement Rules

By Rebecca Hersher
Millions of homes built before 1978 still contain lead-based paint. A report published Monday finds the Environmental Protection Agency is not adequately enforcing laws meant to protect children from lead-laden paint flakes and dust.

Home renovations can kick up dangerous dust from lead-based paint. A new report finds the Environmental Protection Agency is not adequately enforcing rules meant to protect kids from lead exposure.

(Image credit: Stew Milne/AP)

  • September 9th 2019 at 23:23

Scientists Says Politicization Of The Weather Will Not Affect How They Do Their Jobs

By Mary Scott Hodgin

At the National Weather Association conference in Huntsville, Ala., this week, scientists say the politicization of weather is cause for concern, but will not affect the way they do their jobs.

  • September 9th 2019 at 22:14

The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief'

By Terry Gross
CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb headed up the agency

Journalist Stephen Kinzer reveals how CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the 1950s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against enemies.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the CIA)

  • September 9th 2019 at 20:50

European Doctor Who Prescribes Abortion Pills To U.S. Women Online Sues FDA

By Sarah McCammon
Dr. Rebecca Gomperts says the government has seized abortion drugs she has prescribed from overseas to patients in the U.S. The drugs are approved by the FDA to induce abortion under a doctor

A federal lawsuit seeks to block the Food and Drug Administration from taking enforcement actions against a European doctor or her U.S.-based patients for prescribing or buying abortion pills online.

(Image credit: Stormi Greener/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

  • September 9th 2019 at 18:00

India Spacecraft Located, Condition Unknown

By Lauren Frayer
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan displays a model of Chandrayaan 2 orbiter and rover during a press conference at their headquarters in Bangalore, India on Aug. 20.

After losing contact with the unmanned craft as it was trying to land on the moon, scientists appear to have captured an image of the lander on the surface, and they're trying to establish contact.

(Image credit: Aijaz Rahi/AP)

  • September 8th 2019 at 17:53
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