Friday, June 23, 2017

NPR News: Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage
A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

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NPR News: Mountain Lions Terrified By Voices Of Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow

Mountain Lions Terrified By Voices Of Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz were trying to understand the nature of fear for mountain lions. By playing a series of audio clips of political talk show hosts, including Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh, researchers discovered that mountain lions fear people.

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NPR News: Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes, In 'Cause For Serious Concern'

Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes, In 'Cause For Serious Concern'
A commercial fisherman captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

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NPR News: Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?
Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

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NPR News: Carrie Poppy: Can Science Reveal The Truth Behind Ghost Stories?

Carrie Poppy: Can Science Reveal The Truth Behind Ghost Stories?
After visiting a bookstore, Carrie Poppy started feeling odd: pressure on her chest and auditory hallucinations. She thought it was a spirit – until she found another explanation for her symptoms.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

NPR News: When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self?

When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self?
After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.

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NPR News: 'From The Ashes' Documents Rise And Fall Of Coal In America

'From The Ashes' Documents Rise And Fall Of Coal In America
After President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to lead a group of mayors, governors and CEOs in cutting emissions according to the Paris framework. And now Bloomberg also has a film out documenting coal's rise and fall in America, From the Ashes.

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