Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NPR News: Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'

Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'
A committee of experts examined about a dozen different synthetic biology technologies that could be potentially misused. For each, they considered how likely it was to be usable as a weapon.

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NPR News: An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms

An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms
Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.

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NPR News: As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients
As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

NPR News: 'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

NPR News: A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust

A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust
A woman in Tennessee is suing NASA to keep the vial of moon dust she claims Neil Armstrong gave to her when she was 10 years old.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

NPR News: Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects

Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects
Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.

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NPR News: As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change
The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.

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