Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NPR News: Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns?

Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns?
It's estimated that nearly half of all Americans over 65 own a gun or live with someone who does. And 7 million in the U.S. have dementia, a number that's expected to double within two decades.

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NPR News: How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?

How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?
Many schools give attendance awards to motivate students. A study found students who were awarded for perfect attendance went on to have more absences than their peers who weren't given the award.

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NPR News: Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram

Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram
A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

NPR News: Commercial Satellites Reveal North Korean Missile Base

Commercial Satellites Reveal North Korean Missile Base
The previously undisclosed base contains networks of tunnels used to hide and fuel mobile missiles. Intelligence agencies believe there are some 20 similar bases scattered throughout North Korea.

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NPR News: Megafires More Frequent Because of Climate Change And Forest Management

Megafires More Frequent Because of Climate Change And Forest Management
Climate change as well as the way people have managed forests in the west are leading to more big fires. And more people live in harm's way.

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NPR News: Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)

Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)
Ecologist Rob Dunn's new book describes the tiny life forms, helpful and risky, that live in different parts of the home, including on floors and in water faucets, basements and heating systems.

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NPR News: Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match

Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match
In Robert Dunn's new book, Never Home Alone, he explores our symbiotic relationship with food: Not only do we impact the bacteria in our food, but the microbes in our food imprint our bodies.

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