Sunday, August 18, 2019

NPR News: Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?

Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?
We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles. But is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be — and for the past 35 years — she's been working on unlocking it.

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NPR News: This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives

This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives
The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

NPR News: How We Hear Our Own Voice Shapes How We See Ourselves And How Others See Us

How We Hear Our Own Voice Shapes How We See Ourselves And How Others See Us
At some point in our lives, many of us realize that the way we hear our own voice isn't the way others hear us. This gap has consequences. It shapes how we see ourselves and how others see us.

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NPR News: These Engineers Have Found A Way To Use Sweat For Some Medical Tests

These Engineers Have Found A Way To Use Sweat For Some Medical Tests
Engineers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a patch that can measure someone's sweat composition and sweat rate at the site of excretion.

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NPR News: Deinse Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?

Deinse Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?
We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles. But is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be — and for the past 35 years — she's been working on unlocking it.

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NPR News: Barbara King: Do Animals Grieve?

Barbara King: Do Animals Grieve?
In 2018, an orca made headlines when she carried her dead calf on her back for weeks. Barbara King says this was a display of animal grief and explains how this changes our relationship with animals.

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NPR News: Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future
A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.

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