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April 6, 2016 10 Comments

Study: Paid Maternity Leave Reduces Infant Mortality Rates

For every additional month of paid maternity leave offered to women in low- and middle-income countries, the infant mortality rates drops 13 percent.

March 29, 2016 34 Comments

Earthquake Hazard Map Includes Human-Caused Quakes For First Time

Oklahoma tops the list of the states most vulnerable to human-caused quakes. Some areas are now as earthquake-prone as California.

March 28, 2016 5 Comments

In Nevada, A 21st Century Rain Dance

Researchers are using drones for cloud seeding, a method of increasing precipitation during times of drought.

March 24, 2016 2 Comments

The Science Of Changing Your Mind

With a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, NPR’s Emily Harris digs into the social science behind decision-making.

March 23, 2016 3 Comments

Clinical Trials To Test Transplants Using Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys

This spring, doctors at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University will try transplanting kidneys from Hep C-infected donors into uninfected patients.

March 23, 2016 40 Comments

Early Spring Impacts Humans And Other Living Things

Researchers estimate climate change will shorten winters by two to three weeks.

March 22, 2016 34 Comments

Getting Emotions ‘Switched On’ After Decades Of Asperger's

In his new book, John Elder Robison discusses the innovative brain therapy that dramatically changed his life and mind.

March 21, 2016 180 Comments

Running Out Of Words For Climate Change

Scientists say the world is getting hot – so hot that the people documenting climate change are at a loss for words.

March 21, 2016 7 Comments

Is Global Collaboration The Future Of Medicine?

Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute, a biomedical and genomic research center, discusses the future of medicine.

March 18, 2016 2 Comments

Teens Being Groomed For Kentucky’s Aerospace Industry

A Louisville program is taking a hands-on approach to train teenagers in science, technology and math before they enter the workforce.

March 15, 2016 13 Comments

Everglades Health, Sea Level Rise Are Bipartisan Issues In South Florida

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson reports on the environmental issues South Florida faces, and the politics involved.

March 10, 2016 3 Comments

Tsunami Hitchhikers From Japan Now Swimming At Oregon Aquarium

Fish and other marine life from Japanese waters hitched a ride on some of the tsunami wreckage to reach the West Coast.

March 9, 2016 18 Comments

Prospect Of Uterus Transplants Gives Pregnancy Hope To Transgender Women

The first transplants are for women born without a uterus, but transgender women hope it may become an option for them, as well.

March 9, 2016 Comment

Google’s AlphaGo Wins Match Against ‘Go’ World Champion

The ancient Chinese game has been considered very difficult for a computer to master, because of all the possible board configurations.

March 7, 2016 8 Comments

Nancy Reagan Remembered As Early Advocate For Stem-Cell Research

The former first lady died on Sunday at age 94. We look back on how she pushed for stem-cell research, despite GOP opposition.

March 2, 2016 7 Comments

The Resurgence Of Black Lung In Appalachia

Despite coal dust safety laws enacted in 1969, black lung rates have increased to levels not seen since the 1970s.

March 2, 2016 3 Comments

What A Year In Space Does To The Human Body

Scientists hope to gain valuable information from Commander Scott Kelly, now that he’s back on Earth after 340 consecutive days in space.

March 1, 2016 13 Comments

19th Century Whaling Logs A Boon To Climate Scientists

Today, the most valuable harvest from the whaling years might be the ships’ logs. Scientists are using them to mine climate data.

February 29, 2016 7 Comments

Mosquitoes: Should We Just Wipe Them Out?

With all of the diseases that mosquitoes carry, why not eradicate them? British researcher Dr. Philip McCall explains why it’s not that simple.

February 29, 2016 Comment

Geothermal Greenhouse Grows Citrus In Nebraska Winter

In the Midwest, some creative growers have been tapping into the Earth’s own internal heat to warm greenhouses.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.