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February 24, 2016 4 Comments

In Maryland, Using Art And Music To Teach Math And Science

Proponents say “arts integration” helps students master the material better than they would have without art.

February 23, 2016 Comment

Scientists To Create Bee Sperm Bank To Preserve Species

Although it’s commonly done with humans, freezing insect embryos and bringing them back to life is more complicated.

February 23, 2016 85 Comments

What The Candidates Say About Climate Change

John Kasich is setting himself apart from his GOP rivals, saying “I’ve talked about climate change. I think there is such a thing.”

February 22, 2016 Comment

Colorado Doctors Test A Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug

About 5.5 million people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer’s disease, a figure that’s growing fast as baby boomers age.

February 17, 2016 Comment

Why The Mosquito That Carries Zika Stands Out

“It almost looks like a zebra, with feathery antennae that serve as receptors to help it hone in on its prey.”

February 11, 2016 6 Comments

Poll: Majority Of Americans Oppose Gene Editing, Even To Prevent Disease

The poll from STAT and Harvard finds that 65 percent of people believe editing a baby’s genes before birth should be illegal.

February 11, 2016 13 Comments

Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein’s Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

February 11, 2016 4 Comments

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Carbon Capture

Despite millions in government investment, “carbon capture and storage,” as it’s called, has largely flopped in California.

February 5, 2016 4 Comments

Brazil Warns Zika Virus Could Be Transmitted Via Urine, Saliva

Researchers found active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, meaning it might be possible to transmit it through those fluids.

February 5, 2016 11 Comments

Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable

The co-founder of the Innocence Project explains the problems with certain types of evidence, such as bite marks.

February 4, 2016 Comment

Florida Braces For Zika Virus

Four counties in Florida are under a health emergency today, after cases of the mosquito-borne illness were detected in the state.

February 3, 2016 4 Comments

Puerto Rico Health Officials Mobilize To Halt Zika Virus Infections

There are at least 19 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico, which is causing alarm among public health officials there.

February 3, 2016 Comment

Panel Recommends U.S. Research ‘Three-Parent Embryo’ Procedure

The controversial procedure is already legal in the U.K. and could help women with certain diseases have healthy children.

February 1, 2016 18 Comments

From 14 Cases To 4 Million: The Insidious Spread Of Zika Virus

The World Health Organization has declared that Zika virus is a global health emergency of international concern.

January 29, 2016 5 Comments

A Mammoth Find At Oregon State University Football Field

Construction workers stumbled upon ice age mammoth bones when they were digging up one of the end zones in the stadium.

January 29, 2016 2 Comments

Elon Musk Called For A ‘Hyperloop’ And These Students Answered

The inventor and billionaire laid out an idea – a sort of “moonshot” for transportation. Now, the finalists will pitch their prototypes.

January 27, 2016 4 Comments

New ‘Transformative’ Breakthrough In Schizophrenia Research

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute have found the gene that may be responsible for schizophrenia.

January 27, 2016 Comment

Using Mosquitoes To Fight Mosquitoes With Zika Virus

Researchers are trying to find ways to battle the disease, including introducing genetically-modified mosquitoes.

January 27, 2016 6 Comments

President Obama Calls For Urgent Action, More Research On Zika Virus

Hemen Branswell of STAT gives us a primer on the mosquito-borne virus, including information for women traveling to Latin America.

January 22, 2016 Comment

An App To Detect Head Injuries

A neuroscientist in Houston has developed an iPad app that uses research-backed games to collect data on neurocognitive function.

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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.