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Since The 1960s, Researchers Track Perry Preschool Project Participants

For decades, researchers have followed the participants of a 1960’s preschool program. They found a range of social and economic ...
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Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

About two years ago, Alphonso Evans went to the hospital for what he thought was just another bladder infection and ...
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News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRSPR Modified Viruses

House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on ...
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Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide

Source: Allen Institute How do we grow from a single fertilized egg into a fully grown person with trillions of ...
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Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?

Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial ...
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Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species

Wildlife tourism allows visitors to enjoy animals up close, in their natural habitats. But what happens when you take an ...
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Scientists Introduce New Kilogram On World Metrology Day

After 130 years, the kilogram has been redefined. The new standard is based on the fundamental laws of physics and ...
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To Safely Study Volcanoes, Scientists Bring The Blast To Them

Watch scientists from around the world gather to simulate a volcanic blast, and then kick into high gear to learn ...
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How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

Chris Nickels for NPR When Sterling Witt was a teenager in Missouri, he was diagnosed with scoliosis. Before long, the ...
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Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

Rich Isaacson, seen in his backyard in Pentagon City, Va., wrote his thesis on gravitational waves and says he always ...
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50 Years Later, Looking Back At Apollo 10, Precursor To The Moon Landing

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with General Thomas Stafford, who led the ...
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Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet

Enlarge this image A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, ...
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Critics Say USDA Relocation Proposal Is A Political Move

A plan to move USDA research groups out of D.C. has towns clamoring for “700 high-paying jobs.” But critics say ...
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Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

Enlarge this image The increase in suicide rates was highest for girls ages 10 to 14, rising by nearly 13% ...
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Researchers Say Evidence Shows What You Eat Really Does Matter

Two new diet studies add to the evidence that when it comes to staying healthy, counting calories may not be ...
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Using full-body MRIs, Ezra can now detect 11 cancers in men and 13 in women

When Ezra first launched about six months ago, the company was using magnetic resonance imaging machines to test for prostate cancer in men. But the ...
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Rotten Tomatoes will start verifying ticket purchases for audience reviews

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is taking additional steps to confirm that audience members actually see a movie before leaving a rating or review. The site’s ...
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FanDuel partners with fuboTV to bring sports betting data to the live streaming service

Live sports streaming service fuboTV today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with daily fantasy sports provider FanDuel, which will see the latter’s betting data integrated into ...
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