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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Thursday, September 10, 2015
The government has proposed new standards to lower emissions from coal-fueled power plants. But overall, the country is relying less on coal for power. In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
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Congress is back with a daunting must-do list. But its first order of business will be the Iran nuclear deal, as a deadline looms on Sept. 17. Even though the deal is basically done, as NPR's Ailsa Chang reports, Congress ...
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Sure, playing in the women's World Cup burns a lot more energy than watching the women's World Cup. But the number of calories expended in sports and daily activities isn't always so obvious.
To figure it out, we dove into this database compiled by Arizona State University. It charts ...
Monday, June 15, 2015
Play ball! Fore! Swish!
Americans love sports — watching them and playing them.
But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent ...
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
"Alcohol use disorder" might not be a hashtag, and there's good reason. The term was created in 2013, when the DSM-5, the bible of mental health diagnoses, ditched the two distinct disorders of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in favor of one term: alcohol use disorder.
Whatever you call it, ...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
After a few cases here and there, measles is making a big push back into the national consciousness.
An outbreak linked to visitors to the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks in Orange County, Calif., has sickened 67 people in California and six other states according to the latest count from the ...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Everyone seems to talk about feeling stressed out. But what's the reality of stress in America these days?
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find out.
Our questions zeroed in on the effect ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Lightning strikes somewhere on Earth about 100 times per second, equaling 8.6 million times per day and more than 3 billion times a year. The odds of being struck by lightning, however, are extremely slim, and smaller still are the odds of that strike being fatal; only 1 in 10 ...