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Nicholas St. Fleur

Nicholas St. Fleur appears in the following:

U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?

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Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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From Twitter: The News Unfolds Of The AIDS Figures On Flight MH17

Friday, July 18, 2014

A number of AIDS researchers, activists and officials were on Flight MH17, headed to the International AIDS Conference when the plane was shot out of the sky. Here's how Twitter spread the news.

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What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's not easy to scan a baby brain, so scientists used a kind of scanner that lets the infants wiggle at will. They could see how speech sounds activate motor regions in babies' brains.

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Captain Ahab's Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil is the key ingredient in a "paleo ale" from a Virginia brewery. Like many scientific innovations, the idea came about late one night over a pint.

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People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit

Saturday, July 12, 2014

On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.

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Do The World Cup's Fluttering Kicks Put Fans' Hearts At Risk?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Researchers found that the number of cardiac emergencies around Munich more than doubled on days when Germany was playing in the 2006 World Cup compared with days when the team was idle.

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'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., startup thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.

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Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bits of 50,000-year-old poop have provided scientists with clues into what our early Neanderthal ancestors ate. Rather than subsisting on meat alone, the poop suggests they also ate plants.

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Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

Monday, June 23, 2014

A web-based program that puts Mom and Dad back in the learner's seat appears to improve their teenagers' driving performance, while getting them more time on the road.

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In Trial, Movement To Ordain Mormon Women Approaches Defining Moment

Monday, June 23, 2014

Activists are now asking Mormon church leaders to reconsider a policy that allows only men to be ordained. One Mormon woman has just been expelled from the church for her activism.

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Former Foster Care Youth Get Help Paying For Health Care

Friday, June 20, 2014

Young adults who grew up in foster care are at higher risk for medical and mental health problems, but often don't have insurance. A little-known provision in the Affordable Care Act helps.

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