Rae Ellen Bichell

Rae Ellen Bichell appears in the following:

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.


Flabby And Fertile: How Men Age Could Be Huge For Humans

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When men put on a gut and grow love handles it's not such a bad thing, according to a Yale anthropologist. That pudge might help them reproduce and pass on longevity genes to their offspring.


Why Afghanistan Is Worried About The Meaty Feasts Of Eid Al-Adha

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The way animals are transported and slaughtered for the major Muslim holiday has health officials concerned about the threat of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.


NASA Launches Mission To Retrieve Ancient Asteroid Dust

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The mission aims to circle a hill-sized asteroid for two years, then skim its surface and bring a hearty sample of 4.5 billion-year-old dirt back to Earth.


When People Ate People, A Strange Disease Emerged

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

For decades, a rare disease crawled across Papua New Guinea. When scientists realized what was behind kuru, it caught everyone by surprise. But similar diseases can still be transmitted through food.


When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

Monday, August 29, 2016

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big, it changed the way people see the world.


Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What happens when you let loose with a juicy one? A lab of MIT mathematicians and physicists is taking a close look, with the goal of improving public health.


300 Miles Above Us, Astronauts Give The Space Station A New Door

Friday, August 19, 2016

Two American astronauts installed a new docking port that will allow astronauts traveling with private companies to enter the International Space Station.


Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who won Olympic gold at age 42, is one of many athletes saying that high-level sports aren't just for the young. And scientists say exercise reduces aging's toll for us all.


Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The government keeps track of who is alive and who is dead. But there can be errors. And when you're mistakenly ruled dead, it can be remarkably tough to convince people you're still among the living.


When Pregnant Women Need Medicine, They Encounter A Void

Monday, August 08, 2016

Women encounter a dilemma when they get pregnant: Should they continue taking medications that keep them healthy? That question can be scary, because drugs are rarely tested for safety in pregnancy.


Florida Company Gets One Bureaucratic Step Closer To Landing On The Moon

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Moon Express Inc. has been given a green light to send a robot off the planet, aiming for the moon. It's a milestone in the effort to privatize space exploration.


Does Flossing Help Or Not? The Evidence Is Mixed At Best

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Since 1979, the federal government has urged daily flossing. But the recommendation was removed recently from U.S. dietary guidelines after health advisers found the evidence of benefits to be weak.


Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

Friday, July 29, 2016

Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.


Fearing Zika, FDA Asks 2 Florida Counties To Halt Blood Donations

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Health officials put blood donations in South Florida on pause until it's known whether four cases of Zika virus were caused by mosquitoes in the U.S., or until blood donations can be screened.


'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.


Psychotherapy Helps People Tune Out The Din Of Tinnitus

Thursday, July 21, 2016

One in 10 U.S. adults has tinnitus. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the few interventions that have been shown to help, but it's rarely prescribed by doctors, a study finds.


Sick? People Say They Still Go To Work, Even When They Shouldn't

Monday, July 11, 2016

An NPR poll found that most working adults say they go to work when they're sick. For people who work in hospitals or restaurants that can be a problem, since it's easy to spread disease.


Are Your Pipes Made Of Lead? Here's A Quick Way To Find Out

Friday, June 24, 2016

Flint, Mich., brought the risk of lead pipes to many people's attention, but the problems go further. Find out if lead pipes could be affecting your drinking water.


Using A Smartphone In Bed Made Women Momentarily Blind

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Two women woke up to find they were blind in one eye. Then their eyesight quickly returned to normal. The likely cause? They had been gazing at their smartphone screens in the dark.