Rae Ellen Bichell

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

Monday, December 05, 2016

Each year, millions of Americans leave jail or prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.


What It's Like To Handle The Nastiest Pathogens As Your Day Job

Sunday, December 04, 2016

To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.


North Korean Volcano Provides Rare Chance For Scientific Collaboration

Thursday, December 01, 2016

When the volcano started rumbling, North Korean researchers realized they didn't have the tools to predict if it might erupt. So they reached out to Western scientists for help.


New Satellite Provides Weather Forecasts For The Final Frontier

Friday, November 18, 2016

The GOES-R satellite launched Saturday. It'll enter orbit and sit 22,000 miles above the Americas, monitoring weather on the planet — and in space.


Chemists Re-Create Deadly Frog Poison In The Lab

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The toxin comes from tiny frogs in Colombia — the ones that pack a punch on the tip of poison darts. In the past, research on toxins like this has led to some pretty amazing drug discoveries.


Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Two monkeys with spinal cord injuries were able to move after a wireless implant restored the connection between brain and legs. But any help for people will be years away, researchers say.


Science Rewards Eureka Moments, Except When It Doesn't

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

An easier way to edit genes, called CRISPR-Cas9, is revolutionizing biomedical research. But as patents and big prizes hover, some contributors to the discovery aren't getting much credit.


Mars Lander May Be Missing, But A Second Spacecraft Is Still Humming Along

Thursday, October 20, 2016

As scientists try to figure out what happened to the Schiaparelli lander, which may have crash-landed, a craft known as the Trace Gas Orbiter is orbiting the red planet in search of signs of life.


Scientists Await Word From Probe As It Descends Toward Mars

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A joint European-Russian mission is attempting to land a probe on the red planet. If successful, it would be the first time a non-U.S. spacecraft has successfully operated from the surface of Mars.


Hurricane Matthew Causes Floods On The Low-Lying Barrier Tybee Island In Georgia

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Latest on the impacts of Hurricane Matthew, from Tybee Island off the coast of Georgia, where some residents decided to ride out the storm.


Hurricane Matthew Rolls Into Savannah, Ga., Which Is Now Under Curfew

Friday, October 07, 2016

With high winds and rain hitting Georgia's coastal communities, it's now too late to evacuate. A curfew is in place until daylight because of fears of looting.


Hurricane Matthew Churns North Towards Georgia, Carolinas

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hurricane Matthew continues to churn north towards Georgia and the Carolinas. The concern continues to be the storm surge combined with heavy winds and rain.


She's Determined To Be A Triathlete, Even If It Means Wearing A Hijab

Friday, October 07, 2016

Shirin Gerami wanted to represent her homeland, Iran, as a triathlete. But to do so, authorities said she'd have to cover up.


Company That Ran Fateful Drug Trial In France Opens Test Facility In U.S.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Months after a man died in a botched clinical trial in France, the company that ran it has opened a big research facility in New Jersey, where as many as 50 clinical trials could be done each year.


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.