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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo. We have the photos.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires ate millions of years ago.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
After the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., there was a spike in gun sales. A study examined the spike and links increased gun exposure to more accidental firearm deaths.
Monday, December 04, 2017
The same guidance principle that governs how missiles intercept moving targets also describes how the falcons, which are known to dive at 200 mph or more, plummet to catch their prey.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
After years of budget and political pressure, some climate scientists are changing the way they describe their research, and avoiding the term "climate change."
Friday, November 24, 2017
Scientists at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center are hoping to use virtual reality technology to study space, and Earth, without leaving their offices. Talented high school students are helping.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Hurricane Harvey caused industrial facilities to release an extra 5.98 million pounds of air pollution. Some people who live and work near the plants are frustrated with the federal response.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Some residents and first responders are suing the chemical company Arkema, saying it didn't do enough to protect them from fires that started at one of its plants near Houston after Hurricane Harvey.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.
Monday, October 09, 2017
Surgical fellows at the only Level 1 trauma center in Las Vegas got their medical board certification just three days before the mass shooting, and tested all their training that night.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
It's hard to get an exact number of the people shot during the massacre in Las Vegas, especially because of the enormous number of victims.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Researchers and physicians say a study suggesting a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage in a limited population is cause for more research, not a reason to change vaccination recommendations.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe?
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Hurricane Harvey disrupted treatment for people addicted to opioids. Many need to get connected to a specialty clinic that can provide medication-assisted treatment.
Monday, September 04, 2017
Environmental officials are inspecting toxic waste sites in southeast Texas that were flooded and potentially damaged last week.
Monday, September 04, 2017
Thirteen so-called Superfund sites were flooded last week. NPR visited six of these old industrial sites, and talked to people who live nearby about the the possible contamination spreading.
Friday, September 01, 2017
As the medical and mental health needs of people affected by Harvey become apparent, Texas has made it easier for out-of-state health workers to come lend a hand.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Poor neighborhoods on the northeast side were hit hard by the storm. But residents say they received little help evacuating, and now they are struggling to get basics: food, water and information.