Geoff Brumfiel

Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:

Why Reports Of Menstrual Changes After COVID Vaccine Are Tough To Study

Monday, August 09, 2021

Some people have reported getting a lighter or heavier period after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Cause for concern? Doctors say no. Could it be a temporary side effect? That's harder to determine.


A Possible Side Effect? Thousands Of People Saw Menstruation Changes Post-Vaccine

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

After vaccination, some people have reported heavy periods or breakthrough bleeding. But changes to menstruation are not listed as a possible side-effect since clinical trials haven't investigated it.


A New Tunnel Is Spotted At A Chinese Nuclear Test Site

Friday, July 30, 2021

Satellite imagery showing a new tunnel comes just weeks after the discovery of two new nuclear missile fields in other parts of China.


Bezos Is Back On Earth — But The Space Tourism Industry Is Just Launching Off

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The spaceflight company Blue Origin, founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, has successfully completed its first flight into space with passengers aboard, including the Amazon founder himself.


The Life Cycle Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Lie

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Where do myths about coronavirus vaccines come from and why do they spread? NPR takes a look at how rumors about vaccines and fertility reached the public earlier this year.


The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat'

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The nation's top doctor, Vivek Murthy, says misinformation will keep sowing mistrust and endangering lives unless all Americans do their part to fight it.


Satellite Photos Show China Expanding Its Mysterious Desert Airfield

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Satellite imagery shared exclusively with NPR shows new buildings going up at a huge, remote airfield near an old nuclear test range.


Anti-Vaccine Activists Use A Federal Database To Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines

Monday, June 14, 2021

The system is designed to provide early warning of what might or might not be actual side effects. But anti-vaccine groups are bending the data to their own ends.


Jeff Bezos' Space Trek Could Usher In New Era Of Space Tourism

Monday, June 07, 2021

Jeff Bezos announced that he will make a brief trip into space next month. The launch could herald a new era of space tourism.


Many Scientists Still Think The Coronavirus Came From Nature

Friday, May 28, 2021

President Biden told U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate whether the coronavirus spread after a lab leak in China. Scientists welcome the request, but many still think it came from the wild.


U.S. Officials Press For Deeper Coronavirus Origins Investigation

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Leading U.S. officials have renewed calls for a deeper investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak.


It's Time For America's Fixation On Herd Immunity To End, Scientists Say

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Researchers say the herd immunity threshold isn't the right finish line to end the pandemic. Instead, the public should just focus on getting as many people vaccinated as possible.


Scientists Say It's Time For America To End Fixation On Herd Immunity

Monday, May 17, 2021

The idea of herd immunity has been sold to the public as the way out of the pandemic. Some medical experts say the idea is probably not that useful in terms of understanding how the pandemic ends.


For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has created an opening for vaccine opponents to peddle alternative therapies, unproven cures and website subscriptions.


New Tiny Computers Could Have A Huge Impact

Friday, April 30, 2021

It seems like computers are getting smaller all the time. Now some companies are betting big on new ones that run at the atomic level — tiny machines that could have a huge impact.


SpaceX Rocket Launches With Astronauts Aboard

Friday, April 23, 2021

The company's third crewed spacecraft took off from Florida early Friday.


Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

One in four Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine. Researchers say it could keep the nation from reaching a critical tipping point.


Herd Immunity Is At Risk If Many People In U.S. Say 'No' To Vaccine

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Vaccines have created a way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but public health experts are worried that hesitancy and misinformation may stop the U.S. from reaching the goal of herd immunity.


With Iranian Nuclear Deal In Limbo, Some Worry Inspectors Will Lose Access For Good

Monday, March 15, 2021

Nuclear inspections have been a key part of the Iran nuclear deal. International inspectors stand to permanently lose access to key sites, unless the U.S. and Iran can find a way forward.


A 300-Year-Old Tale Of One Woman's Quest To Stop A Deadly Virus

Monday, March 08, 2021

In 1721, London was in the grips of a deadly smallpox epidemic. One woman learned how to stop it, but her solution sowed political division.