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Scientists Find The Biggest Soft-Shelled Egg Ever, Nicknamed 'The Thing'

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A new study of dinosaur eggs, as well as a football-size egg from Antarctica, shows how some ancient creatures relied on soft shells rather than hard ones.


Sea Otters Can Be Money Makers, But Not Everyone Benefits

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The return of sea otters to historic habitats can restore ecosystems and bring economic benefits, but hungry otters can also threaten the food security of remote indigenous communities.


Astronauts Set To Land At International Space Station After Historic Launch

Sunday, May 31, 2020

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts from US soil into space for the first time since 2011 on Saturday afternoon.


Trump Takes Credit For Space Launch That Got Its Start A Decade Ago

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The successful SpaceX launch has its roots in two previous administrations, but President Trump credited his own leadership.


New Spaceship Prepares To Blast Off And Make History

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NASA and SpaceX plan to launch astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday. It'll be the first time a new kind of spacecraft has launched astronauts into orbit since the space shuttle.


Herd Of Fuzzy Green 'Glacier Mice' Baffles Scientists

Friday, May 22, 2020

Moss balls seem to roll around glaciers in a coordinated way, and researchers can't explain why the whole group moves at about the same speed and in the same direction.


Head Of NASA's Human Spaceflight Program Resigns A Week Before Crucial Launch

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The sudden departure of Doug Loverro startles the space community, which has been eagerly anticipating the planned May 27 launch of astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.


White House List Of Testing Labs Wasn't Helpful, States Say

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Representatives from a number of states said the list provided to them for coronavirus testing contained labs that they already knew about, or ones that weren't approved for the testing.


Coronavirus Update: The U.S. Health Care Industry Is Challenged By The Pandemic

Friday, May 08, 2020

The health care sector has cut 1.4 million jobs in April. And as COVID-19 has consumed health care resources, other essential routine procedures — like screenings for strokes — have gone down.


Coronavirus Updates: States Encounter Challenges In Reopening Businesses

Monday, May 04, 2020

NPR's science and political correspondents discuss challenges that states are facing as they attempt to reopen their economies amid the coronavirus outbreak.


Coronavirus Fears Have NASA Urging Space Fans To Stay Away From Historic Launch

Friday, May 01, 2020

The space agency is urging people not to travel to go see astronauts embark on their historic launch from Florida, the first time they will do so in nearly a decade.


Coronavirus Updates: 30 Million Americans Applied For Unemployment In Past 6 Weeks

Thursday, April 30, 2020

More than 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment in just six weeks. NPR's economics and science correspondents update on the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis.


Coronavirus Updates: Gilead Sciences Announces The Coronavirus Drug Trial Results

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gilead Sciences, Inc., an American biopharmaceutical company, has published early results of a coronavirus drug trial on Wednesday. NPR science correspondents update on the latest coronavirus news.


Coronavirus Updates: CDC Identifies New Coronavirus Symptoms

Monday, April 27, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added new symptoms to the list of those seen in people with the coronavirus. NPR political and science reporters update on the latest coronavirus news.


Did Heavy Rain Cause Hawaii's Historic Volcanic Eruption?

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Extreme rainfall might set off volcanoes that are ready to blow. A pair of scientists think that's what happened at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano in 2018, though some volcanologists are doubtful.


The New Coronavirus Appears To Take A Greater Toll On Men Than On Women

Friday, April 10, 2020

Not only are a higher percentage of patients men than women, but they seem to suffer more severe symptoms. And they may be less likely to go in for testing.


The Oldest String Ever Found May Have Been Made By Neanderthals

Friday, April 10, 2020

Bits of twisted plant fibers found on a stone tool show that Neanderthals used sophisticated yarns and cords. It pushes the date of the earliest-known fiber technology way back in time.


Guidance Issued For When Critical Employees Can Return To Work

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The CDC issued a guide for when critical workers exposed to COVID-19 should return to their jobs. It should make it easier for essential workers, who are not in health care, to stay on the job.


Scientists Want To Know Why More Men Than Women Are Apparently Dying Of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Men appear to be more likely to die from COVID-19 than women. Scientists have theories — women may have better immune systems, or sex hormones may play a role in the body's response to infection.


How Is The Coronavirus Affecting Black Americans?

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Numbers emerging from a few cities and states suggest higher death rates for African-Americans from COVID-19. The findings also reveal deeper disparities.