Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
What Detention And Separation Mean For Kids' Mental Health
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Psychologists say that for migrant kids already in government facilities, a short separation from parents may be enough to cause lasting damage.
Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.
U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men
Thursday, June 14, 2018
You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.
Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
A nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna finds that loneliness is widespread in America. Millennials and people in Generation Z tend to feel lonelier than retirees.
Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The EPA administrator wants to restrict the science used by the agency in its decision-making. Scientists are concerned it eliminates all good science in the process.
Scientists Are Amazed By Stone Age Tools They Dug Up In Kenya
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The discovery suggests an earlier start to the Middle Stone Age in Africa than previously documented. It also offers clues to early social networks and symbolic art by human ancestors.
New Fossil Found In Israel Suggests A Much Earlier Human Migration Out Of Africa
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Scientists have discovered a part of a fossilized human skull that's around 180,000 years old. It is now the oldest human fossil outside Africa.
News Brief: Trump Attacks Bannon, Manafort Sues The DOJ, Winter Storm
Thursday, January 04, 2018
President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.
Scientists Warn 'Bomb Cyclone' Brings Strong Winds, Cold Temperatures
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
This powerful storm was created by a cold jet stream colliding with warm air over the Atlantic. It is similar to Superstorm Sandy but is likely to cause less damage.
How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
African-American women are more likely to lose a baby in the first year of life than women of any other race. Scientists think that stress from racism makes their bodies and babies more vulnerable.
Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.
A Classic Chinese-American Dish Takes On A Mexican Flair
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food. But his go-to comfort dish is a Chinese-American classic with a little Mexican thrown in. He tells us how the dish came to his family.
The Aroma Of Rice And Barberries Takes Her Back Home To Iran
Thursday, July 27, 2017
When Yasaman Alavi misses Iran, she puts up a pot of rice and adds saffron water and barberries for a Persian twist. The smell of zereshk polow makes her feel as if she's back home.
'Khichuri': An Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With A Global Influence
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.
The African Roots Of A Classic Southern Dish
Thursday, July 13, 2017
It's a dish that Dadisi Olutosin ate as a kid in Atlanta. As an adult he discovered its international roots and came up with a recipe that's true to his mother — and the culinary heritage of collards.
This Soviet-Era Cookie Is Filled With Sweetness Amid Scarcity
Thursday, July 06, 2017
With many foods in short supply, Soviet bakers had to be creative. And while the U.S.S.R. is gone now, the walnut-shaped oreshki cookie endures. Russian ex-pat Alina Selyukh shows us how to make them.
This Filipino Dish Is So Good It Might Make You Sing
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.
Artist Sets Futuristic Dinner Party In World Reshaped By Rising Seas
Sunday, April 16, 2017
How will our diets shift as climate change causes sea-level rise and coastal flooding? Photographer Allie Wist attempts to answer that with pictures of an imagined "post-sea-level-rise dinner party."
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School
Thursday, March 23, 2017
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Some Neanderthals Were Vegetarian — And They Likely Kissed Our Human Ancestors
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A new study of the dental plaques of three Neanderthals reveals surprising facts about their lives, including what they ate, the diseases that ailed them and how they self-medicated (and smooched).