Science

RSS Feed
NPR

WATCH: How Carbon Dioxide Travels Around The Globe

A NASA computer model visualizes in detail where carbon dioxide is released, how it moves across the globe and how it's affected by the seasons.
NPR

Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa's Ebola Survivors

Researchers gear up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. This is part of a broader effort to test therapies in West Africa.
NPR

Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?
NPR

Toxic Tau Of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.
NPR

Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?

Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.
NPR

Comet Lander's Big Bounce Caught On Camera

An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.
NPR

To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and processors are taking responsibility, many consumers aren't. An EPA pilot program aims to change that.
NPR

Patch Of Pacific Water Is Warmest In Decades

A stretch of unusually warm water is lingering off of the West Coast. Scientists are calling it "the blob." Fishermen are calling it the best the thing to happen to their industry in 20 years.
NPR

Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.
NPR

Yes, The Weather Is Polar. No, It's Not The Vortex

Meteorologists are annoyed by the hype around the phrase "polar vortex." This week's frigid snap, they say, was just a regular old cold front.

Pages