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The "Obese Brain:" How Childhood Diet Impacts Brain Development

Kojo talks with two neuroscientists about how kids' diets may affect brain development into adulthood.


Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'

Starting Wednesday, six "astronauts" will live in a geodesic dome on a remote volcanic outcrop in an eight-month simulation of a Mars mission. Robert Siegel talks to commander Martha Lenio.

What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Resist Blood Clots

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.

American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Scotland has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Now the North American signal crayfish is taking over waterways, threatening to wipe out native populations of insects those trout eat.

Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial

The appeal for seven Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter after downplaying the possibility of an imminent earthquake has began. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter David Wolman about the trial.

Lawmakers Grill Dallas Health Officials On Ebola Response

The WHO says the Ebola virus has claimed more than 4,000 lives. In Dallas on Friday, members of Congress pressed public health officials on their handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.