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NIH Halts Some Research Amid Concerns Over Contamination And Safety

The National Institutes of Health shut down some clinical trials and two production facilities over concerns that safety rules haven't been followed, but it says no patients appear to have been hurt.
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Is Crowdfunding An OK Way To Raise Money For Zika Research?

The Zika Virus Challenge has posted researchers' projects and is asking for pledges. Should the reaction be skepticism — or enthusiasm?
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Your Invisible Neighbors: Each City Has Unique Microbes

Scientists measured the microbes that are in the indoor spaces where we spend most of our time. Each city had a unique microbiome, with many outdoor microbes making their way indoors to live with us.
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U.K. Science Minister Torpedoes 'Boaty McBoatface' As Ship Name

When Britain's Natural Environment Research Council launched a poll to help name a new research ship, one suggestion caught on: Boaty McBoatface. But Science Minister Jo Johnson says it's unsuitable.
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Ethiopian Monkey Study Offers Clues Into How Human Speech Evolved

A new study of the speech patterns of gelada monkeys in the Ethiopian Highlands suggests that linguistically humans aren't as unique as we think. So why has it taken us thousands of years to realize that? NPR has the story of how we listen to noises we don't understand.
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With The 'Eco Bin,' Student Scientists Aim Big In Fight Against Waste

Kids from across the U.S. gathered at the White House last week to present their scientific findings to President Obama. Some Missouri Girl Scouts explain their project to tackle Styrofoam waste.
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New Polio Vaccine Rolled Out In Massive Synchronized Worldwide Switch

155 countries and territories are switching to a different polio vaccine, in what health officials say is the next step to completely eradicating the disease worldwide.

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Your Brain On LSD Looks A Lot Like A Baby's

For the first time, scientists have scanned the brains of subjects taking LSD, and found that the LSD state mimics that of infants. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with researcher Robin Carhart-Harris.
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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
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What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

Sea level rise is not a new challenge for Florida. The state's earliest residents had to cope with rising seas by migrating. It is a lesson, an archaeologist believes, that we can learn from today.

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