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Science Apr 21Why these people are joining — or skipping — the March for Science
We asked people across the country what they thought about the March for Science. Here’s what you told us.
Science Apr 11The science behind why your shoelace knot is doomed to fail
Fret no longer children of planet Earth, as new research has figured out the physics behind why shoelace knots fail and why some shoelaces are more prone to the mistake.
Science Apr 06If you had to eat a human, which body part should you pick first?
To better understand the historical motivations of cannibalism, a new study looks into the nutritional value of human body parts.
Science Apr 05Why bad science is plaguing health research — and how to fix it
Biomedical scientists are struggling to reproduce the work of others. A new book from NPR's Richard Harris explores what to do about it.
Science Mar 31Do taxpayers get their money’s worth from the National Institutes of Health?
As proposed cuts loom, new research digs into the return on investment for public funding of the National Institutes of Health.
Science Mar 28Trump’s order on energy promises coal jobs and a clean environment. What does that look like?
President Donald Trump made good on his campaign promise to roll back clean energy regulations. Here's what you should know.
Science Mar 24Why you should take a closer look at this week’s NASA bill
While the 2017 NASA Authorization Act reaffirms commitments to the International Space Station and deep space missions, certain elements -- or the lack thereof -- have caused concern among some scientists, including space baron Elon Musk…
Science Mar 21Why a baby’s first touch may set their sense of the world
Early medical procedures can dampen a child’s ability to perceive touch in the long run.
Science Mar 16Trump’s budget cuts drastically into science and health programs
The White House’s budget proposal for 2018, released Thursday, seeks cuts in science and health agencies across the board. Yet, some budgetary wallets will be lightened more than others.
Science Mar 15How global warming leads to tiny horses and other shrinking mammals
Ancient teeth reveal when the Earth gets warmer, mammals shrink consistently in size.