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New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 5:56 p.m.

The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA of three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.

Health | Science

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 5:06 p.m.

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of healthier food choices. But, experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress

Economy | Science | Business | Environment | Nation | Energy

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 1:30 p.m.

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

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Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The 1st Time

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 6:53 p.m.

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

Nation | Health | Science

This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Harry Selker has spent his life trying to come up with better ways to keep people from dying of heart attacks. Now he's intent on figuring out if a simple, cheap medication could be a game changer.


NASA Spots What May Be Plumes Of Water On Jupiter's Moon Europa

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 12:52 p.m.

If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 12:48 p.m.

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

Business | Economy | Energy | Environment | Science

Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 7:58 a.m.

Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

World | Science

China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 6:43 a.m.

China says the 500-hundred meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

Nation | Science

Glassblowing Program Trains Students To Craft Tools For Science

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 4:29 p.m.

There is only one school in the U.S. where glassblowers can graduate with a degree in making lab equipment. Students learn how to make customized glassware used in cutting-edge scientific experiments.