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Gotcha: Space Station Grabs Onto NASA's 5,100-Pound Cargo Craft

NPR | Oct. 23, 2016 6:24 a.m.

It's been a busy weekend for the space station. On Friday, three astronauts — two Russians and one American — docked at the ISS.

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What Can We Learn From One Of The World's Most Toxic Accidents?

NPR | Oct. 22, 2016 5:42 p.m.

Filmmaker Holly Morris talks about her time with the "Babushkas of Chernobyl" — the elderly women who decided to stay in Chernobyl, Ukraine, after the worst nuclear accident in history.

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Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

NPR | Oct. 22, 2016 3 a.m.

Researchers are exploring changes in prenatal nutrition to lower risks for future mental disorders. The work is preliminary, but there is ample precedent for maternal diet affecting children's health.

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No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 4:13 p.m.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.

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Schiaparelli Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact, European Agency Says

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 1:23 p.m.

Instead of drifting gently onto Mars' surface, the Schiaparelli Mars lander hit the planet hard — and possibly exploded, the European Space Agency says.

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American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 10:36 a.m.

A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.

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Owyhee Reservoir Irrigators Finally Get Full Allotment

Capital Press | Oct. 21, 2016 9:17 a.m.

A full water allotment for the fist time in four years has made a huge difference for farmers in Oregon and Idaho who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir to irrigate their crops.

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Nurse Practioners Are Increasingly Helping Patients Fill Out End-Of-Life Forms

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 9:03 a.m. | Portland

A study of end-of-life medical directives shows nurse practitioners, rather than doctors, are helping people make plans for dying.

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How Can Your Home Make You Sick?

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:09 a.m.

When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.

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Can A Place Still Be Home Even After Becoming Toxic?

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:09 a.m.

Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.