Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 10:05 a.m.

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 8:28 a.m.

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.

Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 5 a.m.

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 2:23 a.m.

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 4:28 p.m.

Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?

Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 12:18 p.m.

They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.

An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 6:46 a.m.

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 4:49 a.m.

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

NPR |Aug. 27, 2014 4:29 p.m.

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

NPR |Aug. 27, 2014 4:29 p.m.

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared to $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

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