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.

Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 4:28 p.m.

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:40 p.m.

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries, and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.

Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 1:32 p.m.

A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.

Historic Space Discovery Attributed To Oregon Astronomer — And She's Only 24

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 1:04 p.m.

Earlier this month, scientists caught a fleeting glimpse of a fast radio burst, or FRB, when their telescope just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Politicians Agree More Money Needed For Earthquake Preparedness - But How Much?

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 11:51 a.m.

Most Oregon politicians agree something needs to be done this legislative session to prepare for a big earthquake. But the question is: How much money is being discussed?

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 11:10 a.m.

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's blood stream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amnio, but also doesn't tell as much about fetal health.

WSU Wine Fermentation Center Nears Completion In Tri-Cities

AP |Jan. 28, 2015 7:15 a.m.

The fermentation system at the new Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities will be equal to the equipment at the University of California Davis.

On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

NPR |Jan. 27, 2015 9:14 a.m.

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.

Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's

NPR |Jan. 27, 2015 6 a.m.

As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach, and damage, delicate brain cells and raise the risk for dementia.

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