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.
NPR |Oct. 01, 2014 12:45 a.m.
Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 5:21 p.m.
So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 3:46 p.m.
Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.
OPB |Sept. 30, 2014 3:28 p.m.
A new task force says instead of having three days of food and water stockpiled for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, Oregonians should be prepared to go it alone for two weeks.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 1:23 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 11:07 a.m.
"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 10:47 a.m.
A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 10:46 a.m.
Linguists try to understand the nuances of languages, and how they relate to one another. A computer scientist says the English mistakes of non-native speakers can reveal something about languages.
NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 6:28 a.m.
Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.
OPB |Sept. 29, 2014 12:45 p.m.
Following the unexpected eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan Saturday, some Pacific Northwesterners are asking whether volcanos in this area could do the same thing.