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03/29/2017 04:07 AM
Passengers Take Flight To View Southern Lights
The Aurora Australis is a display of neon green lights that dance across the southern skies. A plane took off from New Zealand to get a special view.

03/29/2017 04:07 AM
Measuring The Impact Of Rolling Back Environmental Regulations
President Trump's environmental order proposes rolling back regulations. David Greene speaks with John Larsen of the Rhodium Group about the impact those rollbacks could have on emissions levels.

03/29/2017 04:07 AM
Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump
The controversial study of climate engineering — aka deliberately messing with Earth's temperature — was finally starting to regain a measure of respectability. And then came President Trump.

03/29/2017 03:23 AM
A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools
It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

03/28/2017 06:42 PM
Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts To Control His Own Arm And Hand
A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.

03/28/2017 03:32 PM
Mayor Of Wyoming Coal Town Reacts To Trump's Climate Order
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Louise Carter-King, mayor of Gillette, Wyo., about the impact that President Trump's executive order loosening regulations on coal will have on the the town.

03/28/2017 03:32 PM
Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Regulation On Carbon Emissions
President Trump signed a sweeping set of executive orders on Tuesday that aim to dismantle the Obama administration's efforts to combat climate change.

03/28/2017 01:32 PM
Device Mimicking Female Reproductive Cycle Could Aid Research
Scientists have assembled a lab system from living tissue that can replicate a woman's 28-day hormonal cycle. The goal is to use the system to find new ways to treat a host of women's health problems.

03/28/2017 08:27 AM
What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet
A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.

03/28/2017 04:01 AM
The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad
With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing if we do?

03/28/2017 04:01 AM
Expected Executive Actions On Climate Change Policies Aim To Ensure Focus On Energy Independence
President Trump will sign executive actions Tuesday that aim to roll back a sweeping set of climate policies put in place by the Obama administration. A moratorium on new coal leases on public lands, a rule designed to address methane emissions from oil and gas operations and the Clean Power Plan, will all get a review.

03/27/2017 03:28 PM
Proposed Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Great Lakes Clean-Up
Proposed White House budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will end federal spending on Great Lakes clean-up. That includes axing work on invasive species like Asian carp and a public health program that protects drinking water from toxic algae for 11 million residents around Lake Erie.

03/27/2017 03:28 PM
Trump's Plan To Ditch Clean Power Plan Threatens Paris Agreement
President Trump is expected to ditch the Clean Power Plan this week. The CPP regulations would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet. Without it, the U.S. won't live up to its pledge, made in Paris in 2015, to make deep cuts in emissions. That could jeopardize the Paris deal, in which nearly 200 nations made similar pledges.

03/27/2017 04:06 AM
EPA Chief: Trump Plans To Kill Obama-era Clean Power Plan
The Trump administration is expected this week to unveil its executive order undoing President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

03/27/2017 04:06 AM
Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds
Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.