Science

1:31pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Shots - Health News

Even Mild Mental Health Problems In Children Can Cause Trouble Later

It's not easy for a child who has had mental health issues to make a successful transition into adulthood. But even children who have symptoms that are mild enough that they wouldn't be diagnosed are more likely to struggle with life as adults, a study finds.

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10:46am

Wed July 15, 2015
All Tech Considered

3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 9:45 am

Mary McLain NPR

We know that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in the STEM fields — that's science, technology, engineering and math. Now dip into #RaceOnTech to find out why. Since Monday, entrepreneurs, scientists, computer scientists and coders from Silicon Valley to Greenbelt, Md., have been sharing their thoughts one tweet at a time.

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10:19am

Wed July 15, 2015
Shots - Health News

States Make Laws To Protect Patients From Hidden Medical Bills

It's a situation that occurs all too often: Someone goes to the emergency room and doesn't learn until he gets a hefty bill that one of the doctors who treated him wasn't in his insurance network. Or a diligent consumer checks before scheduling surgery to make sure that the hospital she plans to use and the doctors who will perform the operation are all in her network. Then she learns later that an assistant surgeon she didn't know — and who wasn't in her network — scrubbed in on her operation, and charged her for it.

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9:58am

Wed July 15, 2015
The Two-Way

Solar Airplane's Round-The-World Trip Is Halted Until 2016

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:51 am

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii in early July. The team behind the sun-powered airplane says it will be grounded until next spring.
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Battery problems on the Solar Impulse, the airplane that has been flying around the world using only the sun's power, have grounded the plane until next spring. The lithium-ion batteries overheated on a recent five-day trip from Japan to Hawaii.

"Irreversible damage to certain parts of the batteries will require repairs which will take several months," organizers said early Wednesday, ending hopes of finishing what would be a record-setting trip by late summer.

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5:08am

Wed July 15, 2015
The Salt

Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

Historic yogurt-making cultures held by Mirjana Curic-Bawden.
Dan Charles NPR

Yogurt is a truly living food. The bacteria that transform milk into this thick and sour food also provide a sense of mystique.

For Atanas Valev, they carry the taste and smell of his homeland, Bulgaria. "It's just the smell of the fermented milk. It's tart, tangy tart. That's what yogurt should taste like," he says.

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5:08am

Wed July 15, 2015
Around the Nation

Pluto Discoverer's Hometown Throws Big Bash For (Non-Dwarf!) Planet

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:21 pm

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5:08am

Wed July 15, 2015
Humans

No. 1 With A Bullet Point: To Get Research Cited, Make Sure It's Listed First

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

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4:58pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Space

NASA Spacecraft Flies Past Pluto After 10-Year Journey

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 12:38 am

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Energy

After Nuclear Deal, Iranian Oil Could Flow At Molasses Pace

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Space

How Long Would It Take To Drive To Pluto?

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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So how will New Horizons impact your life? Well, the next time the kids ask, are we there yet, you can tell them about the distance New Horizons traveled to get to the far reaches of outer space. Astrophysicist Adam Frank helps us wrap our brains around it.

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