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Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms
08/01/2014 8:18 PM
Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.
How Cultures Move Across Continents
08/01/2014 5:03 PM
Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It
08/01/2014 12:03 PM
Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?
07/31/2014 8:03 PM
A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.
Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks
07/31/2014 6:43 PM
The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.
Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors
07/31/2014 4:28 PM
The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.
Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle
07/31/2014 3:11 PM
It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."
What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease
07/31/2014 9:12 AM
Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.
Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?
07/31/2014 9:07 AM
Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later
07/30/2014 5:54 PM
One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on.
Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price
07/30/2014 8:59 AM
Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.
Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp
07/29/2014 9:07 PM
Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.
The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove
07/29/2014 8:09 PM
The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming may hold specimens of DNA from animals who roamed thousands of years ago. Julie Meachem, a paleontologist leading the expedition into the cave, speaks with Audie Cornish about the secrets she hopes to find.
Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker
07/29/2014 7:28 PM
A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.
Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers
07/29/2014 6:23 PM
Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
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