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Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians
10/22/2014 8:31 PM
The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt ? a nautical archeologist ? found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.
Bigger Than A T.Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump
10/22/2014 8:31 PM
Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee ? of kids.
A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet
10/22/2014 6:39 PM
The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors ? yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.
Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements
10/22/2014 12:49 PM
Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.
Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January
10/21/2014 10:08 PM
The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola
10/20/2014 9:47 PM
Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.
Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?
10/20/2014 7:53 PM
Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.
Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face
10/19/2014 4:04 PM
Many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, but a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.
DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security
10/19/2014 11:43 AM
The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Admiral David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.
Mars Probes Give Scientists Box Seats For Rare Comet Flyby
10/18/2014 4:14 PM
A "mountain-sized" comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the Red Planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close - but not too close ? to the action.
U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research
10/17/2014 8:44 PM
The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.
NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets
10/17/2014 8:04 PM
NASA says it plans to replace the digital countdown timer that's featured prominently in broadcasts and images of Kennedy Space Center launches ever since the second moon landing mission 45 years ago.
Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion
10/17/2014 6:02 PM
Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.
Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery
10/17/2014 1:27 PM
Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?
Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides
10/17/2014 11:46 AM
Apeel Sciences hopes its products, which use natural methods to fend off pests and oxidization, can markedly reduce the amount of produce wasted because of spoilage.

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