Encore: Meteorologists Launch Balloons To Collect Weather Data

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Member station KUCB tagged along with a meteorologist at one of America’s most remote weather stations. This story originally aired on Dec. 22, 2015, on All Things Considered.

Oil Production Fuels Earthquake Surge In Oklahoma

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NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Todd Halihan, a professor in the school of geology at Oklahoma State, about how Oklahoma has now surpassed California for seismic activity.

New Year’s Day Quake In Oklahoma City Amid Increasing Seismic Activity

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The state of Oklahoma saw more than 800 quakes with magnitude of 3 or greater in 2015.

A Physicist Dreams Of Catching Dark Matter In The Act

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Hold out your hand for a century, and 100 million particles of dark matter will pass through each second without leaving a trace. Still, a physicist in South Dakota thinks he may be able to catch one.

Netflix And Chew: How Binge Watching Affects Our Eating Habits

December 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lots of research suggests munching while watching TV promotes mindless eating. Overall viewing time is a key factor. But the genre of what you are watching may also influence how much you consume.

Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

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Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don’t fret: We’ve got science-based tips for avoiding that headache.

The Year In Eggs: Everyone’s Going Cage-Free, Except Supermarkets

December 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Egg producers who for years said they couldn’t give up cages for egg-laying hens made the switch to cage-free in 2015. Big egg buyers, including McDonald’s, Nestle and Subway, made commitments, too.

The Year In Eggs: Everyone’s Going Cage-Free, Except Supermarkets

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Egg producers who for years said they couldn’t give up cages for egg-laying hens made the switch to cage-free in 2015. Big egg buyers, including McDonald’s, Nestle and Subway, made commitments, too.

Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

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A big study finds the risk that the baby will die soon after delivery is twice as high if the delivery was planned for home or a birthing center versus the hospital, but such deaths are very rare.

Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

December 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A big study finds the risk that the baby will die soon after delivery is twice as high if the delivery was planned for home or a birthing center versus the hospital, but such deaths are very rare.

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