<![CDATA[Science News from NFB-Newsline.]]> http://www.nfbnewslineonline.net en-us Copyright 2022 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss nfbnewsline@nfb.org <![CDATA[Most stars may have much more time to form planets than previously thought Planet-making disks may survive around many young stars for 5 million to 10 million years Planet-building disks of gas and dust (one pictured) survive for millions of years longer around orange and red dwarf stars than astronomers realized, a new study suggests.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_22/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_22..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Heat waves in U.S. rivers are on the rise.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_23/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_23..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Mountain lions pushed out by wildfires take more risks Californias Woolsey Fire in 2018 led to local mountain lions crossing roads more often A mountain lion wearing a tracking collar leads her cubs through the brush.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_24/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_24..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Dinosaur 'mummies' may not be rare flukes after all A rapid burial isnt the only way to preserve skin for fossilization, a study suggests In life, Dakota was a 12-meter-long duck-billed dinosaur (illustrated at top).]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_25/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_25..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Black Death immunity came at a cost to modern-day health A genetic variant that boosts Crohns disease risk may have helped people survive bubonic plague Using DNA from the excavated remains of plague victims, including those buried in a London cemetery from 13481349, and from people who died earlier and later, researchers searched for evidence of how the Black Death pushed the immune system to evolve.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_26/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_26..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Honeybees order numbers from left to right, a study claims The finding suggests that mental number lines are innate, not learned.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_27/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_27..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Forever chemicals health risks are getting attention By Nancy Shute Editor in Chief]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_28/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_28..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Why fuzzy definitions are a problem in the social sciences Ive covered the field for Science News since 2019.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_21/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_21..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Protons may be stretchier than physics predicts Quarks inside the particles seem to move more than they should in an electric field A proton (illustrated) contains three particles called quarks (red, green and blue blobs).]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_20/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_20..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A study questioning colonoscopy screenings benefits has big caveats Other studies have shown the effectiveness of the procedure, still recommended in the U.S.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_19/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_19..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Meet the BOAT, the brightest gamma-ray burst of all time The blast could challenge theories about these bursts of high-energy light An afterglow of X-rays (pictured) following a brilliant burst of gamma rays was spotted by the Swift space telescope about an hour after the burst was detected.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_18/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_18..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[The pristine Winchcombe meteorite suggests that Earths water came from asteroids Bits of the space rock were picked up within 12 hours after landing in an English driveway Researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland found pieces of the Winchcombe meteorite in a field.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_9/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_09..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[How researchers are working to fill the gaps in long COVID data To design new studies, researchers are working across specialties and partnering with patients Researchers studying long COVID are viewing patients experiences with the illness as a crucial source of data that can inform future clinical trials.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_4/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_04..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A spider monkey's remains tell a story of ancient diplomacy in the Americas Its 1,700-year-old skeleton unearthed at Teotihuacan in Mexico suggests it was likely a gift from the Maya Archaeologists found the complete skeleton of a spider monkey (right) buried beside an eagle (left) and other animals at the base of a pyramid in the ancient city of Teotihuacan.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_5/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_05..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[These devices use an electric field to scare sharks from fishing hooks A new gadget attaches to fishing lines and emits a pulse of electricity every two seconds By attaching cylindrical SharkGuard devices (shown) to fishing hooks, tuna fishermen can greatly reduce the number of blue sharks accidentally snagged, a study finds.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_3/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_03..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Long considered loners, many marsupials may have complex social lives Previous assumptions about the earliest mammals likely being solitary may also need revisiting Many marsupials, such as the squirrel glider ( Petaurus norfolcensis ) shown here, can live in a variety of social groups, such as a mating pair or a bigger group of males and females, according to a new study.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_2/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_02..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Readers ask about photon rings and more Share this: Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pocket Reddit Print By Science News Staff]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_29/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_29..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[False teeth could double as hearing aids Jawbones transmit sound just as well as the bone that traditional hearing aids rely on A screw anchors a fake tooth to a persons lower jaw in this X-ray image.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_17/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_17..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[After eons of isolation, these desert fish flub social cues Pahrump poolfish react oddly to danger, a new study finds The aftereffects of a really long natural quarantine linger in Nevadas endangered Pahrump poolfish (shown here in an aquarium) when forced to share water with other kinds of fishes.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_16/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_16..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Heres where jazz gets its swing Nearly imperceptible delays in soloists timing contribute to the musics signature rhythm Jazz musician Louis Armstrong, shown holding a trumpet, recorded What Is This Thing Called Swing?]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_15/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_15..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A 3-D model of the Cats Eye nebula shows rings sculpted by jets The curiosity of a high school student unraveled the nebulas structure A 3-D visualization of the Cats Eye nebula (left) reveals partial gas rings (yellow) as well knots and whorls on either side of the central gas bubble (blue), all of which were probably sculpted by jets erupting from the nebula's core.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_14/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_14..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[How physics can improve the urinal Among urinal prototypes, a tall, slender design with curves reminiscent of seashells (second from the right) accommodates people of a wide range of heights, virtually eliminating splash back.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_10/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_10..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Why dandelion seeds are so good at spreading widely Individual dandelion seeds on a single flower are destined to go in different directions Whether from nature or a childs puff, dandelion seeds are sensitive to wind direction, which helps them to disperse widely.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_11/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_11..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Zapping tiny metal drops with sound creates wires for soft electronics A new way to make stretchy wiring uses ultrasound and microscopic spheres of liquid metal Exposure to ultrasound creates nanoscopic balls nestled among larger microspheres of liquid metal (shown in this scanning electron microscope image) in a new approach to stretchy wiring.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_12/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_12..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[For the first time, astronomers saw dust in space being pushed by starlight The finding could help researchers understand how light sculpts matter throughout the cosmos Shells of dust form when winds from these two stars (center) in the Cygnus constellation collide, as seen in this image from the James Webb Space Telescope.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_13/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_13..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Heres why some supermassive black holes blaze so brightly Astronomers saw a telltale signature of shock waves shooting along a jet Blazars (one illustrated) are active black holes that shoot jets of charged particles into space.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_8/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_08..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Tiger sharks helped discover the worlds largest seagrass prairie Scientists equipped sharks with cameras to map a carbon reservoir half the size of Florida Tiger sharks equipped with cameras (one pictured here) helped researchers map the worlds largest seagrass ecosystem.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_7/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_07..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Pollution mucks up the lungs immune defenses over time Impaired lung immune function joins the list of pollution-related health problems Particulate matter, one of the pollutants emitted from coal-burning power plants, accumulates over time in the lungs immune tissues.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_6/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_06..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Rats can bop their heads to the beat This research may help shed light on how brains evolved to perceive rhythm That rats got rhythm.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19315_1_1/Science_News.2022_11_19.All_Content.Article_01..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Need a fall read?]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_14/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_14..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Readers discuss the search for dark matter and 25 years of Mars rovers Share this: Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pocket Reddit Print By Science News Staff]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_31/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_31..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Here is the first direct look at Neptunes rings in more than 30 years Astronomers havent seen the dark rings since Voyager 2 flew past in 1989 Neptune and its rings glow in infrared light in this image from the James Webb Space Telescope.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_19/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_19..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[This robotic pill clears mucus from the gut to deliver meds RoboCap administers medicine to the intestines and makes its way out of the body This robotic pill, shown resting on pig intestine, can sweep away mucus in the gut and leave behind drugs to be absorbed by the body.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_18/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_18..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Video shows the first fox known to fish for food Red foxes and wolves are now the only canids known to fish Red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes ) have now joined the group of land mammals known to fish.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_16/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_16..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[How to get a crying baby to sleep, according to science Carrying and then sitting with a tearful baby can help lull them into a deep sleep, tests show Getting a crying baby to sleep is hard, but science might have one answer to the problem.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_17/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_17..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A glimpse inside a geckos hand won the 2022 Nikon Small World photo contest The annual competition showcases snapshots of miniature marvels This image of the hand of an embryonic Madagascar giant day gecko, shown at 63 times magnification, displays cyan-colored nerve cells.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_15/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_15..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A protogalaxy in the Milky Way may be our galaxys original nucleus A population of stars at the galactic center is the oldest known in the galaxy, a study finds A population of millions of stars near the center of the Milky Way (shown) is the original seed from which the galaxy grew, researchers say.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_20/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_20..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Despite a retraction, a room-temperature superconductor claim isn't dead yet A replication of part of an earlier experiment bolsters the reports of a contested study New experiments seem to bolster a recently retracted claim of room-temperature superconductivity in a blend of hydrogen, sulfur and a bit of carbon squeezed to enormous pressures in a diamond anvil like this one.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_21/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_21..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Losing amphibians may be tied to spikes in human malaria cases Missing frogs and other animals may have led to more mosquitoes, which can transmit the disease The Panamanian golden frog used to call the rainforests and cloud forests of its namesake country home, until a deadly fungus appeared.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_24/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_24..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A way to snap molecules together like Lego wins 2022 chemistry Nobel Three chemists are pioneers of 'click chemistry' and 'bioorthogonal chemistry' By incorporating Lego-like chemicals into sugars on the cell surface, scientists can snap on green-glowing or other molecules to track specific cells.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_23/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_23..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Genetics of human evolution wins 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Geneticist Svante Pääbo figured out how to extract DNA from Neandertals and Denisovans bones Svante Pääbo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his pioneering work in deciphering the genetics of our hominid relatives, Neandertals and Denisovans.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_22/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_22..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Long COVID brings another huge challenge to science By Nancy Shute Editor in Chief]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_30/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_30..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Part of a lost, ancient star catalog has now been found Greek astronomer Hipparchus is thought to be the first to attempt to precisely map the stars Ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus, illustrated in his observatory in Alexandria, Egypt, was thought to have written the first star catalog.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_9/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_09..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Astronomers have found the closest known black hole to Earth This black hole is about 1,500 light-years away.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_10/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_10..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Marsquakes hint that the planet might be volcanically active after all The finding, based on more than 1,000 quakes, suggests the planet isnt geologically dead A relatively young fracture cuts through hills and craters in Mars heavily faulted Cerberus Fossae region, seen in this 2018 image taken by the Mars Express orbiter.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_11/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_11..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Crowdsourced cell phone data could keep bridges safe and strong Smartphones could act as mobile integrity sensors that are already in place Data collected with cell phones moving across the Golden Gate Bridge rivaled the information that dedicated instruments could provide about the bridges structural integrity.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_12/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_12..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Insect swarms might generate as much electric charge as storm clouds The role insect-induced static electricity plays in the atmosphere may be unappreciated A simulation built using data from honeybees suggests that large locust swarms, like the one pictured here, could produce as much electricity as a storm cloud.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_13/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_13..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Pterosaurs may have evolved from tiny, fast-running reptiles Fossils found in Scotland in 1907 are illuminating the origin of the first flying vertebrates Tiny Scleromochlus taylori , shown here in an artists rendition, was a bipedal, ground-dwelling reptile, and a close relative of pterosaurs, the iconic winged vertebrates of the Age of Dinosaurs.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_29/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_29..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Video captures young mosquitoes launching their heads to eat other mosquitoes High-speed filming reveals hunting tactics of the insect larvae In an extreme pounce, a Psorophora mosquito larva (left) can shoot its blocky head forward to grab and gulp a different mosquito species.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_28/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_28..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[How dormant bacteria spores sense when its time to come back to life An internal countdown signals when environmental conditions are safe for bacteria to revive Researchers used colorful dyes to illuminate the electrical charges of Bacillus subtilis spores, as seen here, to track how the bacteria responded to pulses of nutrients.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_25/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_25..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[A metal ion bath may make fibers stronger than spider silk But some say gently dissolving silkworm silk's coating may give the finished fiber its strength Silkworm cocoons (pictured) can be a starting point for scientists trying to create super strong artificial silk.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_26/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_26..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Mars buried lake might just be layers of ice and rock Liquid water isnt the only explanation for anomalous radar signals, a study finds Evidence grows that there might not be an underground lake surrounded by shallow pools near Mars south polar ice cap (shown in this 2015 image from the European Space Agencys Mars Express orbiter).]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_27/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_27..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Heres what happened to the Delaware-sized iceberg that broke off Antarctica Scientists have identified a previously unknown mechanism for large berg breakups Iceberg A68a (shown in July 2020) was the largest remnant of a Delaware-sized chunk of ice that split off from Antarctica in 2017.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_8/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_08..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Wind turbines could help capture carbon dioxide while providing power Most human-produced CO 2 is high in the air.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_6/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_06..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Particles from space provide a new look inside cyclones Muons from cosmic rays might lead to a new tool for understanding the weather Typhoon Hinnamnor swirls in the western Pacific Ocean on August 31.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_7/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_07..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[The U.S.'s alcohol-induced death rate rose sharply in the pandemic's first year Researchers have reported more frequent and heavier drinking in 2020 The rate of alcohol-induced deaths, which increased overall by 26 percent from 2019 to 2020, was highest for those ages 55 to 64 for both men and women.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_5/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_05..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Cat allergies may be tamed by adding an asthma therapy to allergy shots The effects lasted at least a year after treatment stopped, a small study finds Cat dander makes some people sneeze, itch and become generally miserable with allergic symptoms.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_4/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_04..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Heres how polar bears might get traction on snow Tiny protrusions on the bears paws offer greater friction Polar bears (two pictured) can walk easily across slippery surfaces.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_3/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_03..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Deer-vehicle collisions spike when daylight saving time ends Year-round daylight saving time could keep tens of thousands of deer and dozens of people alive Turning the clocks back after daylight saving time means more people drive in the dark and are more likely to run into deer.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_1/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_01..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Ancient bacteria could persist beneath Mars surface Radiation-tolerant microbes might survive there for hundreds of millions of years Radiation-tolerant bacteria similar to this Deinococcus radiodurans would be particularly well-suited to surviving Mars harsh, freezing environment, a new study suggests.]]> http://216.230.123.8:8888/waves/gen/wv__749_19301_1_2/Science_News.2022_11_05.All_Content.Article_02..mp3 Podcasts Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:10:00 -0500