Category Archives: NPR


Oct

31

2017
Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure

Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure

Enlarge this image Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who helped expose the Flint water crisis, speaks during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10, 2016. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Three years into the water crisis in Flint, Mich., many residents still rely on bottled water, and experts say the ramifications are likely to…

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Oct

30

2017
Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

What if the devices in your home got involved in raising your kids? The toy giant Mattel planned to market such a device but pulled the project when parents and pediatricians complained. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Artificial intelligence is making its way into everyday life. Digital assistants can help you make a grocery list or maybe keep your home climate-controlled. But what if the devices in…

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Oct

30

2017
Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Enlarge this image Michelle Kondrich for NPR Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children. The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a camera. Critics called it creepy. Powered by artificial intelligence, Aristotle could get to know your child — at least that was how the device was…

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Oct

29

2017
Prize-Winning Photos Show A Different Side Of Instagram

Prize-Winning Photos Show A Different Side Of Instagram

Enlarge this image Nirma, 16, plays with her friends. She is married but still lives with her parents and talks to her husband on the phone sometimes. She is nervous about the duties she’ll have to take on when she does move in with her husband. At the moment, she hopes to graduate high school and eventually become a doctor. Saumya Khandelwal hide caption toggle…

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Oct

28

2017
Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With ‘Sassitude’

Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With ‘Sassitude’

Enlarge this image Dr. Agnes Binagwaho: “When I was a little mouse, I tried to make as much noise as a lion. When I became stronger, I made less noise because the objective was to change. And sometimes to change, you better study and try to do it without screaming too much.” Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Rogers/NPR Years before she became the…

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Oct

27

2017
An Ethical Dilemma In A Case Of Conjoined Twins From East Africa

An Ethical Dilemma In A Case Of Conjoined Twins From East Africa

Enlarge this image The CT scan (left) shows the twins before the surgical separation. At right; a three-dimensional reconstruction of the CT scan was used to help doctors prepare for the procedure. The New England Journal of Medicine ©2017 hide caption toggle caption The New England Journal of Medicine ©2017 In the East African country where they were born, the conjoined twin girls would likely…

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Oct

25

2017
When A Boy Sticks Magnets Up His Nose, Doctors Have To Get Ingenious

When A Boy Sticks Magnets Up His Nose, Doctors Have To Get Ingenious

Enlarge this image An 11-year-old boy put small magnets up both nostrils, then couldn’t figure out how to get them out. These X-rays tell the tale. The New England Journal of Medicine hide caption toggle caption The New England Journal of Medicine Kids stick things in their nose, ears, and mouth all the time; it may be another way for them to explore and learn….

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Oct

25

2017
‘They Can’t Just Be Average,’ Lifting Students Up Without Lowering The Bar

‘They Can’t Just Be Average,’ Lifting Students Up Without Lowering The Bar

Enlarge this image LA Johnson/NPR “They can’t just be average.” Charles Curtis is talking about the roughly 100 young, black men in the inaugural freshman class at Ron Brown College Prep, a radical new high school in Washington, D.C. Curtis, the school psychologist, puts it simply: “There is no place in the world for an average black person.” Raising Kings is a three-part series from…

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Oct

24

2017
VIDEOS: Look Who’s Talking About Polio Over A Cup Of Coffee

VIDEOS: Look Who’s Talking About Polio Over A Cup Of Coffee

[embedded content] YouTube October 24 is World Polio Day. And now we’re getting closer to a world without polio — there have been fewer than a dozen cases this year. One way people are learning more about the disease and eradication efforts is through a video series, “Coffee with Polio Experts,” produced by The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, an organization that has partnered with the…

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