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New malaria vaccine delivered for the first time

The Central African Republic is the first country to receive thousands of doses of a new malaria vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization last October.

24/05/2024

We asked, you answered: What are some weird things you have in common with a sibling?

The answers involved career choices, sleep habits, dog greetings — and bologna eating (although to be fully transparent, we must note that was a quirk shared by an uncle and his niece).

23/05/2024

A concentrated dose of history: The class of 2024 looks back

Everyone says you live through history, but "I don't think anyone prepared us for this much history," say the students in the Class of 2024.For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.…

22/05/2024

Mangroves protect communities from storms. Half are at risk of collapse, report finds

Mangroves are unique coastal ecosystems protecting humans and wildlife. Rising sea levels and storms pose an increasing threat to their survival.

22/05/2024

Black men are a hidden segment of caregivers. It's stressful but rewarding, too

Almost 40 percent of caregivers of older adults are men, and a third of that group is Black. But African American men face some issues other guys don't.

21/05/2024

OpenAI pulls AI voice that was compared to Scarlett Johansson in the movie 'Her'

The AI company said the voice was not patterned after Johansson, but that it was removing the voice as an option in the wake of speculation about whether the sci-fi film inspired the voice.

20/05/2024

A new pill cures preschoolers of a parasitic worm. Delivering it could be a challenge

The pills for adults and school-aged kids aren't the right dose for preschoolers. Plus they taste bad. Now there's a new pill for little ones — but it seems like an uphill battle to get it to them.

20/05/2024

Like to bike? Your knees will thank you and you may live longer, too

New research shows lifelong bikers have healthier knees, less pain and a longer lifespan, compared to people who've never biked. This adds to the evidence that cycling promotes healthy aging.

20/05/2024

When sea otters lose their favorite foods, they can use tools to go after new ones

Some otters rely on tools to bust open hard-shelled prey items like snails, and a new study suggests this tool use is helping them to survive as their favorite, easier-to-eat foods disappear.

20/05/2024

Sperm whale families talk a lot. Researchers are trying to decode what they're saying

Scientists are testing the limits of artificial intelligence when it comes to language learning. One recent challenge? Learning ... whale! Researchers are using machine learning to analyze and decode whale sounds — and it's just as complicated as it…

20/05/2024

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