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Top Science News
May 31, 2020

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket | Credit: NASA TV

Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

Coronavirus illustration | Credit: (c) Antonio Rodriguez /

Evolution of Coronavirus from Animals to Humans

Very Large Array radio | Credit: (c) kennytong /

New Class of Cosmic Explosions Discovered

Bumblebee on flower | Credit: (c) Heather Jane /

Bumblebees Speed Up Flowering

 When pollen is in short supply, bumblebees damage plant leaves in a way that accelerates flower production, new research …
Latest Top Headlines
updated 10:30am EDT

Health News
May 31, 2020

Father and child walking | Credit: (c) kieferpix /

Reexamining Origins of Human Fatherhood

Hospital patient concept | Credit: (c) Taechit /

Children: Severe Complications from COVID-19

Neurons illustration | Credit: (c) whitehoune /

How Brain Links Events to Form a Memory

Big brown bat (stock | Credit: (c) Dennis Donohue /

How Bats Carry Coronaviruses: ‘Super Immunity’?

 Researchers have uncovered how bats can carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus without getting sick — research that could shed light on how coronaviruses make the jump to …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 10:30am EDT

Physical/Tech News
May 31, 2020

Mars illustration (stock | Credit: (c) grejak /

Organic Molecules in Martian Meteorites

Touch definition (stock | Credit: (c) TungCheung /

Mind-Controlled Arm Prostheses That ‘Feel’

Protoplanetary disk | Credit: (c) Mopic /

Rare Views of Planet-Forming Disks Around Stars

This image shows two | Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Precise Timing of a Black Hole Dance

 Scientists have finally figured out the precise timing of a complicated dance between two enormous black holes, revealing hidden details about the physical characteristics of these mysterious cosmic …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 10:30am EDT

Environment News
May 31, 2020

Pinnacle Point, South | Credit: (c) Kobus /

‘Eden’ for Ancient Humans and Animals

Illustration of | Credit: (c) Mike Mareen /

Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Shows

High temperature on | Credit: (c) nnudoo /

Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity, Heat

Beijing (stock | Credit: (c) Gang /

COVID-19 Lockdowns: Global Air Quality

 Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, …
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 10:30am EDT

Society/Education News
May 31, 2020

Microplastics in water | Credit: (c) dottedyeti /

Highest Level Ever of Microplastics On Seafloor

Butterfly against urban | Credit: (c) Bianilys /

Insects: Largest Study Finds Declines On Land

Carbon dioxide in air | Credit: (c) frenta /

Rising Carbon Dioxide May Impair Cognition

Decision, right, wrong | Credit: (c) 3D generator /

Decisions: People Often Rely of Gut Feeling

 When faced with a decision, people may know which choice gives them the best chance of success, but still take the other option, a new study suggests. People may choose based on a ‘gut feeling’, a …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 10:30am EDT

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts

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