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Can science-based video games help kids with autism?

An expanding arcade of video games takes aim at easing autism traits, from poor visual attention to problems with motor skills, but the evidence of the games’ effectiveness remains limited

Trump’s plan to reshuffle government strikes familiar notes

Many of the president’s proposals have been rejected previously, whereas others are surprisingly timid

New evidence in Cuba’s ‘sonic attacks,’ and finding an extinct gibbon—in a royal Chinese tomb

On this week’s show: sonic attack or mass paranoia? New evidence suggests the mysterious illness affecting U.S. diplomats in Cuba is more than just a figment of the imagination. And newly uncovered bones in the tomb of China’s first emperor’s grandmother reveal a now-extinct species of gibbon.

Natural gas could warm the planet as much as coal in the short term

Gas production leaks enough methane to match climate impact of coal-burning plants for 2 decades

How the snowshoe hare is losing its white winter coat

Warmer winters, less snow make pale fur a liability

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