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Peggy Gibson sits in her living room with her service dog, Rocky, in West Jefferson, N.C., last November. Gibson says Rocky, a diabetic alert dog, isn't able to work well in public. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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Investigations

The Hope And Hype Of Diabetic Alert Dogs

Companies that sell dogs trained to sniff out life-threatening changes in blood sugar for people with diabetes have faced lawsuits or complaints from some of their customers.

Peggy Gibson sits in her living room with her service dog, Rocky, in West Jefferson, N.C., last November. Gibson says Rocky, a diabetic alert dog, isn't able to work well in public. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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Investigations

The Hope And Hype Of Diabetic Alert Dogs

8 min

The Hope And Hype Of Diabetic Alert Dogs

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The scientific community has lots of feelings about emoji representation. Geologists are excited about the new rock emoji, for example, but reviews are mixed when it comes to the fly. Emojipedia hide caption

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Emojipedia

Shots - Health News

Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated

5 min

Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated

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Kids do calisthenics before starting a baseball clinic in Washington, D.C. Esther Ciammachilli/WAMU hide caption

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Baseball Makes An Early Pitch To Catch The Interest Of Black Players

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The city of Wuhan, epicenter of the current coronavirus outbreak. Jia Yu/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Can Coronavirus Be Crushed By Warmer Weather?

2 min

Can Coronavirus Be Crushed By Warmer Weather?

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