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ICYMI: Headlines with Nature News

A palentologist has found a deposit of fossils in North Dakota that he says show the aftermath of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.
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A palentologist has found a deposit of fossils in North Dakota that he says show the aftermath of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.

Each month we check in with the reporters at Nature News for a roundup of recent science headlines. This month, Nature’s multi-media editor Shamini Bundell brings us these stories.

Why The Sexes Feel Pain Differently: Researchers at McGill University are showing that males and female mice experience pain through different pathways. This could help change the way we manage pain in men and women.

The Day The Dinosaurs Died: Paleontologists have been working on a mystery. Almost everyone agrees that dinosaurs went extinct when a huge asteroid hit the earth.  But they can’t find any dinosaur bones in the geological layer that would show that event.  Now, one scientist working in North Dakota says he’s found a big deposit of fossils that shows the exact moment the asteroid hit.

Your Neighborhood Predicts Your Future Social Mobility: Researchers report that children have lower social mobility later in life when they grow up in a neighborhood with high levels of lead, violence, and neighborhoods in which a lot of adults go to jail.

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Lexi Krupp is associate producer on this segment.

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.