Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:
Monday, July 20, 2015
Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, has donated $100 million to the search for E.T. or extraterrestrial life.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back its best photos of Pluto and its moons. Scientists will puzzle over them for years to come.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
On Tuesday morning, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft swooped past the surface of Pluto. The vast distance between Earth and Pluto means they're still waiting to hear what happened.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Astronomers kicked Pluto out of the planetary club in 2006 because of its small size. But scientists set to explore the surface Tuesday via a spacecraft's camera say those other guys are just wrong.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
NASA had a heart-stopping moment over the weekend, when engineers lost contact with a spacecraft they sent to Pluto. A computer crash was behind the problem.
Monday, July 06, 2015
After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.
Monday, June 29, 2015
In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.
Monday, June 08, 2015
A nonprofit has successfully tested technology that could one day be used to explore the solar system on a budget.
Friday, June 05, 2015
A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Though past measurements have suggested global warming all but stopped in the late 1990s, newly refined figures show Earth's warming has continued unabated.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
A NASA spacecraft plunged into the planet Mercury on Thursday. It's demise comes after four years of studying our solar system's innermost planet.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a "trust hormone" in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.