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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?
Monday, November 28, 2016
The longest-living vertebrate known to science is a shark that can live centuries.
This story originally aired on Aug. 11, 2016 on All Things Considered.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Myron Ebell has been chosen to lead the president-elect's transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell is a well known climate change skeptic.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
A small rock might contain tissue from a 130 million-year-old dinosaur brain. If confirmed, it would be the first bit of fossilized dino gray matter ever found.
Monday, October 24, 2016
When astronomers spot a new planet that's too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
In tight elections, the loser often calls for a recount. But recounting ballots might not be easy in states that use paperless machines — including the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
President Obama has once again declared that humans should go to Mars by the 2030s. NPR looks back on his eight years in office to see whether he's put NASA on track to get there.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.
Monday, September 26, 2016
If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Blobs in space emitting eerie, unexplained light have been puzzling astronomers for more than 15 years. Now, they think they are on to the cause of the mysterious glow.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Flying people to an asteroid is really hard, so NASA wants to bring part of it to them. But some former astronauts say the $2 billion plan was born of politics and budget cuts, and makes little sense.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The National Marine Fisheries Service says nine of the 14 distinct populations of humpback whales have recovered enough that they no longer need to be considered endangered.
Monday, September 05, 2016
Scientists knew that lizards, which bask in the sun for warmth, are vulnerable to climate change. A new study suggests the hazards are more complicated, and possibly worse, than previously believed.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
When humans talk to dogs, the canine brains seem to separate the meaning of the words from the intonation used and to analyze each aspect independently.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It's not exactly close — 25 trillion miles from Earth, say the scientists who spotted it. But that might be near enough for further exploration. It's about Earth's size, with mild temperatures.
Monday, August 15, 2016
You may love or hate "the wave" as it sweeps through spectators at baseball, football and soccer games. But physicists say the synchronized action shows how humans are like particles.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
This Arctic species can live longer than any other known animal advanced enough to have a backbone, scientists say — maybe more than 500 years. Their muscles might hold clues that could help humans.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The popular annual Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday night. If astronomical predictions hold true, it could be the best show in years.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Nighttime driving restrictions on teens may save lives, a study finds, but should probably be shifted to include late evening. A third of all fatal crashes with teen drivers happen after dark.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
A mysterious fireball seen in the sky over the American West on Wednesday night turned out to be Chinese rocket falling through the atmosphere.