Streams

 

Science

All Things Considered

Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Monday, September 22, 2014

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

Comment

All Things Considered

Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Monday, September 22, 2014

Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.

Comment

Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

Monday, September 22, 2014

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

If We Know Climate Change Is Real, Why Don't More of Us Act to Stop It?

Monday, September 22, 2014

We know that the climate is changing. Why are we so good at ignoring it?

Comments [16]

The Takeaway

Rockefellers Say Goodbye to Oil

Monday, September 22, 2014

The heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are planning to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy.

Comments [1]

The Takeaway

What Works in The Fight Against Climate Change?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Getting everyone to buy an efficient washing machine is a strategy that's gotten lots of people involved in the fight against climate change. But it may not make the most impact.

Comments [6]

NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

Monday, September 22, 2014

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.

Comment

Morning Edition

Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth

Monday, September 22, 2014

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft on Sunday night fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes. That slowed the probe down enough so it could be captured by the Red Planet's gravity.

Comment

Morning Edition

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

Comment

Morning Edition

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Monday, September 22, 2014

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

Comment

The Takeaway

Climate Change Threatens Marshall Islands

Monday, September 22, 2014

Foreign Minister for the Marshall Islands, Tony De Brum, talks about his hopes and fears for an island nation that finds itself dangerously close to destruction.

Comments [2]

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against Climate Change, The Future of Manufacturing, and America's Top Female CEO

Monday, September 22, 2014

            

All Things Considered

Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, which went into orbit Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago.

Comment

Pondering 'Deep Time' Could Inspire New Ways To View Climate Change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Comparing and contrasting different times and places as analogues for one another could help us re-adjust our orientations toward time and our environment, suggests anthropologist Vincent F. Ialenti.

Comment

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

Comment

Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Michael Toma of Claremont University has looked into the differing cognitive abilities of crossword puzzle experts versus Scrabble aficionados. NPR's Wade Goodwyn discovers the differences.

Comment

Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta argues that we don't need jargon. He tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn he's compiled a history of the universe as we know it, using only the 1,000 most-common English words.

Comment

All Things Considered

Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Comment

The Odor Of Political Attraction

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ooh, you smell so good ... and we're both members of the Whig party, too! Turns out there's scientific evidence that people who share political beliefs are attracted to each other's body odor.

Comment

Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

Comment