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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:52pm

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Earth's rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth's history that help us recognize our place in the world.

Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

At various times, life on earth has come close to being erased. Paleontologist Peter Ward explains what we can learn from previous mass extinctions.

What's The Anthropocene?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Have we entered a new age defined by humans? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.

How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Environmental writer Emma Marris wants us to broaden our definition of nature to one that embraces urban and wild spaces in order learn to protect and care for it.

Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler explains how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault will prepare humans for the climate change and its effect on our environment and our food supply.

Countries Gather For Wildlife Convention On Animal Trafficking

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ginette Hemley of the World Wildlife Fund about the CITES meeting and the challenges in trying to protect endangered species, particularly elephants.

Reykjavik Turns Off Street Lights To Turn Up The Northern Lights

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:29pm

Wednesday night's aurora borealis forecast was particularly strong, so Icelandic officials tried to reduce light pollution so the green glow would be more visible to people in the capital.

CDC Urges Americans To Get A Flu Shot As Soon As Possible

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:23pm

There's plenty of vaccine available this year, and the sooner people get vaccinated the better, federal health officials say. A recent drop in vaccination, especially among the elderly, concerns them.

Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:04am

Most potential Alzheimer's drugs are tested on mice. But rats may be a better choice because they seem to have a type of memory that's more like ours, and also are highly vulnerable to Alzheimer's.

Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:45am

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.

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