Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure while surrounded by women and girls at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park northeast of San Francisco.
Their work details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes. And now three scientists — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar – have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in chemistry will be announced Wednesday morning.
As Hungary threatens to close its border with Croatia and seal itself off from the migration crisis that is consuming Europe, Steve Inskeep talks to Hungary's Ambassador to the U.S. Réka Szemerkényi about the country's position on migration into Europe.
Hungary has put up border fences to keep migrants out. But now in a limited way, it has begun to help some migrants transit through Hungary, getting them to Austria and closer to their Northern European destinations.
During her first fossil-hunting trip, Carissa Raymond, an undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, stumbled upon the teeth of a beaver-like animal that lived 65 million years ago.
Steve Inskeep talks to author Claire Vaye Watkins about her new novel: "Gold Fame Citrus." It's set in the American West of the not too distant future that has been completely transformed by drought.(Stations note: Steve will read around an intro clip that ends with the author characterizing her mother as a "BS-er." She uses the abbreviation, not the full phrase.)
A library in Anchorage, Alaska, doesn't just carry an array of books — it also features everything from sea lion skulls to wolverine pelts. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.
The work of Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes.
For scientists, there have long been advantages to working in big cities — in close proximity to other scientists and inventors. A new analysis delves into whether this is still the case.
As Russia marks Vladimir Putin's birthday, the president's popularity among Russians is a high as ever. Even so, people on the streets of Moscow have mixed reactions to Putin's actions in Syria.
The story of the Alarcon family from Bolivia includes many elements of the immigrant experience: struggle, sacrifice, rewards, and the creation of a new identity.
Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. John McCain about Afghanistan. McCain chaired an Armed Services Committee hearing with testimony from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell, tells senators he is drawing up plans to keep a larger number of U.S. troops in the country next year than originally planned.
Young people, often rival gang members, have increasingly used Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging" and it's led to fights and even death.
After revelations it cheated emissions tests, Volkswagen is vowing to win back the public's trust. But, experts say, it will take a long time. First, the automaker needs to let the crisis play out.
Commentator Frank Deford marks the 75th anniversary of the college football movie Knute Rockne, All-American, which included a famous phrase, uttered by the movie's star, Ronald Reagan.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.
Incompleteness is the lifeblood of science. We don't know where the massive neutrinos will lead us, but it's fair to expect that the road ahead will have quite a few surprises, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Friends, family and colleagues recounted the human rights contributions of the late Julian Bond at a memorial service Tuesday for the former NAACP chairman. Bond died in August after a brief illness.