Science

AP
January 29, 2015 | NPR · A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.
 

January 26, 2015 | NPR · A rare large asteroid zipped very close to Earth Monday morning. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Paul Chodas, head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Near-Earth Object program, about the “close call.”
 

ESA/Rosetta/MPS
January 22, 2015 | NPR · We’re learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has “goosebumps” on steep cliff faces. It’s also highly porous.
 

EPA/Landov
January 19, 2015 | NPR · Scientists call them “fast radio bursts,” or FRBs: mysterious pulses of radio waves coming from far, far away. Researchers in Australia say they’ve observed one in real time.
 

AP
January 16, 2015 | NPR · The company’s resupply mission to the International Space Station went off without a hitch last week, but an attempt to land the spent booster on a floating platform didn’t go as well.
 

NASA
January 16, 2015 | NPR · The Beagle 2 Mars lander was lost in December 2003. Today, scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet.
 

January 13, 2015 | NPR · The International Dark-Sky Association has named only three “gold-tier reserves” on Earth where a “full array of visible sky phenomena can be viewed.” There’s only one in the Northern Hemisphere — at the the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in far Southwestern Ireland.
 

AP
January 10, 2015 | NPR · The private launch contractor resupplying the ISS said a plan to recover the rocket’s spent first stage at sea hit a snag.
 

January 10, 2015 | NPR · An experimental rocket launched by SpaceX Saturday was a partial success. A cargo capsule will reach the International Space Station, but the spent rocket failed to land on a barge in the Atlantic.
 

Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
January 9, 2015 | NPR · Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.
 

 

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News

AP
January 30, 2015 | NPR · Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.
 

January 30, 2015 | KHN · The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient’s care. So far it’s not clear if they can also save money.
 

January 30, 2015 | NPR · It’s not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.
 

Arts & Life

 NPR
January 30, 2015 | NPR · Both the sublime and the ridiculous get thorough airings this week as the team takes on the fine CW show Jane The Virgin and the bonkers sex thriller The Boy Next Door.
 

UPI /Landov
January 30, 2015 | NPR · Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.
 

Getty Images
January 30, 2015 | NPR · In part two of David Greene’s conversation with Bill Parcells, the football coach talks about how he dealt with players’ drug use and about redemption for the former Baltimore Ravens running back.
 

Music

KCRW
January 30, 2015 | KCRW · The folk-rock band, newly returned from a hiatus, performs “Make You Better” live in the studio.
 

Courtesy of the artist
January 30, 2015 | NPR · The band’s majestic doom metal recalls Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus and Dio-era Black Sabbath.
 

Courtesy of the artist
January 30, 2015 | NPR · The show’s first new music show of 2015 features a fierce new track by Chilean singer Camila Moreno.
 

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