Science

NPR
April 21, 2015 | HPR · In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it’s sacred ground, but astronomers say it’s the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.
 

NASA TV
April 17, 2015 | NPR · The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station Friday morning, bringing a long-awaited ISSpresso machine.
 

ESA/NASA
April 15, 2015 | NPR · Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.
 

NPR
April 13, 2015 | NPR · There’s a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you still have lying around: calculating a constant that governs the universe.
 

April 6, 2015 | NPR · Sea level rise is beginning to affect the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A protective dune not too far from the launchpads has collapsed.
 

AP
April 4, 2015 | NPR · The third in a set of four lunar eclipses that began a year ago and will finish in late September could be seen from the U.S. East Coast to Asia.
 

AP
April 3, 2015 | NPR · Weather permitting, a “blood moon” eclipse — the penultimate in a four-eclipse cycle — can be seen in its totality by those living on the U.S West Coast.
 

NASA
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.
 

NASA/Bill Ingalls
March 27, 2015 | NPR · During astronaut Scott Kelly’s year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.
 

 

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News

April 21, 2015 | NPR · The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.
 

NPR
April 21, 2015 | HPR · In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it’s sacred ground, but astronomers say it’s the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.
 

NPR
April 21, 2015 | NPR · The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers
April 21, 2015 | NPR · In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV’s Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. “You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff,” she says. “… We exist in the middle.”
 

Laine Kaplan-Levenson for NPR
April 20, 2015 | NPR · Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there’s a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.
 

April 20, 2015 | NPR · “It’s not profound regret,” Morrison tells Fresh Air. “It’s just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn’t recognize as mess when they were going on.” Her latest book is God Help the Child.
 

Music

Peter Serling
April 20, 2015 | NPR · The composer is the second from the new-music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 20, 2015 | NPR · In a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd and Joe Segal are recognized for their lifetimes of artistry and service to the music. Watch at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
 

April 20, 2015 | NPR · The winners of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.
 

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