Science

NASA
October 24, 2014 | NPR · AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.
 

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
October 24, 2014 | NPR · A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.
 

NASA/JPL-Caltech
October 18, 2014 | NPR · A “mountain-sized” comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close – but not too close — to the action.
 

October 17, 2014 | NPR · NASA says it plans to replace the digital countdown timer that’s featured prominently in broadcasts and images of Kennedy Space Center launches ever since the second moon landing mission 45 years ago.
 

AP
October 14, 2014 | NPR · There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.
 

October 13, 2014 | NPR · Starting Wednesday, six “astronauts” will live in a geodesic dome on a remote volcanic outcrop in an eight-month simulation of a Mars mission. Robert Siegel talks to commander Martha Lenio.
 

The Washington Times /Landov
October 8, 2014 | NPR · The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth’s atmosphere.
 

October 8, 2014 | NPR · After years of planning, Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope’s location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
 

NASA
October 7, 2014 | NPR · Weather permitting, on Wednesday morning you’ll be able to see the second lunar eclipse visible in North America in a series of four that runs through next year.
 

September 28, 2014 | NPR · Let’s compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There’s nothing to see in either. Or is there?
 

 

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News

AP
October 24, 2014 | NPR · The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.
 

AP
October 24, 2014 | NPR · The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it’s like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
 

Arts & Life

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it’s like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
 

Getty Images
October 24, 2014 | NPR · In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her “torch of freedom.”
 

Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
October 24, 2014 | NPR · NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure — two movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Join host Fiona Ritchie as she showcases new music from established artists and emerging talent.
 

Redferns
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland’s accompaniment in “Skylark” and “Fine And Mellow.”
 

Tinnitus Photography
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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