Science

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On Friday morning, NASA’s Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.
 

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.
 

NASA/JPL-Caltech
February 26, 2015 | NPR · It’s enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.
 

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.
 

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February 21, 2015 | NPR · The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.
 

NASA
February 14, 2015 | NPR · NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It’s nothing short of breathtaking.
 

NASA
February 12, 2015 | NPR · First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.
 

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
February 11, 2015 | NPR · The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.
 

NASA & ESA
February 11, 2015 | NPR · In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, “and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.”
 

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February 8, 2015 | NPR · In 1998, then-Vice President Gore proposed the satellite, which has since been repurposed for NOAA’s needs. It was set to take off Sunday, but the launch was scrubbed, and will be rescheduled.
 

 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · The Labor Department’s latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.
 

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
March 6, 2015 | NPR · On Friday morning, NASA’s Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.
 

Arts & Life

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. “Speed dating for seniors” may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It’s a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it’s unforgettable.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his “twisted mind” when his friend’s dad passed away.
 

Music

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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · For trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas, much in contemporary music has clearly evolved from the jazz of eras past. It’s the insight behind his big band, which recently visited his alma mater.
 

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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — “Henryisms” — came to the fore.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there’s still time to correct that.
 

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