Science

ITAR-TASS/Landov
May 16, 2015 | NPR · The launch is the latest in a string of failures for the Proton-M rocket, a workhorse for the International Launch Services, a joint Russia-American satellite carrier business.
 

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May 16, 2015 | NPR · For astrophysicist Shrinivas Kulkarni, “The sky is so much richer and so much more imaginative than the imagination.”
 

AP
May 14, 2015 | NPR · A team in England looked at thousands of galaxies that had stopped forming stars and determined that the vast majority of them showed signs that their stellar fuel supply had been choked off.
 

NASA Ames Research Center
May 11, 2015 | NPR · Astronomer Chris Impey discusses the future of space travel, sex in space and the connection between science and Buddhism. Impey is the author of Beyond: Our Future in Space.
 

Planetary Society
May 9, 2015 | NPR · The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.
 

NASA, ESA, P. Oesch, and I. Momcheva, and the 3D-HST and HUDF09/XDF teams
May 8, 2015 | NPR · A new glimpse of what the universe looked like in its youth has been captured. Researchers say light from galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has spent the past 13 billion years traveling to Earth.
 

April 30, 2015 | NPR · A NASA spacecraft plunged into the planet Mercury on Thursday. It’s demise comes after four years of studying our solar system’s innermost planet.
 

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
April 30, 2015 | NPR · Messenger was launched from Earth in 2004. After 4,104 orbits of Mercury and billions of miles of space travel, the orbiter ended its mission with a quiet bang Thursday.
 

UH IfA
April 29, 2015 | NPR · Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light-years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.
 

Courtesy of The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science Collection at the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
April 25, 2015 | NPR · Amid this week’s hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don’t forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.
 

 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR’s Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day’s video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.
 

Arts & Life

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict whom filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan’s Diamond District.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · As viewers turn to streaming sites to watch old TV shows, studios are issuing new DVD box sets of classic shows to a shrinking market. Critic Dave Bianculli suggests a few sets that are worth buying.
 

Disney
May 29, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what’s making us happy this week.
 

Music

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The black entrepreneur who opened a record store called Dolphin’s Of Hollywood — in South Central Los Angeles — is the subject of a new musical about his business success and untimely death.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 29, 2015 | WXPN · Hear music from El Malito & the 33rd Century, El Caribefunk and Pupi Legarreta, Latin artists with Philadelphia connections.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Welsh band’s name is a play on that of singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Ken Tucker likens the group’s second album to a high-wire act accompanied by “furiously strummed punk-rock guitar chords.”
 

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