Science

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November 17, 2014 | NPR · An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.
 

European Space Agency
November 14, 2014 | NPR · Fearing that Philae’s batteries won’t last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.
 

Melinda Sue Gordon
November 14, 2014 | NPR · The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.
 

November 13, 2014 | NPR · Scientists have established contact with the lander, but they’re not sure where on the comet it is. The lander apparently bounced after touching down, and its future may be uncertain.
 

November 12, 2014 | NPR · The European Space Agency on Wednesday successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet — something that has never been done before. But scientists say the lander may not be fully secure.
 

ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS
November 12, 2014 | NPR · Millions of miles from Earth, the Philae robotic lander has settled on the comet’s surface, the European Space Agency says.
 

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam
November 11, 2014 | NPR · Putting a probe on a comet’s surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn’t look like it will be easy.
 

November 8, 2014 | NPR · NASA just released a collection of sound effects from both this world and deep, intergalactic space into the Public Domain. They are now available for all of us to enjoy and perhaps use to make music.
 

November 8, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Linda Wertheimer talks to science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel about last week’s tragic loss of the Virgin Galactic spaceship.
 

Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
November 6, 2014 | NPR · Images produced by a giant radio telescope array in Chile’s Atacama desert show a nascent star and what’s thought to be its solar system in the process of being born.
 

 

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News

November 26, 2014 | ProPublica · Kickback allegations against its former editor prompted the Journal of Patient Safety to review his writings and adopt new rules for disclosing commercial conflicts of interest.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph won the bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Rolling Stone magazine published a harrowing account of a campus rape that’s shaken the university. “Nothing like it should ever happen again,” UVA president Teresa Sullivan said on Tuesday.
 

Arts & Life

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files’ chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files’ “ghostly, magical storytelling.”
 

Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen
November 26, 2014 | NPR · It’s like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it’s your house, and they’re gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don’t panic — we’ve got recipes.
 

NPR
November 25, 2014 | NPR · Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
 

Music

Dr Richard S. Blacher
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The Smithsonian opens its archives and shares a comprehensive collection of previously unheard recordings by blues legend Lead Belly.
 

Getty Images
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 25, 2014 | NPR · Jimmy Greene’s new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. “She showed love,” he says, “to everybody she came in contact with.”
 

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