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June 6, 2016 Comment

Yale University Lab Provides A Peek Into The Future Of Music

If you could transport yourself to the 23rd century, what would the instruments look like?

June 1, 2016 6 Comments

Searching For An Alternative Brain Cancer Cure While Fighting The FDA

Neil Fachon found an experimental brain cancer therapy being offered in Texas. But just one day into treatment, the FDA ordered it to stop.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Reporter’s Search For A Snowy Owl Takes Him From Maryland To Ontario

At the end of 2013, snowy owls started invading the United States in a way scientists had never seen.

May 18, 2016 6 Comments

Breaking Down Barriers For Minority Students In Science And Medicine

Dr. Linda Barry helped create a program to bridge the gap for minorities pursuing graduate level education in science and medicine.

May 13, 2016 Comment

While U.S. Leads In Genome Research, Competition Abounds

The country has made strides in fighting disease through genome research, but there are concerns with funding.

May 11, 2016 13 Comments

Honeybee Population Continues To Decline

A survey shows that 44 percent of the U.S. honeybee population died in the past year.

May 9, 2016 Comment

Longevity Researchers Launching World's Largest Dog Aging Study

The Dog Aging Project will study 10,000 companion dogs, looking at the animals’ genetics, biome, epigenetics and more.

May 9, 2016 2 Comments

Tracking Mercury’s Transit Across The Sun

The planet’s transit is visible as a small black dot with help from special light-filtering telescopes.

May 5, 2016 Comment

It’s Time! 17-Year Cicadas Are About To Emerge

Brood V cicadas will soon come out in parts of Ohio, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

May 3, 2016 Comment

Fossils Go Digital In A Bid To Aid Researchers

For decades the only way to know what’s in a collection was to sift through it in person. But now, L.A. County’s Natural History Museum is bringing their fossils online.

May 3, 2016 Comment

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Set For Thursday

The Falcon 9 will liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aiming to send the JCSAT-14 into orbit 22,300 miles up.

April 20, 2016 Comment

The World Is About To Switch To A New Polio Vaccine

Over the next two weeks, public health officials are working to get the entire world to switch from one polio vaccine to another.

April 20, 2016 4 Comments

Researchers Working To Speed Development Of A Zika Vaccine

An expert at Sanofi Pasteur discusses the process of vaccine development and when a Zika vaccine might be ready.

April 19, 2016 432 Comments

Were Dinosaurs Early Victims Of Climate Change?

A new study finds dinosaurs were having trouble even before the asteroid hit, as a result of changes in climate.

April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Nobel Laureate: College Lectures Are About As Effective As Bloodletting

Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it’s not clear higher education is listening.

April 12, 2016 8 Comments

Exploring Stephen Hawking’s ‘Starshot’ Project

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner are unveiling “Starshot,” their new space exploration initiative.

April 11, 2016 4 Comments

If You’re Poor, A Long Life May Depend On Where You Live

A new study finds that the gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor has grown in the last 15 years.

April 7, 2016 3 Comments

What Happened To The Dinosaurs?

A project getting underway off the coast of Mexico may provide some answers.

April 7, 2016 Comment

Fish Oil Ingredient May Help Protect Against Concussions

New research shows a surprising way to possibly reduce the brain-damaging effects of head trauma: an ingredient in fish oil.

April 7, 2016 Comment

New Genetically Engineered Pigs Bred To Fight Disease

Researchers in Kansas and Missouri recently developed pigs resistant to a deadly virus that costs the U.S. pork industry millions annually.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.