Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:23:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:23:00 -0400The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to say that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400Thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets to advocate for public support for science and technology today in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal."
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:11:39 -0400"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0400"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks writer Robert Siegel about "open label placebos" and whether placebos work even when patients know they're placebos. He wrote about his experience in Smithsonian Magazine.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400Psychologists say anxiety over climate change is making some people feel overwhelmed. To talk through their worries, a group in Utah is meeting weekly and the idea has drawn interest in other states.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:29 -0400NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Lucky Tran, organizer of today's March for Science, occurring in a number of cities around the world.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:30 -0400The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400A March for Science will be held Saturday in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other cities in the U.S. Organizers say the march is a non-partisan celebration of science. It's meant to both encourage political leaders to fund science and rely on scientific evidence when making policy decisions. Critics worry the march will turn into an anti-Trump rally and paint scientists as just another interest group.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris — leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400Futurist Maurice Conti says we've entered a new era where machines and humans partner to do what neither can do alone. He calls it the "Augmented Age."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400GE's Chief Economist Marco Annunziata is optimistic about "the marriage of minds and machines" — provided we manage it the right way.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson sees a bright future where machines serve as powerful tools and partners. But he says we can only shape this future if we keep up with the pace of innovation.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:00 -0400Jeremy Howard has studied machine learning for 25 years. He says artificial intelligence can help achieve amazing things. But he warns the impact on jobs may cause a great deal of social instability.