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How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Earth's rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth's history that help us recognize our place in the world.

Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

At various times, life on earth has come close to being erased. Paleontologist Peter Ward explains what we can learn from previous mass extinctions.

What's The Anthropocene?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Have we entered a new age defined by humans? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.

How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Environmental writer Emma Marris wants us to broaden our definition of nature to one that embraces urban and wild spaces in order learn to protect and care for it.

Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400

Biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler explains how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault will prepare humans for the climate change and its effect on our environment and our food supply.

Job Filled. Swiss Locale Needed A Hermit

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:28:00 -0400

The new hire is a spiritual man with a long white beard and a kindly face. The hermit position dates back to the 15th century. It pays $24,000 a year.

Can Science Teach Us How To Be Good Parents?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:01:00 -0400

As one of the world's leading developmental psychologists, Alison Gopnik is in a position to state with authority that no one knows what's best when it comes to raising kids, says blogger Alva Noë.

A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:29 -0400

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.

WATCH: Rosetta Crashes Into Comet, Bringing Historic Mission To End

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:46:00 -0400

The Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet for two years. Now it has lost contact with Earth forever.

Meet Some Of The Voices From 'Working' Then And Now

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:00 -0400

Taped interviews that Studs Terkel used for his book Working had been packed in boxes for decades. Here are some of those recordings, as part of a new series produced by Radio Diaries and Project&.

There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:14:00 -0400

The pharmaceutical executive became despised after raising the price of a lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money with a punch gimmick.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:29 -0400

The gang discusses a new Western remake starring Denzel Washington, as well as a beloved British TV import starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Plus, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, and the future of a once bipartisan alliance on education.

Saddam Hussein's Basra Palace Transformed Into Museum

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:58 -0400

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has lost thousands of antiquities to looters and ISIS fighters. Museum director Qahtan al-Abeed tells Renee Montagne that the new institution signifies progress.

Has Hillary Clinton Done Enough To Reach Out To Black Voters?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Wimes, of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus in Florida, who says Clinton's campaign needs to be in full panic mode about recruiting African-Americans voters.