Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400Earth'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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400At various times, life on earth has come close to being erased. Paleontologist Peter Ward explains what we can learn from previous mass extinctions.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400Have 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400Environmental 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:01 -0400Biodiversity 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:28:00 -0400The 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:01:00 -0400As 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:29 -0400Champagne 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:46:00 -0400The Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet for two years. Now it has lost contact with Earth forever.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:00 -0400Taped 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&.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:14:00 -0400The 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:29 -0400The 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, and the future of a once bipartisan alliance on education.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:58 -0400Since 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400Steve 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.