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Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:33:00 -0500

The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

Science's Journey From Data To Truth

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:09:00 -0500

There's more to the scientific method than what you learn in high school: Scientists argue with each other, too, and the participation of nature — whose say is absolute — is key, says Adam Frank.

On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

Remembering John B. Anderson

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Rep. John B. Anderson, Illinois congressman, died Sunday at the age of 95. The Midwest Republican disliked big government and supported the Equal Rights Amendment.

School Investigation Teaches Lesson In Skepticism

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:55:00 -0500

What really happened in the investigation of D.C's Ballou High, where every student got into college.

As Fissures Between Political Camps Grow, 'Tribalism' Emerges As The Word Of 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:06:06 -0500

"The meme of the moment is to say that American politics has become 'tribal,'" linguist Geoff Nunberg says. One sign of the division is the fact that no one can agree on how to use the word.

Can Science Teach Us Something About How To Live?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:37:00 -0500

In science, and in life, there is an artful balance between being cautious and adventurous; to find the balance takes experimentation, tolerance for mistakes, and humility, says Marcelo Gleiser.

The Fallout From Benching Eli Manning

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Mike Pesca opines on the benching of Eli Manning and the subsequent firing of Giants Coach Ben McAdoo.

What Would Enrico Fermi Think Of Science Today?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:12:00 -0500

More than 60 years after the physicist won the Nobel Prize, author David N. Schwartz considers how Fermi would react to today's science of black holes, genetic engineering and climate change.

Breaking The Bubble Of Food Writing: Cultivating Diverse Stories

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:00:19 -0500

The world of food is vast, but we tend to hear about the same cuisines over and over again. So how do we tip the scales in favor of more diversity among food writers?

Should Eye Surgeons Fulfill A Dying Man's Wish To See His Family?

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

An eye doctor was surprised when some of her colleagues questioned whether a man dying of cancer should have cataract surgery. Was it justified when he could "use" those new lenses just a few weeks?

Trump Retweeted A Racist Group, But How Did He Find Its Videos?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 05:00:02 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon muses on President Trump's decision this week to share racist, ultranationalist videos with his Twitter followers.

I Am A Cheerleader, And Here's Why I Take A Knee

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:38:20 -0500

Taking a knee during the national anthem has spread beyond the NFL to athletes across the country. From Youth Radio, one teen reporter explains why her cheerleading squad has joined the protest.

A Tax That Would Hurt Science's Most Valuable — And Vulnerable

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:41:00 -0500

Grad students are the engines of America's scientific and technological prowess — with an amazing return on investment, says professor Adam Frank.

A Recipe For Confusion As NPR Turns To A Sponsor For Thanksgiving Help

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:32:00 -0500

Cookbook piece leaves some questioning whether it was paid content.