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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:28:27 -0500Academy Award winner Walter Murch believes true a theory astrophysicists have basically long ago ruled out. A new book, reviewed by Alva Noë, asks if science is a closed club — or protector of truth.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:22:00 -0500Seven Earth-size planets have been found to orbit a dwarf star 40 light-years away. Finding life as we know it there would mean it's likely elsewhere in galaxy, too, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:18:00 -0500Physician Neal Barnard argues that cheese is unhealthy and addictive. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at Barnard's provocative new book.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:00 -0500It seems that "feminism" in 2017 is more concerned with promoting superficial trappings of genuine equality than with doing the tough work to address the hard facts of gender and racial inequality.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:24:00 -0500What is it that makes the parking lot seem so sad and lost compared with the forest of trees or the field it used to be? Adam Frank finds some answers in the re-reading of a Gary Snyder book.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:00 -0500There's another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. They are the 881 Aleuts from Alaska who were held for three years.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:50:00 -0500Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:52:00 -0500In an essay written in 1939, Winston Churchill pondered the possibility that there might be life elsewhere in the universe. The document was recently rediscovered in a museum in Fulton, Mo.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with political commentators, Jason Riley, of The Wall Street Journal and the Manhattan Institute, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Al Jazeera, about President Trump's wide-ranging news conference on Thursday and the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:17:00 -0500In using pet-directed speech — similar to how some moms talk to babies — with our dogs, we may aim to optimize communication of our intentions and emotions, explains anthropologist Barbara J. King.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:13:00 -0500Just imagine Beyoncé, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to "mother" Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:14:00 -0500The issue of the right or wrong use of science emerges in the colliding front between scientists and their supporting sponsors, be they the government or the private sector, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:57:00 -0500If you enjoy sports only as an escape from political give and take, commentator Pablo Torre warns there's some bad news: You can no longer enjoy the NBA. Players and coaches are talking politics.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500If you live in certain areas of the country, you may be sick and tired of snow right now. May this 2-minute video remind you that there's more going on than our worries and concerns, says Adam Frank.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:36:00 -0500Author Sarah Hepola is used to being alone and disappointed on Valentine's Days. But this year her outlook has changed. "My life is rich with love, even if it's not the kind I expected," she says.