The Hawaiian Supreme Court approved a permit for the telescope to be built on Mauna Kea, a sacred mountain for many Indigenous Hawaiians.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Glen MacDonald, a professor and climate scientist at UCLA who's studied climate change and the causes and impacts of wildfires.
Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, and took hundreds of photos of Earth while he was there — capturing the brilliant blue of the Bahamas, the...
Some scientists believe they can play a role in the fight against drought, Maggie Mullen of the Mountain West News Bureau reports.
Satellite photos show only a few slivers of land where Hawaii's East Island once was.
In 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to go to space. Now, 25 years later, she has her eyes on the sky once again.
Taking "unprecedented action" to limit climate change will involve capturing CO2 that's already in the atmosphere, according to a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
As the saying goes, making predictions is hard — especially about the future. Is it possible to do it well?
The U.K. is supposed to leave the European Union next March, but it remains to be seen what the new relationship might look like.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded Wednesday to three researchers whose work has harnessed the power of evolution.
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their work in developing new applications for laser technology.
The North Atlantic right whale is close to extinction, and while much attention has been paid to dying adult whales, biologists say the real problem is low birth rates.
Jim Allison, chair of immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, shares the prize with Japanese immunologist Tasuku Honjo.
From which toothpaste brand to buy to which political candidate to vote for, people make up their minds — and change them — all the time.
Harmful algae blooms happen regularly in lakes and ponds across Kansas. Health officials only know the basics about what's causing them.
ICESat-2, or Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, can detect changes in the height of ice sheets down to a sixth of an inch — about the width of a...
Open offices are designed to encourage more effective collaboration. But many people who work in them choose to isolate themselves instead.
For centuries, nations with "empire-building ambitions" have turned to science to help achieve their goals, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.
Here & Now's Lisa Mulins talks with Ed Struzik, a fellow at Queens University in Ontario who was on a research vessel that ran aground in the Arctic.
More than 3 million Americans suffer from stuttering. There's no cure, but some treatments can help minimize the effect.