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Researchers at the Rich Earth Institute are working to determine whether urine works as an effective and safe fertilizer for farms and gardens.
What happens to an alligator that loses its tail? For most, it's game over. But not for Mr. Stubbs.
An engineer who helped develop the probe's thermal protection system explains how the heat shield will prevent the spacecraft from melting.
Although climate change is still a relatively new phrase to many, its debate and denial in the U.S. stretches back a long time.
Here & Now's Robin Young asks Daniel Rudnick, professor of oceanography at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, what's going on.
The founder of modern Western mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn on how to practice mindfulness in everyday life.
Looking at data from 6.6 million spots in the genome, Boston area researchers have found ways to identify genetic risk for heart attack and other health issues.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce and Geoff Brumfiel about what scientists hope to discover.
Scientists are working to decode the complex and often bizarre meteorological phenomena associated with large fires.
It would be the first new branch of the U.S. military in more than 70 years, but first Congress has to approve it.
The threat of Lyme disease has spread to all 50 states.
A marine biologist joined us to discuss his recent close encounter with a great white shark swimming in the waters off of Wellfleet.
It's been a summer of extreme weather events. What are they trying to tell us about the future of our planet?
The female orca off the coast of Washington state is part of a pod of killer whales that has been captivating people around the world.
New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe was set to teach some lessons from space aboard the Challenger, but she died when it exploded during launch. Now an astronaut aboard the International...
We go to California, where the largest wildfire in the state's history rages. As big parts of the West burn, what the fires say about climate change?
The inside story behind the long quest to build an artificial human heart.
YouTuber and comedian Joanna Hausmann stars in a Venezuelan folktale about an enterprising young girl and her quest to free the sun.
This question is at issue now in a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court.
Others who participated in the study might have unknown twin siblings, writes Sarah Ruth Bates, and the university should release the data.