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Roger Goodell has made it clear throughout his term as commissioner that his primary purpose is to “protect the shield.” And that's exactly what he's done, writes Bill Littlefield.
These days, more parents are up front about their decision to conceive through donor sperm, and donors are more open to releasing biographical details so that they can be contacted...
A biologist in upstate New York is part of an international effort to monitor and evaluate a tiny owl called the northern saw-whet.
Sperm donations are creating genetic families around the world. And there’s a new push for those siblings to meet.
A photograph of Sully, George H.W. Bush's service dog, lying in front of the former president's casket went viral over the weekend.
Climate change and its impact on the amount of snow in the Northeast could significantly slow the growth of maple trees.
The Braingate device picks up non-verbal commands, allowing a person to e-chat, streaming music, surfing the Web, and even play a virtual piano.
Amid three decades of efforts to re-establish a natural population of the nation's animal here, 65 chicks hatched and survive to fly this year, officials say.
Oysters' underwater habitat has been rebuilt along North Carolina's coast for decades. A researcher wants to know what other sea life calls their reefs home.
A parental view on one more reason there's likely no major wave of CRISPR-enhanced babies on the horizon: the guilt if anything goes wrong.
With a new generation of gene-edited food on the way, it's time to ask: If a label promises you better nutrition through CRISPR, how do you feel about that?
Several sea lions found along the shores of Washington state this month were found to have died from gunshot wounds.
On Morning Edition, Bob Oakes spoke with two people about the supposed genetically edited babies, with Daniel Suarez, a science fiction writer who focuses on the potential impact of gene...
The next space race to the moon will feature a competition among private companies -- including Cambridge-based Draper. And over $2 billion in contracts is on the table.
NASA’s InSight lander is settling in for the long assignment of exploring the geology of Mars. Will its findings one day rock our world?
Scientist Albert-László Barabási used big data to try to answer those question and come up with a formula for a best-seller.
"I feel a responsibility to encourage everyone to excel in science," Arnold tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson. She shares the prize for work that has led to new pharmaceuticals...
Talking about the economy or human rights without acknowledging climate change isn’t just an oversight, writes Miles Howard, it’s a failure to engage with today's greatest challenge.
Elizabeth Rush spent five years exploring America's coastlines, learning about the people, animals and ecosystem whose existence has already been upended by sea level rise.
The nonprofit Science Riot is teaching scientists stand-up comedy so they can use it to connect with the public.