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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space

NPR | April 24, 2017

Peggy Whitson is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station. When she comes back down to Earth this year, she'll have logged more than 650 days in space.

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR | April 24, 2017

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

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PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

NPR | April 24, 2017 7:05 a.m.

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to stress that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.

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Oregon Officials Approve Solar Eclipse Gathering In Crook County

AP | April 23, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Central Oregon officials have lifted the attendance cap to 30,000 for a music and arts festival scheduled to coincide with a solar eclipse in August.

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Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science

NPR | April 22, 2017 7:50 p.m.

"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."

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Thousands Hit The Streets For Portland's March For Science

OPB | April 22, 2017 5:21 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of people marched through downtown Portland Saturday to stand up for science. The event was one of many planned around the world as a response to cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

NPR | April 22, 2017 3:27 p.m.

"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.

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Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

NPR | April 22, 2017 6:06 a.m.

Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris — leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.

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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

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Jeremy Howard: Will Artificial Intelligence Be The Last Human Invention?

NPR | April 21, 2017 10:27 a.m.

Data Scientist Jeremy Howard has studied machine learning for 25 years. He says super-intelligent machines can help us achieve amazing things. But he warns they might bring the end for our species.

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Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

NPR | April 21, 2017 6:15 a.m.

No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses.

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Erik Brynjolfsson: In A Race With Machines, Can We Keep Up?

NPR | April 21, 2017 6:02 a.m.

MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson sees a bright future where machines serve as powerful tools and partners. But he says we can only shape this future if we keep up with the pace of innovation.