Biden Defends His Record, His Heated Town Hall Exchange, And His Presidential Prospects | NPR

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: How you doing? How are you? It’s great to see you. Rachel Martin: Great to see you. So this is the bus. No malarkey. BIDEN: No malarkey. MARTIN: Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for having us. BIDEN: Thanks for being on the bus. I appreciate it. MARTIN: On the […]

How Close Are We to Living in the Ocean?

DO YOU EVER GET THE URGE TO JUST BUILD A NEW WORLD? LIKE, FROM SCRATCH? TO RE-THINK THE UNSUSTAINABLE PATTERNS THAT LED TO OVERCROWDED CITIES, DWINDLING NATURAL RESOURCES, AND THE DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE? SOME SAY WE SHOULD JUST CUT OUR LOSSES AND MOVE TO MARS. AFTER ALL, WE’RE QUICKLY RUNNING OUT OF FRONTIERS […]

How Close Are We to Launching the James Webb Space Telescope?

And liftoff of the Space Shuttle Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope. Before the Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990, we didn’t know how old the universe was. We had never seen a planet outside of our solar system. We didn’t even know about dark energy! Hubble taught us a lot, but it can only […]

As Elon Musk Proposes Taking Over Power Authority, Puerto Ricans Demand Community-Owned Solar Power

AMY GOODMAN: So, as the governor announced they were going to try to cancel this Whitefish Energy contract, on Sunday, we were in the offices of Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo. He is the head of UTIER, the electrical workers’ union in Puerto Rico. We were asking him about Elon Musk’s proposal to make Puerto Rico a […]

How Close Are We to Downloading the Human Brain?

Someday our bodies are going to break down and we’ll die. Our brain will decay and disappear forever.But, what if it didn’t have to? Right now there are scientists around the world working on technology that could one day take your brain, and possibly your consciousness, and upload it onto a computer. This would be […]

This 3D Quantum Gas Clock Could Redefine Time

Jun Ye: “The reason we get very excited talking about clocks is not just really making time, but really about exploring the frontier problems of quantum physics. Clock, is, I feel, one part of the human endeavor. You can actually turn that into a quantum physics playground.” Inside this basement lab a team of physicists […]

How Mission Designers Invent Futuristic Spacecraft

A submarine that can dive through Titan’s methane seas. A celestial hopper that can harvest frozen nitrogen as propellant. These are the types of futuristic spacecraft that could explore distant worlds for us. But while they look straight from science fiction, there’s actually an in-house conceptual design team at NASA behind them. I’m Steve Oleson. […]

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What Fuels Oil and Gas Prices? (w/ Diego Parrilla)

DIEGO PARRILLA: My name is Diego Parrilla, I’m a mining and petroleum engineer from Spain. I did my masters in Mineral Economics in the Colorado School of Mines and the French Institute of Petroleum in Paris. I spent pretty much half of my career on the investment banking side with some of the leading global […]

Cold War Nuclear Fallout Is Still Affecting the Pacific, What Does That Mean for Us?

These nuclear weapon explosions were part of a series of 66 tests by the United States government during the Cold War. The tests were conducted on the Marshall Islands, a remote area of the Pacific Ocean earmarked for unlimited nuclear destruction. These are the islands today, which are mostly abandoned. Though they look like any […]