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U.K. Science Minister Torpedoes 'Boaty McBoatface' As Ship Name

When Britain's Natural Environment Research Council launched a poll to help name a new research ship, one suggestion caught on: Boaty McBoatface. But Science Minister Jo Johnson says it's unsuitable.

A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The scale is expected to drive down the cost of electric cars and batteries that homeowners can use to store surplus solar power.

Is Yellowstone National Park In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

Each year, the park attracts millions of visitors and provides a home to countless animal species. But journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation can be tricky.

Grass-Roots Fight To Protect Puerto Rico's Coast Scores Environmental Prize

Environmental activist Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera just won an award for grass-roots activism for his fight to protect a pristine section of Puerto Rico's coastline.

Your Brain On LSD Looks A Lot Like A Baby's

For the first time, scientists have scanned the brains of subjects taking LSD, and found that the LSD state mimics that of infants. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with researcher Robin Carhart-Harris.

Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition To Clean Power Plan

Texas is one of 24 states driving the lawsuit against Obama's climate change initiative. But some of the state's energy companies transitioning toward cleaner sources support the new regulations.

What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

Sea level rise is not a new challenge for Florida. The state's earliest residents had to cope with rising seas by migrating. It is a lesson, an archaeologist believes, that we can learn from today.

Study Finds Climate Change Could Be Leading To Better Wine

Winemakers know grapes are sensitive to temperature and drought. A recent study in the journal Nature Climate Change looks at how weather plays a role in determining the quality of wine produced.

After 9-Month Delay, Record-Breaking Solar Plane Prepares For Liftoff

The Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to resume its flight around the world. It's aiming to be the first plane to make the journey powered only by the sun.
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How Much Parking Does Our Region Need?

In a region that relies heavily on public transportation, developers and regulators have the difficult task of monitoring parking demand.