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NASA Spots What May Be Plumes Of Water On Jupiter's Moon Europa

If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.
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LISTEN: Doctor Says Opioid Epidemic Hitting Every County In Maryland

Overdose deaths in Maryland jumped over 50 percent in the first half of 2016.


Meant For Space Aliens, Earthlings Get To Hear Voyager Golden Record

The Voyager Golden Record, sent into outer space in the hopes of reaching alien ears, is getting a new audience here on Earth. It's being reissued on vinyl to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch.

'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

Back in the days of the space race, "computers" were people — often women — who performed vital calculations. Hidden Figures tells the stories of the women who got some of the first men to space.

China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

China says the 500-meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

What's Your Sign? Look Again, Says NASA

If you rely on an insight from your daily horoscopes, you may have been looking at the wrong sign this whole time.

Glassblowing Program Trains Students To Craft Tools For Science

There is only one school in the U.S. where glassblowers can graduate with a degree in making lab equipment. Students learn how to make customized glassware used in cutting-edge scientific experiments.

Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities

California is among five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. But there's concern about if legalizing it will reduce the number of marijuana arrests among African-Americans.

Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.

Presidential Candidates Hold Starkly Different Views On Energy

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have starkly different views on energy policies. We hear from the people who are advising the candidates on everything from clean energy to fracking.