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Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

Research Explains The Bias Behind Slow-Motion Video Replay

When we see someone perform an action in a slow-motion replay, we tend to believe the action had more intentionality behind it. This has implications in sports and in the criminal justice system.

Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

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.