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From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

"When I first saw him he had a little bit of eye movement and that was really the only way he could communicate," says Eric Sellers, who helped a patient use a brain-computer interface to communicate.

For Mars Missions, Sending More Women Might Make Economical Sense

For four months, Kate Greene took part in a NASA-run Mars simulation on the rocky slope of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Greene about the missions.
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Where To Look To See The Antares Rocket Launch Tuesday

The original launch of an Antares rocket was scrubbed Monday night because of an errant sailboat. Check out where to look for the rocket when it goes up Tuesday night.


'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.

'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

Where Did Human Beings Originate?

Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.

Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.