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New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into ExxonMobil

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.

N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.

Oil Boom Means Sky Watchers Hoping for Starlight Just Get Stars, Lite

Light pollution has increased by 500 percent at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, thanks to nearby oil fields. Stargazers and oilmen are working together to find a solution.

Researchers Reveal How Climate Change Killed Mars

Mars used to be much warmer and wetter than it is today. Scientists are unraveling the mystery of why it dried out.

Authors Retract Study That Says Sadness Affects Color Perception

It's the kind of oops no scientist wants to make. But the researchers who published a paper saying that watching sad movies makes it hard to perceive the color blue now say they erred.
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Siddhartha Mukherjee: "The Laws Of Medicine"

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Emperor of All Maladies” is known for his innovative thinking on cancer. Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about the most perplexing cases of his career and how they changed his approach to treatment.


Powerful 'Gene Drive' Can Quickly Change An Entire Species

A genetic engineering technique raises hopes for eliminating diseases, such as malaria. But it is also sparking fears of unintended consequences if delicately balanced ecosystems are disrupted.

California Law Adds New Twist To Abortion, Religious Freedom Debate

A California law will soon require pregnancy centers that oppose abortion to provide notice to their clients of the availability of abortion services in the state. Clinics are crying foul — and suing.

The Brain's GPS May Also Help Us Map Our Memories

Brain cells that track our location also can track time and distance, a study finds. This could explain how the brain uses place and time to organize memories throughout our lives.

Physicists Probe Antimatter For Clues To How It All Began

Physicists don't know why there's more matter than antimatter in our universe. New research smashed together atoms of pure gold to look for clues.