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  1. NASA Study Finds Astronaut's Genes Changed While In Space
    A study shows that not only do astronaut's genes change in space, but they have the potential to remained changed even months after the astronaut is back on Earth.
  2. Live High Definition Video From Mars? NASA Is Getting Ready
    NASA is building a new space-based laser communication that will allow live, high-definition video from Mars and beyond — something that's not possible with standard radio equipment.
  3. The Universe According To Albert Einstein: Relativity
    When Einstein, born 139 years ago on Wednesday, came onto the science scene, physics was in crisis. New ideas were badly needed — it was the perfect moment for a trailblazer, says Marcelo Gleiser.
  4. Stephen Hawking, Who Awed Both Scientists And The Public, Dies
    Hawking was a theoretical physicist who changed how scientists think about gravity. He also wrote the best-selling book A Brief History of Timeand lent his machine-aided voice to TV shows. He was 76.
  5. Getting Climate Change Right: In Light Of The Stars
    When it comes to facing global warming, dealing with climate change and making informed choices for our cherished "project of civilization," we've been asking the wrong question, says Adam Frank.
  6. Life Hacking Life: The Scary Premise Of 'Annihilation'
    As with Ex Machina, says Marcelo Gleiser, director Alex Garland is sending a warning: We are now hacking life itself and will continue to do so with growing efficiency. Are we creating our own doom?
  7. William Shatner Will Be A Part Of A Real-Life Space Mission
    Shatner explored the galaxy as Captain Kirk on Star Trek. This summer, NASA is launching a probe to study the sun and it'll carry a microchip with Shatner's name on it.
  8. Did Dark Matter Make The Early Universe Chill Out?
    A new study suggests that the early universe got an unexpectedly cold start, and that dark matter may be to blame.
  9. Vodaphone And Nokia To Develop A Cellphone Network On The Moon
    The point is to allow high definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network because the 5G is still in testing.
  10. 'The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And Pictures
    Commentator Adam Frank interviews physicist Clifford Johnson, who has taken a new approach to the exploration of questions about the nature of the universe — the graphic novel.
  11. SpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose Cone
    As part of his "rocket reusability" ethos, Elon Musk had hoped to use a giant net on a boat to catch the rocket's protective covering. It turns out it's hard to catch stuff falling from space.
  12. Can We Change The Past?
    Putting humans and consciousness aside, at the level of quantum particles, Wheeler's delayed-choice experiments show that actions in the present can influence the past, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
  13. A Scientific Search For A Ghost (Particle)
    Scientists put a lot of effort into uncovering the history of these tiny bits of matter, in the hopes that it will tell us something about the universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
  14. PHOTOS: These Images Were Captured Nearly 3.8 Billion Miles From Earth
    The distance marks a record: the farthest from Earth an image has been taken. Before NASA's New Horizons probe caught these glimpses in December, the 1990 "Pale Blue Dot" image had held the record.
  15. Finding Planets Outside The Milky Way
    NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with University of Oklahoma postdoctoral researcher Eddie Guerras about how his team detected planets outside of our galaxy.


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