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Did E.T. Phone Us?
NPR science reporter, Geoff Brumfiel, talks about a signal that started a search for extraterrestrial life.
Megadrought fuels debate over whether a flooded canyon should reemerge
A years-long megadrought is threatening the future of a popular reservoir, but some want it drained to restore a beloved canyon.
What's Next For The Pandemic? Will COVID-19 Become Endemic Soon?
Many experts warn there will be more infections on the downslope of the omicron surge, but the U.S. is on the path to the virus becoming endemic.
Placebos Vs Parkinson's: The Power Of Joy
Science correspondent, Jon Hamilton, explains how the placebo effect can be used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Fighting Bias In Space: When There's A New Telescope, Who Gets To Use It?
With the James Webb Space Telescope safely deployed, many scientists want to use it. Who gets to use it, and how astronomers are fighting unconscious bias.
The Hodgepodge Of COVID Testing In The U.S.
Our colleagues at Planet Money try to get tested — and they run into problems ranging from scammy testing sites to no tests all.