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Last June, Elon Musk and Space X suffered a major loss when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded just after launch. Yesterday, it was a very different story.

SpaceX Launches and Lands Falcon 9 Rocket

Last June, Elon Musk and Space X suffered a major loss when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded just after launch. Yesterday, it was a very different story.

from To the Point

A big announcement from NASA today: liquid water has been discovered on the surface of Mars. How was this discovery made, and what ramifications does it have for science?

Life on Mars?

A big announcement from NASA today: liquid water has been discovered on the surface of Mars. How was this discovery made, and what ramifications does it have for science?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It might be one of the most important scientific discoveries in a generation: Astronomers at the South Pole say they’ve discovered the first direct evidence of how the universe rapidly…

A Glimpse Into the Big Bang

It might be one of the most important scientific discoveries in a generation: Astronomers at the South Pole say they’ve discovered the first direct evidence of how the universe rapidly…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Vice presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will debate tonight at the University of Utah. How might Harris’ record as a prosecutor impact the debate?

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Sometimes progress depends on states going their own way.

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Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Nathan Link explains how the medical science of decision-making has lots to offer America’s leaders.

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We live in a two-party system, but sometimes it takes a nudge from the margins to get things done.

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Attorney Ronald Goldfarb offers a scathing indictment of American law and lawyers in his new book, The Price of Justice .

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