December 5, 2016 | NPR · Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.
December 5, 2016 | NPR · A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama's prisons. Mentally ill inmates say they're denied basic care. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights probe into the prisons.
December 5, 2016 | NPR · Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to the federal money for child care.
December 4, 2016 | NPR · Some are in an uproar over President-elect Donald Trump's phone call to Taiwan's president. Yet the Chinese leadership has shown no interest in escalating the matter.