Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

What Would Aliens Make Of NASA's Voyager?

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Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

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Rescue workers search for earthquake survivors in Mexico City on Wednesday. Miguel Tovar/AP hide caption

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

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Researchers Explore New Methods To Quantify Power Of Storms After Harvey

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Trump Policies Could Undermine Post-Harvey Rebuilding

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Hurricane Harvey's Size And Impact Points To Climate Change

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40 Years Ago, NASA Launched Message To Aliens Into Deep Space

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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

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Hurricanes in 2012 and 2003 submerged parking lots and park benches, and flooded businesses along Annapolis' Dock Street. City planners estimate that, given the rise in sea level, by 2100 the flood from a once-in-a-hundred-year storm would be almost twice as high as it would be if such a storm hit today. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

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Piles of plastic waste are pictured on the seaside in the coastal town of Khalde, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 22, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

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An African cheetah (acinonyx jubatus lanea) at Inverdoorn Game Reservein South Africa. Thierry Falise/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

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