Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. NPR celebrates these communities — with stories, podcasts and El Tiny, a takeover of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts.
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. NPR celebrates these communities — with stories, podcasts and a Tiny Desk takeover, including "El Tiny" performances by Omar Apollo, Carla Morrison, Farruko, and other artists.
Regina (the author) shortly after she got a bachelor's degree in physics. Regina, her sister Maili, and Maili's future husband Max are standing next to a Klingon to the right and a Ferengi the left.
Courtesy of Maili Barber
Microbiologist Monsi Roman joined NASA in 1989 to help design the International Space Station. As the chief microbiologist for life support systems on the ISS, Roman was tasked with building air and water systems to support crews in space. That meant predicting how microbes would behave and preventing them from disrupting missions. And so, on today's show, host Aaron Scott talks to Roman about microbes in space: the risks they pose and where they might take us in the future of space travel.
The microbiologist studying the giant floating petri dish in space
Schmidtea mediterraneais an especially appealing animal for scientists who research regeneration because, when cut, each of the fragments will regenerate into a complete, new organism.
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