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The moon over Earth, as seen from the GOES-16 satellite

Satellites are destined to become space junk. But in the future, we may be able to retool them.


Most satellites are engineered to last a long time, but there’s no way to repair or refurbish them. They simply become obsolete. Government agencies and private companies are trying to change that.

A student speaking in front of a board of post-it notes, with two other students standing nearby

Rocked by suicides, Palo Alto high schools want to make mental health care as normal as eating breakfast

Jean-Louis Gassée, a former colleague of Steve Jobs at Apple. Gassée is now a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley.

For French entrepreneurs, there’s no place like home — in Silicon Valley

Obama Campaigns Again for Youth Vote

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Bikeway VS In-the-Way

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Global Hit: N. Ravikiran

Arts, Culture & Media

Reporter Lonny Shavelson catches up with Indian musician Ravikiran. He tries to breathe new life into an old Indian instrument by performing with it here in the United States.

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Geo answer

Today’s geo answer is the Ebro River in Spain. It’s the site of one of the last battles of the Spanish Civil War. Many Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War…and their stories are chronicled by a group called the Lincoln Brigade Archives. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the group’s chairman, Peter Carroll.