Flash Forward: One Child to Rule Them All
Flash Forward

Today we travel to a future where a global government institutes a one-child policy on every single family.

Short Wave: Chang'e-5 - To The Moon And Back
Short Wave (NPR)

NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells us what the mission will tell us about the solar system, and how it foreshadows China’s future ambitions on earth and in space.

Short Wave: Mars Is The Place To Go This Summer
Short Wave (NPR)

Short Wave reporter Emily Kwong talks with NPR’s Joe Palca, who explains why these launches are happening now and the goal of the missions when they get there.

Short Wave: Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion
Short Wave (NPR)

NPR science correspondent Dan Charles explains how scientists hope to stop the spread of this invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, by importing a natural enemy from its home in China.

Short Wave: With 65 Pounds Of Bamboo, Giant Panda 'Bei Bei' Prepares For Flight To China
Short Wave (NPR)

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is bidding farewell this week to one of its most popular bamboo-loving residents: Bei Bei.