Chris Benderev

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Can You Teach A Computer To 'Feel' Suspense?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Scientists want to make computers into better storytellers, but to do that they have to teach the machines a tricky element: suspense. Now researchers believe they've taken a big step forward.


Trying To Remember Multiple Things May Be The Best Way To Forget Them

Saturday, July 11, 2015

When you have to remember many things at once, you might try to juggle all those to-do items in your head simultaneously. But new scientific research suggests there might be a better approach.


What Happened To The 9-Year-Old Smoking In Mary Ellen Mark's Photo?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The photographer, who died last month, has a famous portfolio of arresting images. Among them is a shot of two children in 1990. Amanda thought the photo shoot would change her life. It did not.


#NPRreads: In Defense Of California And Wearing The Same Thing To Work Daily

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week, we highlight an Internet confessional of a woman who decided to do like men: wear the same outfit to work every day. We also baseball and fancy food at schools.


Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.


Millennials: We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.


The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before World War I began, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.


A Former Megadeth Guitarist's Journey To Japanese Pop

Saturday, July 05, 2014

How did one man go from shredding guitar for a platinum-selling thrash metal band to playing alongside Japan's fluffiest pop bands? It wasn't a mistake.


'Frontcountry' Wanders Through A Changing American West

Monday, May 26, 2014

Photographer Lucas Foglia spent seven years jumping from town to town, from New Mexico to Montana. He creates a collage of life and landscape in his new book, Frontcountry.


New Year's Resolution: Canvas In The Kitchen

Friday, March 21, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Adrienne Ognibene, from Takoma Park, Maryland, resolved to complete six paintings and twelve large-scale charcoal drawing...

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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Saturday, August 10, 2013

If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.