°F We should be hitting 90 degrees today. Hear what this means for Maeve, a curator at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Gabrielle Emanuel

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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again give some prisoners access to Pell Grants, a form of federal student aid.


Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal college funding.


A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.


Tiptoeing Along A Balance Beam

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A first-time author sets out to write a culturally appropriate book for children in Mali. And learns a lot about how words and pictures go together to tell a story.


Among Dartmouth's Lathes And Saws, Lessons In Creativity

Monday, December 01, 2014

In a woodshop on the Ivy League campus, Dudley Whitney shapes blocks of wood ... and the lives of his students.

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

Monday, November 17, 2014

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

Monday, September 15, 2014

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.


A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

Friday, September 12, 2014

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.

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A Fresh Look At Flight Safety Instructions

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Maybe we should listen to the flight attendants to help us get through some turbulent times on the ground as well.


One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.


When Innocent People Go To Prison, States Pay

Monday, June 16, 2014

How much money do people deserve when they serve time for crimes they didn't commit? Different states have different answers.


Iraq Unravels In Violent Civil Strife

Monday, June 16, 2014

Iraq, coming apart at the seams. And the whole map of the Middle East may be in play. We’ll take a cold, hard look.


So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nonfiction shelves are full of memoirs by people who can't actually write. They're brought to you by authors who suppress their own ego to write in a famous voice — in exchange for a hefty check.


Three (Parents) Can Be A Crowd, But For Some It's A Family

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Maisie and Ella have two moms and a dad. The father was a sperm donor for the female couple, and state law allowed him to be a third parent. As families change, laws in some places are changing, too.


Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.