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Merriam-Webster asked for words that don't have translation to English. Here are some

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

The Twitter account for the Merriam-Webster dictionary put out a call asking people to share words in other languages that don't fully translate to English. People came through.


Amid derailments, state lawmakers work on legislation to improve rail safety

Monday, March 06, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with state lawmakers Michele Grim of Ohio and Mike Jacobson of Nebraska about legislation to improve rail safety amid multiple derailments.


He visited Disneyland 2,995 days in a row. It's now a Guinness World Record

Friday, March 03, 2023

The record breaks down to eight years, three months, and 13 days. And yes, it took some dedication. He coordinated the visits around dinner plans, work duties and travel.


The parallels between Vonnegut's science fiction and our modern-day world

Friday, February 24, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Robin Murphy, professor at Texas A&M University, about the through line between a science fiction novel and the current state of AI and automation.


EPA administrator says there are no concerns after derailment in East Palestine

Thursday, February 23, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Michael Regan, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, about the response after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.


A pulmonologist shares what he's watching for after East Palestine derailment

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Nicholas Proia, Northeastern Ohio Medical University's clinical professor of internal medicine, about the health of locals after the East Palestine train derailment.


This eating disorder expert is worried by new guidelines to treat childhood obesity

Friday, February 17, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Nooshin Kiankhooy, an eating disorders specialist, about concerns about new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on treating childhood obesity.


With fake paperwork and a roguish attitude, he made the San Francisco Bay his gallery

Friday, February 17, 2023

For decades, small sculptures would pop up along the San Francisco shoreline: whimsical sculptures of biplanes, like the Red Baron, perched on pier pilings. This is the story of the man behind them.


Former EPA official weighs in on Ohio derailment response and concerns

Thursday, February 16, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Stan Meiburg, the former acting deputy administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, about the train derailment that led to a toxic spill in East Palestine, Ohio.


'Red Baron' artist whose sculptures adorned San Francisco Bay pier posts has died

Friday, February 10, 2023

The "Red Baron" artist Tyler James Hoare has died at 82. For decades, he placed whimsical sculptures of biplanes, submarines and pirate ships on pier posts in the San Francisco Bay.


Fans said the future of 'Dungeons & Dragons' was at risk. So they went to battle

Saturday, February 04, 2023

When Dungeons & Dragons fans saw a leaked draft of proposed changes to the game's copyright license, the backlash against publisher Wizards of the Coast was so severe it reversed course.


Humans and dolphins work together to fish in southern Brazilian city, ecologist says

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mauricio Cantor, behavioral ecologist at Oregon State University, about his study on how humans and dolphins work together to fish in a southern Brazilian city.


Proposed copyright changes have Dungeons and Dragons fans up in arms

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The company behind Dungeons and Dragons is looking to change its copyright license. Leaked drafts showed a clamp-down on fan made content, and fans launched a campaign against it. So far, they've won.


Study shows heavy stones may give big leaps in water — plus real-world implications

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Researchers have studied the physics behind heavy stones skipping across the surface of water. They say these findings could be applied to real-world problems like de-icing airplanes.


After weeks of violence, protests expected to continue in Peru

Monday, January 16, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Marcelo Rochabrun, Peru Bureau Chief at Bloomberg, about the ongoing protests against the Peruvian government which have left dozens of people dead.


U.S. Travel Association leader speaks on recent travel woes, and possible solutions

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO for the U.S. Travel Association, which advocates for the travel industry. He explains why air travel has been so disrupted lately.


For the exonerated, compensation is a battle for stability and dignity

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Both Malcolm Alexander and Frederick Clay were exonerated after spending decades in prison. Clay has received financial compensation for his wrongful conviction, while Alexander still waits.


Where similarities between government attacks in Brazil and the U.S. begin — and end

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Guilherme Casarões, political science professor in Brazil, about the parallels between Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro in the wake of riots in the Brazilian capital.


Heavier, curvy stones can give surprising results in skipping, physicists say

Thursday, January 05, 2023

A new study suggests larger, curvy rocks can yield impressive throws when skipping stones on water.


What it means for exonerees to be compensated after a wrongful conviction

Monday, December 26, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Malcolm Alexander and Frederick Clay, who spent decades in prison after wrongful convictions, about what it means to receive monetary compensation after exoneration.