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A.I. has mastered 'Gran Turismo' — and one autonomous car designer is taking note

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A new artificial intelligence program has beaten the world's best players in the popular PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo Sport. But the impact could be felt far beyond that.


Artificial intelligence beats top human players in popular racing game

Friday, February 11, 2022

Scientists pitted an artificial intelligence driver against real human gamers in the PlayStation driving game Gran Turismo. The AI driver beat them all.


The U.S. is hiring nurses from abroad, depleting some countries' health care systems

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido chats with New York Times reporter Stephanie Nolen about how U.S. hospitals are relying on global recruitment to address staff shortages.


Tired of forever wars, the U.S. weighs options if Russia invades Ukraine

Monday, January 24, 2022

NPR's Asma Khalid speaks with retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis about how to address a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Sudan's pro-democracy movement hopes to force a transition to civilian rule

Monday, January 17, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly chats with Kholood Khair, managing partner of a think tank in Khartoum, about ongoing pro-democracy protests in Sudan.


In Ukraine, life goes on despite threat of Russian invasion

Friday, January 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ukrainian journalist and author Nataliya Gumenyuk about the Ukrainian public's perspective on tensions with Russia and the possibility that Russian troops may invade.


At one Texas prison, men are building community through radio

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

NPR's Ailsa talks with Keri Blakinger, a journalist who wrote about a radio station hosted by inmates at a prison in southeastern Texas.


Atlanta hospital struggles to deal with latest COVID surge

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Robert Jansen, chief medical officer at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., about the surge of COVID cases there.


Retired general warns the U.S. military could lead a coup after the 2024 election

Friday, December 31, 2021

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton says war-gaming and civics education could help assure that the military is better prepared for a contested election.


'Low probability, high impact': 3 generals warn of a potential military coup in 2024

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with retired Major General Paul Eaton about the possibility of another insurrection after the 2024 election.


For over a century, California banned Indigenous cultural fires. Now, that's changing

Monday, December 27, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Don Hankins, an Indigenous fire expert at California State University, about the state's decision to permit cultural burns.


Thieves raided Catherine's family shop. California blames organized retail gangs

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Catherine Kim's family kiosk is just one business targeted by shoplifters in California in recent weeks in what California Attorney General Rob Banta says is an organized operation.


Kellogg's workers end 11-week strike with a new contract

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with HuffPost labor reporter Dave Jamieson about the announced end to the Kellogg's strike in Michigan.


California attorney general announces steps against 'smash and grab' robberies

Monday, December 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with California Attorney General Rob Bonta about a recent spate of "smash and grab" incidents at California retailers.


Civil engineer says buildings will need to prepare for stronger storms

Monday, December 13, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish chats with civil engineering expert David Prevatt about how to prepare buildings for tornadoes following a series of deadly storms.


Fix the global vaccine rollout or face even worse COVID variants, experts warn

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The world has "lost the plot" on equitable vaccine access and is falling far short of targets to vaccinate the global south, according to scathing assessments from experts.


We may be one step closer to storing data in DNA

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Researchers at Microsoft have developed a faster way to write data into DNA — a biological alternative to the bits on a hard drive.


As omicron spreads, vaccine inequity risks creating further variants

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro chats with Madhu Pai, a global health expert at McGill University, about the state of vaccine deliveries to Africa and the global south.


Western U.S. monarch butterfly population is doing better than expected

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

In recent years, monarch butterflies have all but disappeared from their annual Pacific Coast migration. But there are promising signs the population could stage a comeback.


Former prosecutor discusses how the Kyle Rittenhouse trial played out

Friday, November 19, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Charles Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer and former prosecutor, about Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two people, being found not-guilty of all charges.