John Poole

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An Artist And A Warrior: Colleague Remembers Fallen NPR Photographer David Gilkey

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Three years ago, NPR's David Gilkey was killed while on assignment in Afghanistan. A longtime colleague pays tribute to his life and passion: "He played the role of witness for us all."

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He Was Imprisoned And Losing His Mind. 'Anna Karenina' Saved Him

Friday, April 05, 2019

A man is trapped in prison for a made-up crime. He's overwhelmed by hopelessness and anger. That is until he hears a knock on the wall ... and words from another time and place.

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He Was Imprisoned And Losing His Mind. 'Anna Karenina' Saved Him

Friday, March 29, 2019

A man is trapped in prison for a made-up crime. He's overwhelmed by hopelessness and anger. That is until he hears a knock on the wall ... and words from another time and place.

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Florence Evacuees Face 4 Nights In A Shelter, And No End In Sight

Friday, September 14, 2018

Residents who evacuated early in the week have already been sleeping in shelters for days. But Tropical Storm Florence still has days of rain and wind to go.

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Animated History: The Evolution Of Parenting

Friday, June 22, 2018

A new theory claims that shared child care and food were the original secrets of our species' success.

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Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution

Thursday, June 07, 2018

What made us human might have had less to do with men out hunting, and a lot more to do with what was going on at home — with grandmas and babies.

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Future Humans: How Many Of Us Will There Be?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Over half of the 7.5 billion humans on Earth live in just seven countries. What will the planet's population picture look like in 2100?

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Germ History: Milkmaids Inspire Vaccines, But The Germs Keep Coming

Thursday, February 16, 2017

After milkmaids helped discover vaccination, we spent the next 150 years learning how to keep ourselves safe from germs. By the 1960s, we thought the battle was finally over. If only!

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Germ History: From Measles To Syphilis, How We Created The Golden Age Of Germs

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Ten thousand years ago, many of our deadly human diseases didn't exist. What happened?

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VIDEO: When Humans Got Cozy, Germs Got Deadly

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Our first germs didn't do much damage, until we gave up our hunter-gatherer ways and started farming. Episode 1 of a three-part animated miniseries on the battle between humans and germs.

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Where The Girls Are (And Aren't): #15Girls

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The world's girls are healthier than ever. They live longer and more of them are going to school than at any time in history.

But most of them face discrimination simply because they are girls. The discrimination happens at every point in their lives.

In some cases, it starts even ...

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Brains At Play: What Do We Know?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And we're not the only ones. Dogs, cats, bears, even birds seem to like to play. What are we all doing? Is there a point ...

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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A Ride In Monrovia Means Wrestling With Ebola

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monrovia, Liberia's capital, is a city that relies on public transportation — buses, private vans (also known locally as buses), cars and motorcycle taxis. And you can't use any of these options without coming into contact with other people, whether you're jostling in line or wrapping your arms around a ...

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

Monday, September 22, 2014

Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.

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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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Brains At Play

Monday, August 04, 2014

This week at NPR Ed, our series Playing To Learn will explore questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.

Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And ...

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How Will You Die?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

So let's cut to the chase. Depending on where you live on Earth, cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are either three of life's many pleasures, or they're the riskiest things you can do.

Why?

When you dig into global statistics, two interesting facts pop out. The ...

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Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What shape is the moon? When it's full, we'd all agree that it looks perfectly round. But careful measurements by a team of scientists have shown that's not the case.

Like many an Earth-bound observer, it turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is hiding a slight bulge around ...

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We Look Amazing In These Gowns

Friday, May 23, 2014

Former Clinton and Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett knocked it out of the park last year at Pitzer College's commencement. We asked the brilliant animator Steve Cutts to bring part of his address to life in pictures. You will likely never look at a commencement gown the same way again.

And ...

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