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Skip the lines and save some money with Buy Nothing Day

Friday, November 24, 2023

It's Black Friday — one of the biggest days for retail spending, when companies slash prices to get us to buy more stuff. If you're tired of this annual exercise in consumption, meet Buy Nothin Day.


Family member of Hamas hostage says he finds strength in remaining hopeful

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Moshe Lavi, the brother-in-law of Omri Miran, who was kidnapped from his kibbutz by Hamas on Oct. 7.


Over 200 convicted in relation to Italy's most powerful mafia group

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Queens University professor Antonio Nicaso about the conviction of 207 people in a trial against Italy's most powerful crime syndicate.


Beirut's Zach Condon on drawing inspiration from the dark winters of Norway

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Zach Condon, the creative force behind the band Beirut, about his new album Hadsel, and drawing inspiration from the dark winter of arctic Norway.


How army ants' architecture demonstrates their collective intelligence

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

As army ants travel over uneven terrain, they link their bodies together to create bridges — a system that might give engineers insight into controlling robotic swarms.


Astronauts dropped a bag of tools in space, and you can see it with binoculars

Monday, November 13, 2023

During a space walk at the International Space Station, astronauts lost hold of a bag of tools. It'll be visible from Earth until it burns up in the atmosphere.


Officials say California is drought free — but water supply is still strained

Thursday, November 09, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Jeffrey Mount, a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, about drought conditions in California.


'The Future' asks if technology will save humanity or accelerate its end

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Naomi Alderman on her new novel, The Future, which asks whether the giants of technology more likely to save humankind or accelerate its end.


Lost French love letters from the 1750s reveal what life was like during wartime

Monday, November 06, 2023

A University of Cambridge historian has decoded more than 100 previously unopened letters sent during the Seven Years War.


A former FBI profiler explains how 'leakage' can warn of a mass shooting

Thursday, November 02, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Mary Ellen O'Toole, a former FBI profiler, about the warning signs before a mass shooting.


At 14 years old, America's Top Young Scientist dreams of curing skin cancer

Friday, October 27, 2023

Heman Bekele, winner of 3M's Young Scientist Challenge, wants to make cancer treatment cheaper and more accessible.


A historic agreement aims to pave the way for large scale solar farms

Friday, October 13, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dan Reicher of Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment about a historic agreement addressing land-use for large scale solar projects.


This book is an exploration of care through family, friends and food

Thursday, October 12, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks to Bryan Washington about his new book, Family Meal.


How Israel's Iron Dome detects and intercepts incoming rockets

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Israeli civilians are greatly benefiting from the country's advanced missile defense system — the Iron Dome. It's a network of radar detectors and missile launchers that intercept incoming rockets.


MacArthur Fellow E. Tendayi Achiume on the intersection of climate and racial justice

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with law professor E. Tendayi Achiume about receiving the MacArthur Fellowship and her research on racial injustice.


Former Rep. Jane Harman on Sen. Dianne Feinstein's trailblazing legacy

Friday, September 29, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former Congresswoman Jane Harman, who was a longtime friend and colleague to Diane Feinstein, about the late senator's life and legacy.


Laurel Halo's 'Atlas' describes the feeling of being everywhere and nowhere

Monday, September 25, 2023

DJ and composer Laurel Halo's new album, "Atlas", is a tapestry of slowly-evolving textures — and it was inspired by the nighttime imagery of cities she visited while out on the road.


The world's best pizza maker shares his 5 tips for a perfect slice

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Michele Pascarella was named Global Pizza Maker of the Year in the awards he considers "the Michelin guide for pizza."


Philly's 'pastor of the hood' Carl Day weighs in on the 2024 election

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Carl Day joined NPR to weigh in on the Biden campaign in 2020. We caught up with him to hear what he's thinking heading into 2024.


The video game industry is in uproar over a software pricing change. Here's why

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Unity Engine, a popular game development tool, is getting a pricing overhaul. Developers are enraged.