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Neanderthal groups looked and acted differently than once thought, research suggests

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Researchers re-analyzed elephant bones found in a German cave and say Neanderthals likely cut and butchered them, suggesting Neanderthal groups may have been larger and more sedentary than thought.

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Justin Bieber sells the rights to his entire catalog for over $200 million

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Justin Bieber is the latest musician to sell the rights to his entire catalog of music. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Billboard music publishing reporter Kristin Robinson to explain the deal.

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Ben Shelton is the unexpected star of the Australian Open

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The unexpected star of the Australian Open is a 20-year-old tennis player who had never been outside of the U.S. before this tournament. Ben Shelton has played his way into the quarterfinals.

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Rainstorms helped California's drought conditions, but there's further to go

Monday, January 16, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University on what California needs to end their drought.

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What's the #1 thing to change to be happier? A top happiness researcher weighs in

Sunday, January 15, 2023

There are plenty of factors in life that contribute to happiness. But could keeping in touch with your loved ones be the most important?

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Encore: Michelle Yeoh finds beauty in the ordinary in 'Everything Everywhere'

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with actress Michelle Yeoh about her leading role in the sci-fi action movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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What's the #1 thing to change to be happier? A top happiness researcher weighs in

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Robert Waldinger, one of the authors of The Good Life: Lessons from the world's longest scientific study of happiness.

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San Francisco museum unveils a century-old device that plays piano and violin duets

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

San Francisco's Musée Mécanique has just unveiled its "Mills Bow-Front Violano Virtuoso," a century-old self-playing device which performs duets on piano and violin.

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Musician Manuel Göttsching died Dec. 4 at age 70

Friday, December 16, 2022

Musician Manuel Göttsching, known for his electronic music, died Dec. 4 at age 70.

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Musician Tobias Jesso Jr. becomes one of the first songwriter Grammy nominees

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with musician Tobias Jesso Jr., who is nominated for the first-ever Grammy Award for Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical.

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Newt Gingrich thinks the GOP needs to stop underestimating Biden

Friday, December 09, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich about how President Biden has been able to complete his goals in a divided House.

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky advises on the 'tripledemic'

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Center for Disease Prevention and Control Director Rochelle Walensky about the "tripledemic."

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Reflecting on Pong's video game success, 50 years later

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

50 years ago, Atari released the original Pong as an arcade game. To mark the anniversary, Atari co-founder and Pong designer Allan Alcorn spoke with NPR to reflect on the game's development.

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Pong was released by Atari 50 years ago

Friday, December 02, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, about how the game impacted the industry and his life. Pong was released by Atari 50 years ago.

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Steve Martin tells the story of his career — through cartoons

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The banjo playing, acting and writer extraordinaire decided to tell his story in a new way: collaborating on his illustrated memoir, Number One is Walking with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.

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The Supreme Court will decide the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

In Brackeen v. Haaland, the Supreme Court will decide the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which prioritizes placing Native children in the foster care or adoption system with Native families.

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Can the U.S. keep up with Ukraine's demand for weaponry?

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The U.S. expects to be providing weaponry to Ukraine for months and even years to come. Defense officials are confident they can meet the demand, but there are real-world challenges.

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Should voters be concerned over Fetterman's cognitive ability after his stroke?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Dhruv Khullar on the questions surrounding Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's mental fitness after surviving a stroke.

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Conflict in Tigray has led to a collapse of its public health system

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Conflict in Tigray has led to a collapse of its public health system. Physicians are having to reuse gloves, use expired medications and deny patients care because of lack of resources and power.

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Musician Rhiannon Gidden on her new children's book about taking back her home

Monday, October 24, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Grammy award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens about her new children's book, "Build a House."

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