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This 830-million-year-old crystal might contain life. And we're about to open it
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
From lemons to ham, salt is a handy food preservative. But researchers studying some really old salt crystals found them preserving something else — evidence of life.
Study finds microscopic life in 830-million-year-old crystal – and it might be alive!
Monday, May 23, 2022
A recent study in the journal Geology finds microorganisms trapped in an 830-million-year-old salt crystal. The researchers say it might still be alive.
Jakub Orlinski, the breakdancing countertenor, explores his Polish roots
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with rising opera star and break dancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski, whose new album "Farewells" is a collection of Polish opera classics, little known to the rest of the world.
New York attorney general speaks to NPR about Buffalo shooting
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York state Attorney General Letitia James, who appeared in Buffalo with President Biden after the mass shooting, about gun violence and extremism in the state.
Shireen Abu Akleh did the stories no one wanted to do, says colleague
Thursday, May 12, 2022
NPR's May Louise Kelly talks with journalist Dalia Hatuqa about her friend and colleague Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed while reporting in occupied West Bank for Al Jazeera.
A climate expert raises concern over severe sand storms in Iraq
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Over 5,000 Iraqis needed medical care after the country was hit by a severe sand storm. Such storms are not uncommon there, but their increasing frequency and severity has climate experts concerned.
Middle East expert weighs in on string of prison releases in Egypt
Friday, May 06, 2022
NPR's Adrian Florido talks with Mirette Mabrouk, founding director of the Egypt program at the Middle East Institute, about the recent string of political prisoner releases in Egypt.
Former U.S. consul in Rio de Janeiro raises new alarms about Brazil's Bolsonaro
Thursday, May 05, 2022
The former U.S. consul in Rio de Janeiro, Scott Hamilton, speaks about his concerns about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and the implications for democratic institutions in the country.
Astros' Dusty Baker makes history as 1st Black MLB manager to win 2,000 games
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
Dusty Baker, manager for the Houston Astros and baseball legend, has passed the milestone of 2,000 career wins.
Polls show Biden is losing support from Gen Z. These young voters aren't surprised
Sunday, May 01, 2022
As the political calendar inches towards the midterm elections in November, a run of recent polling all points to one thing: President Biden has a problem with young voters.
Can we trust rapid COVID tests against BA.2? This is what the experts say
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
With the BA.2 subvariant of omicron pushing infection rates up, many are reaching for at-home rapid tests. Here's what experts say on how best to use them.
Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza was a staple comfort food for South Asians across the country. Now the fast food chain is bring the favorite back to its menu.
The new White House COVID czar calls for calm as cases rise, driven by BA.2
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The country is in a good place in the pandemic, but we should prepare for an unpredictable future, according to the latest assessment from the new White House coronavirus boss.
This film shows what happens to the loved ones left behind after opioid overdoses
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
Linda Lajterman lost her 18-year-old son after he overdosed on heroin laced with Fentanyl. The film Life After You tells that story, including what happens to families in the aftermath of tragedy.
Remembering husband, father and dinosaur fanatic Chris Gegwich, who died from COVID
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Attorney and father Chris Gegwich died from COVID-19 in 2020. He is remembered by his wife, Michele Gegwich, for his brilliance, love of ska music and keen interest in dinosaurs.
The TV network Black News Channel goes off the air after 2 years
Monday, March 28, 2022
When the TV network Black News Channel launched two years ago, its journalists hoped to cover stories in a new way. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Rodney Ho about why it's shutting down.
The U.S. will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion
Thursday, March 24, 2022
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Krish O'mara Vignarajah, president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, about the efforts to welcome Ukrainian refugees in the U.S.
In a shocking announcement, tennis superstar Ash Barty says she is retiring at age 25
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
In a shock to women's tennis fans, superstar Ash Barty says it's time "to put the rackets down," announcing her retirement at age 25.
Refugees from other wars see themselves in fleeing Ukrainians
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
More than 3.4 million people have fled Ukraine. As that number grows, refugees from other conflicts reflect on their experience of fleeing their home country and what life is like now.
'Flee' creators on being a refugee: It's not an identity, it's a circumstance of life
Monday, March 21, 2022
The film Flee opens with a question: "What does the word 'home' mean to you?" For Amin Nawabi, the answer is complicated.