Nina Gregory

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#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

Friday, July 31, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...


Comic-Con Goers Brave Long Lines At Annual Pop Culture Convention

Friday, July 10, 2015

Many of the thousands of people passing through Comic-Con hope to get something exclusive, such as a book, toy, an autograph or encounter with a star, or a sneak peek of an unreleased...


Jennifer Lawrence And A Cast Of Characters Light Up Comic-Con

Friday, July 10, 2015

It's time again for Comic-Con, the massive annual pop culture convention. We visit San Diego to hear all about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away.


TV And Hollywood Pattern-Maker Sells A Three-Decades Cache

Saturday, May 09, 2015

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You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Monday, March 23, 2015

At his TED Talk in Vancouver last week, Bill Gates posed the idea that, "If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it's most likely to be a highly infectious virus, rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes." He noted how the Ebola crisis in ...


A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

Saturday, March 21, 2015

One of the presentations at the TED Conference in Vancouver this week that had much of the tech elite oohing and ahhing was something called CLIP (no relation to Microsoft's reviled animated helper) or Continuous Liquid Interface Production.

It's a new way of 3-D manufacturing introduced by a ...


Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.


It's Time For Comic-Con!

Friday, July 25, 2014

The annual pop culture convention underway in San Diego is not just for comic books — it brings the biggest stars from film, television and books together with their fans to talk about upcoming, and vintage, work.


Q&A: Nintendo President Says Don't Count Out Mario

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The American face of Nintendo, President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, once said, "I'm about kicking ass, I'm about taking names."

Nintendo hasn't been kicking much ass over the past few years — the company posted a $456 million operating loss in its last fiscal year, its third ...


Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

House flipping is back.

A popular phenomenon during the housing boom, flipping is when a house is bought and sold within a six-month period. Flippers are real estate investors who buy houses, fix them up quickly and then resell them, making money off the renovation. In parts of California, it's ...


Tax Day Is This Statue Of Liberty's Last Day Of Work

Monday, April 15, 2013

The intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 28th Street looks like a lot of intersections in Los Angeles: There's a Taco Bell on one corner and a strip mall with a liquor store and a Liberty Tax Service office on the other. And out in front, as traffic speeds by, 27-year-old ...


Could This Robot Save Your Job?

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The man who invented Roomba, the robotic vacuum, is back — this time, with Baxter. Rodney Brooks, roboticist and entrepreneur, brought Baxter, his latest robot, to the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., last week.

Brooks' latest company, Rethink Robotics, describes Baxter as a collaborative manufacturing robot. ...


A Kenyan Teen's Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save Lions

Friday, March 01, 2013

One of the talks from the TED stage in Long Beach, Calif., this week came from Richard Turere, an inventor. He is a Maasai from Kenya. And he's 13.

"From ages 6 to 9, I started looking after my father's cows," Richard says. "I'd take them out in the morning ...