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Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

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Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a string of recent — and suspicious — deaths of Russian journalists and dissidents.

The Week In News, In Verse

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:14:52 -0400

It's been a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C., with news about Syria, the Russia investigation and Scott Pruitt's spending at the EPA. NPR's Scott Simon sums it all up, with a poem.

The Startling Statistics About People's Holocaust Knowledge

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:33:24 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a new study which shows that many millennials don't know about the Auschwitz death camp and the true number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Live Interviews Spark Listener Feedback

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:09:45 -0400

NPR interviews are more live-ly, but at what cost?

The True, The Real And The Beautiful: 7 Years Of 'Cosmos And Culture'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:45:00 -0400

Through science commentary, we created a place for exploration of deep, complex issues. There's a hunger in all of us for more than just facts — we hunger for meaning, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

NPR Issues Rare Retraction

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:26:00 -0400

Reporting mistakes "substantially undercut the story."

Should California Winemakers Be Worried About China's Tariffs?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:17:00 -0400

California produces about 85 percent of American wine, which is worth about $1.5 billion in exports. As of now, China imports little U.S. wine, but it's one of the world's fastest-growing markets.

A Thank You To NPR's Science Commentary Readers

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:27:00 -0400

For 6 1/2 years, Barbara J. King has written commentaries for NPR on everything from animals and anthropology to gender and higher education. Here, she offers up some of her favorite pieces.

From The Big Bang To This Commentary

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:58:32 -0400

In 13.7, we aimed to present the passion, the drama, the social and intellectual relevance of science as one of the deepest expressions of engagement with the unknown, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.

Giving Notice: Reflections On Capturing The Light

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:16:00 -0400

For years, 13.7 has brought opinions on science and culture to NPR's online readers. Commentator Tania Lombrozo reflects on her time writing for the blog, and on the science and culture of writing.

What Did The South Do To 'Arroz Con Pollo'? It's A Cheese-Covered Mystery

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Arroz con pollo, or rice with chicken, is a dish beloved in much of Latin America. But in the South, it's morphed into ACP, a cheese-smothered phenomenon that built Mexican-restaurant empires.

'You Couldn't Get Elected Dogcatcher!' No, Seriously

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 08:45:13 -0400

We have an update on dogcatcher Zeb Towne of Duxbury, Vt. He was America's only elected dogcatcher. That changed after our story aired.

What Do Hamburgers Have To Do With Gender?

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:32:00 -0400

Meat and veggie burgers evolved together in the 20th century, but when it comes to associations with gender, their histories diverge. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new book on the topic.

The 'Off-Field Issues' Of Josh Rosen

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:09:00 -0400

Sports commentator Mike Pesca opines on millennials and personality conflicts in the NFL.

Time Travel With Your Fridge?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:55:16 -0400

If the history of thermodynamics can teach us anything, it is that modest entropy reversals have not taken us back in time at all. But it is more fun to think otherwise, says guest Jimena Canales.