Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:03 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:03 -0400The corpse flower is a botanical rock star — prized by botanic gardens around the globe. In a new video, NPR's Skunk Bear explores the biology of the stinky giant, which thrives by playing dead.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:03 -0400Lipton is ubiquitous these days, just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea. So you might be surprised that once upon a time, Lipton was known as the "farm to table" of the tea world.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:03 -0400T.C. Boyle's new novel is ripped from the headlines ... of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:30:00 -0400Perhaps you saw the Saturday Night Live skit with Tom Hanks in a crazy pumpkin suit playing David S. Pumpkins. That suit of pumpkin printed fabric is now sold out.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:21:00 -0400It's a tradition for the big bronze lions that guard the doors of the school to wear the head gear of whichever local team is in the finals. For the first time, they're wearing Cubs baseball caps.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:10:03 -0400Remembering William Bowen, a former president of Princeton University and an important scholar of higher education, who died last week.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:09:31 -0400Do cities destroy nature or are they part of nature? Astrophysicist Adam Frank looks at a new book attempting to answering that question — which he says could be a key to our collective future.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400The Cleveland Indians host the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. The Indians last title was in 1948 — the Cubs in 1908.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400American Academy of Pediatrics recommends newborns sleep in their parents' rooms until they're at least 6 months old to avoid SIDS. David Greene talks to Natasha Burgert, doctor, mother and blogger.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400For three straight days Donald Trump is campaigning in Florida, a state that is crucial to his hopes of winning the White House. If Trump loses Florida, he'll have no plausible path to the presidency.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400The death of Thailand's king this month left a hole in the hearts of many. It also created uncertainty for some in the tourism industry — which accounts for at least 10 percent of the country's GDP.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400The new rates for the Affordable Care Act were released, and they show an average 22 percent increase. Analysts say how people react to the price hikes will determine if the law succeeds.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400David Greene speaks with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who called what is taking place in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, "crimes of historic proportions."
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400For years, Anthony Bourdain was identified as a "bad boy" of the culinary world. The chef and TV host's new cookbook reflects his life as a dad. Renee Montagne talks to him about his book Appetites.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400Voters in four states will decide whether to strengthen gun laws next month. In California, a first in the nation ballot measure would make it much harder to buy ammunition and for felons to own guns.