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Fact Check: Science And The Trump Administration

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:47:00 -0500

How good is the Trump-Pence administration's knowledge of, and engagement with, science? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a reality check.

Years Later, Divorce Leaves Doubt About Remarriage

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:55:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider how experience with divorce can make someone hesitant to remarry.

There Were Hopes And Dreams Aplenty At Trump's Inauguration, But Whose?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0500

I went to Donald Trump's inauguration to see if people there felt the same pride and promise that I did four years earlier. We met at a common intersection, then went very separate ways.

A Plea For President Trump: Restore Respect

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:08 -0500

The presidential campaign was filled with coarse language. Now that the inauguration is over, NPR's Scott Simon encourages all Americans to treat and speak to each other with respect.

Week In Politics: President Trump's Inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:28:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne, of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about President Trump's inauguration.

The Art Of The Brain, On Exhibit

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:54:00 -0500

Santiago Ramón y Cajal's drawings, seen in a new book and exhibit this month, are a remarkable example of the seminal, creative, re-orienting significance of pictures in science, says Alva Noë.

Making 'Quality Assurance' A Top Priority In 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:32:00 -0500

Following a record digital audience in 2016, the NPR newsroom should focus on fundamentals this year.

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500

Writer Mat Johnson reflects on what the Obama presidency meant to his biracial family. "I didn't always agree with Obama," he says. "But I always respected — and will always respect — that man."

In China, Pollution Fears Are Both Literal And Metaphorical

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:07:00 -0500

Fears of contagion shape politics in today's China. A protest by artists against smog was met with swift repression. That's because authorities fear a different kind of pollution: destabilizing ideas.

After Trump's Election, A Nonpracticing Muslim Returns To Prayer

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:42:00 -0500

Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a "pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, married-to-an-atheist" Muslim. But lately she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions.

Modern Cosmology Turns 100

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500

The expansion of the universe was sealed as fact in 1965, but the seeds for this revolutionary take on the cosmos and our place in it were planted in 1917 by a daring Einstein, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:15:00 -0500

Researchers inch ever closer to, but never reach, the state of absolute zero temperature; it's a science that has some very cool (pun very much intended) applications, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

A Clown Says Farewell To The Circus

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:09 -0500

Murray Horwitz began his career as a clown on the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. With the Greatest Show on Earth planning its last performances this spring, he remembers that experience.

A Wanderluster And A Wandering Eye

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:15:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider if it's worth it to have a short relationship away from home.

For This Relationship, It's Judgment Day

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:04:00 -0500

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider if it's OK to judge a man after he confessed to cheating in the past.