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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:21:00 -0400Polyamory is sometimes called consensual non-monogamy, but anthropologist Barbara J. King found out it's more complicated than that.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:41:00 -0400The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:14 -0400The U.S. is hosting this year's Women's World Hockey Championships. So why is the U.S. women's team threatening to boycott? Commentator Sarah Spain of ESPN says it's about fairness and respect.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:28:00 -0400Behavioral addiction, especially to the new technologies so prevalent today, is the topic of Adam Alter's book Irresistible. Alva Noë proposes two criteria that may determine addiction to technology.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:03:00 -0400In celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20, we might do well to examine rather than reaffirm our tacit assumptions about happiness and its pursuit, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo,
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:15:00 -0400Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a gay man who is married to a woman and doesn't know what to do.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400A video of NPR Beijing correspondent Anthony Kuhn asking a question about a policy to expand the Beijing region got millions of views on Weibo, China's answer to Twitter. Here's why.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 -0400There is a photograph that's been seen around the world this week. It seems to hold both civilization and destruction in the same frame.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:00:17 -0400Antibiotic-resistant staph infections don't always start in hospitals, and they aren't always particularly dangerous. But, even after a MRSA-infected wound heals, the bacteria often remain.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:46:00 -0400It's hard to imagine two more different political figures. Whether these polar opposites can collaborate may be the single biggest factor in determining the future of the trans-Atlantic partnership.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Republican health care bill and President Trump's budget proposal.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:18:00 -0400About one quarter of medical residents in the U.S. are graduates of foreign medical schools. Many practice medicine in communities that have a hard time recruiting doctors.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:50:00 -0400In her new book, anthropologist and NPR commentator Barbara J. King takes a look at how "food animals" think and feel — and what that means for us.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:43:00 -0400The blockbuster movie Logan brings to the fore the moral choices of those in power as they apply scientific knowledge. It is so utterly sad it's painful to watch, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:56:00 -0400Commentator Kevin Blackistone is overjoyed his alma mater, Northwestern, has finally made the NCAA basketball tournament — but with some caveats.