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What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:27:00 -0400

A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.

Slowdive Announces First Album In 22 Years, Shares The Twinkling 'Sugar For The Pill'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:22:05 -0400

Now Slowdive's first album in two decades has a name: Slowdive. Watch shapes uncoil in a video for the gracefully subdued new single.

Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:51:51 -0400

Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street. Now he considers the worldwide movement a "constructive failure." In an NPR interview, the author of The End Of Protest says it's time for new tactics.

Sci-Fi Show 'The Expanse' Preps Us For The Future

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:15:00 -0400

What is most remarkable about The Expanse, even into Season 2, is its realism; more than any other TV space-themed show, it gets the science right, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:55:00 -0400

Speculation about Musk's new company, Neuralink, centers on the name and how it might correspond to his previous statements about incorporating artificial intelligence into human brains.

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:45:17 -0400

Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:00:17 -0400

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.

'Novel Of The Century' Is A Lively Companion To 'Les Misérables'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:00:17 -0400

David Bellos' new book is a comprehensive guide to Les Misérables, and a compelling story in its own right, packed with detail about the creation and publication of Victor Hugo's massive masterpiece.

The Remains Of President James K. Polk May Get A Fourth Resting Place

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:56:00 -0400

Polk, who provoked war with Mexico, is buried on the Tennessee state Capitol grounds, his third burial place since he was laid to rest in 1849.

Even With The Wars Behind Us, In Charleston, Cannonballs Still Found Below

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:43:00 -0400

Relics from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.

Nashville Newscaster Finds Workaround For Lack Of NCAA Footage

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:22:48 -0400

Eric Alvarez from FOX 17 used a little rubber duck on his desk to represent the Oregon Ducks. And Lego figures.

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:08:00 -0400

South African freedom fighter Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.

Remembering Roger Wilkins: Civil Rights Lawyer, Columnist And Educator

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:40 -0400

Roger Wilkins worked at the Justice Department under the Kennedy administration, helped "The Washington Post" win a Pulitzer Prize and taught history and American culture at George Mason University. On Sunday, he died Sunday at the age of 85.

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:40 -0400

There's a lot of talk about how to revive small towns, especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. Visit Cairo, Ill., and at times it feels like a place on life support.

Rep. Adam Schiff: Nunes Should Step Away From Russia Investigation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

A scheduled open hearing Tuesday on Russia's involvement in the U.S. election is now closed. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the ranking member of that committee, Democrat Adam Schiff.