What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 6:23 a.m.

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

Did You Hear The One About The Stand-Up Comedian And The Podcast?

NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 2:33 a.m.

It used to be that a TV appearance was the key to success for comedians. In the past five years stand-up comedy has seen a global revival thanks to the Internet, and in particular, thanks to podcasts.

4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 3:45 p.m.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

'Giver' Fans Likely To Be Disappointed By Movie's Pace

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 1:44 p.m.

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "The Giver," starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It's an adaptation of the young adult novel by Lois Lowry about a world where emotion and feeling have been done away with.

Broken Teeth And Fake-umentaries: Another Shark Week Gone By

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 12:52 p.m.

Alastair Bland looks at the dangers to real sharks and the hazards of pseudo-documentaries as another Shark Week draws to a close.

Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 5:11 a.m.

For our look at summer poetry, we turn to Charlotte Boulay, a Philadelphia-based poet, with "The End of Summer." She offers us a poem that, on its surface, is about an idyllic summertime activity: taking a nap in the grass. But undercutting this lazy day is a sense of dread: fall is coming, and the conflicts and demands of the real world are inevitable.

A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

NPR | Aug. 16, 2014 5:23 p.m.

A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.

A Night At The Museum ... With Robots

NPR | Aug. 16, 2014 4:36 p.m.

For five nights at London's Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.

In Work Of Ferguson Photographer, Snapshots Of Chaos

NPR | Aug. 16, 2014 2:26 p.m.

Scott Olson, a photojournalist with Getty Images, has captured some of the striking images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Making Scripts And Science Match

NPR | Aug. 16, 2014 10:55 a.m.

How can screenwriters make sure the science and medical details of their shows are true to life? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kate Langrall Folb of Hollywood, Health & Society, who helps them out.

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