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Need For Steed? This Bike Gadget Gallops Like King Arthur

NPR | June 24, 2016 10:09 p.m.

A device called Trotify promises to make any bicycle sound like a horse's clop. Taking a page from Monty Python, it uses coconuts.

Health | World | Arts | Entertainment

How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.

Health | Economy | Arts | Entertainment

What Is A Nudge?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

How can a simple adjustment - a nudge - change our behavior for the better? Professor Richard Thaler says his "nudge theory" can make it easier for people to save money, eat healthily and more.

Health | Arts | Entertainment

Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Psychiatrist Judson Brewer describes how patients who practice simple mindfulness techniques can kick unhealthy habits.

Entertainment | Arts | Education

Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

Technology | Arts | Entertainment

Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science.

Health | World | Arts | Entertainment

How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:06 a.m.

We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them.

Science | Entertainment

When Great Minds Think Unlike: Inside Science's 'Replication Crisis'

NPR | June 24, 2016 7:53 a.m.

Lots of psychology studies fail to produce the same results when they are repeated. Does that mean we shouldn't trust science?

Science | Food | Entertainment

The Science Of Why Onions Make Us Cry

NPR | June 22, 2016 7:50 a.m.

Sure, their beautiful, multi-layered complexity has moved poets to weep. But the real answer is more practical: a bulb's gotta keep the baddies away. We get the lowdown from a chemist.


The Banality Of Evil: Ramsay Bolton's Dogged Cruelty On 'Game Of Thrones'

NPR | June 20, 2016 4:26 p.m.

Rest in pieces, Ramsay Bolton, you dumb plot point.