Now Playing:

News

How Startups Are Using Tech To Fight Workplace Bias

NPR | Sept. 02, 2015

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

Mob Museum Unveils FIFA Corruption Exhibit

NPR | Sept. 01, 2015

A new exhibit about FIFA's recent corruption is on display at the Las Vegas museum of contemporary organized crime.

5 Skills Obama Will Need To Survive Bear Grylls

NPR | Sept. 01, 2015

While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, repel off cliffs and more.

More Entertainment

Arts | Entertainment | Nation | Science

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' Can Change Your Brain

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.

Arts | Entertainment | Science | Books

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

NPR | Aug. 30, 2015 12:51 p.m.

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

Entertainment | Health

Oliver Sacks, Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

NPR | Aug. 30, 2015 8:38 a.m.

Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.

Entertainment | Nation

Can You Use That In A Sentence? Dictionary Adds New Words

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 3 p.m.

The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words today, so, naturally, we held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.

World | Arts | Entertainment

A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 6:11 a.m.

A new Netflix series, 'Narcos,' tells the story of how smuggler Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire. The show is compelling and complex — especially for fans of classic crime stories.

Flora and Fauna | Science | Entertainment | Nation

Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015 12:52 p.m.

For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.

Arts | Entertainment | Food | Science

Dining Like Darwin: When Scientists Swallow Their Subjects

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015 7:55 a.m.

Some scientists carry on the tradition of eating the animals or plants they study: leeches, tadpoles, 30,000-year-old bison. Darwin did it first, but why do it at all? Call it all-consuming curiosity.

Elections | Entertainment | Nation

Before There Was The Donald, There Was Arnold

NPR | Aug. 26, 2015 3:19 p.m.

Donald Trump's foray into politics has had some scratching their heads. But not in California, where celebrity candidates like former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger are, like, so 12 years ago.

Air | Communities | Environment | Entertainment | Recreation | Health | Arts | Economy | Climate change

Wildfire Smoke And Outdoor Theater Don't Mix

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.

Arts | Entertainment | Nation

With 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 10:05 a.m.

The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.