Washington's Hope Solo Makes Big Stops To Earn Team USA Gold

Washington born and raised goalkeeper Hope Solo saved the day, quite literally, according to her teammates in the Olympic ...

How Do You Reinvent Yourself After a Near-Death Experience?

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 11:23 a.m.

Hugh Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago. Now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics group, he's building the next generation of bionic limbs.

How Do You Reveal A Life-Changing Transformation?

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 11:22 a.m.

For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 7:29 a.m.

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 5:57 a.m.

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 2:11 p.m.

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 12:32 p.m.

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 8:23 a.m.

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.

Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 7:26 a.m.

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 5:08 a.m.

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks will unveil their new shows and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the 2013-14 season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail? What are the big trends?

Hey-Diddle, A Fiddle And A Moon-Jumping Cow? NPR Moos Investigates

NPR |Sept. 13, 2014 1:59 p.m.

For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to Modern Farmer correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.

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