What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture

The perk-laden, money-drenched world of Silicon Valley gets a send-up from Mike Judge and HBO starting Sunday night. The cast weighs in on the "real" Silicon Valley.

Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

NPR | April 17, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests.

A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

NPR | April 17, 2014 1:07 p.m.

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

The Ultimate Animal Experience? Losing A Memory Quiz To A Chimp

NPR | April 16, 2014 10:36 a.m.

You've swum with dolphins, ridden camels, stalked tigers. Now, try taking a memory test with a chimp — and losing. It's fun, humbling and mind-boggling.

Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

NPR | April 14, 2014 11:58 a.m.

What we think about food may change how our bodies respond to it. Sip what you think is a rich milkshake, and your body acts as if you've had a fatty treat, even if it's really a lower-calorie drink.

Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

NPR | April 14, 2014 11:29 a.m.

The wide, wide world of multiplayer online games can be intimidating for the would-be gamer. Here's how to meet great people and avoid the trolls.

Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ

NPR | April 14, 2014 10:34 a.m.

A telephone box near British spy agency GCHQ is now adorned with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of street artist Banksy.

Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible

NPR | April 12, 2014 3:44 p.m.

From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down high-tech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.

With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes

NPR | April 12, 2014 10:26 a.m.

After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.

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