LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

Playlist: Science!

NPR |Dec. 19, 2014 6:49 a.m.

From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.

Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

NPR |Dec. 19, 2014 6:34 a.m.

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct, but instead we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

How ISIS Uses Catchy, Violent Tunes for Propaganda

Pri-the-world |Dec. 18, 2014 2:10 p.m.

From online magazines, social media accounts and sleek videos, ISIS has a powerful PR machine. And it also knows the power of a good earworm.

'My Life in a Nutshell Is Thoughts About Sex Every 9 Seconds and Being Depressed Every 12 Seconds'

Pri-the-world |Dec. 18, 2014 1:03 p.m.

Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.

U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

NPR |Dec. 17, 2014 5:29 p.m.

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.

Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

NPR |Dec. 17, 2014 10:22 a.m.

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.

A Game Of Ludo Helps Liberians Catch A Break From Ebola

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 11:52 a.m.

The fast-paced board game — it's a lot like Parcheesi — offers a way to escape the stress of life in the Ebola zone.

The Pathfinders: 12 Notables Who Changed the Way We Think

Pri-the-world |Dec. 16, 2014 11 a.m.

They fought oppression, overcame obstacles, made us laugh. More importantly, they made us think. Here's a brief look at a dozen inspirational people we lost in 2014.

2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 5:49 a.m.

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Lou Reed, Bill Withers, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

This Is One Cool, Epic, Black Cat Detective

Pri-the-world |Dec. 15, 2014 1:55 p.m.

The Blacksad series of noir graphic novels stands out for two reasons. All the characters are animals. And the series is set in 1950s America, even though its original creator has never been to the US.

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