| Mar 9, 2014
The difference between Ira Glass' NPR broadcast "This American Life" and his one-man stage show, "Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass," is the presence of a live audience, an intimate setting and an iPad. That's about it.
The wry, quizzical...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Afaa Michael Weaver, a Baltimore native who spent 15 years as a factory worker, has won one the country's most lucrative poetry prizes.
Weaver, a professor at Simmons College in Boston, received the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his most...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Scientists at an ambitious dark matter experiment in operation at an underground gold mine in South Dakota have discovered exactly what they thought they would: nothing. And the results have got them really excited.
After running the detector for...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more years and a wider range of experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Who: Sandra Finn, president of Cross Country Home Services, a Sunrise-based home warranty products and maintenance plans provider. Finn was honored with the Bronze Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year-Consumer Products Up To 2,500 Employees...
| Dec 6, 2013
The documentary "It's Better to Jump" is a provocative, if lopsided snapshot of the ancient walled city of Acre (or Akka), located on the northwest coast of Israel.
Told mostly via testimony from its large Arab populace, who denounce the so-called...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger
Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Could it have snowed on Mars? Valley networks carved into slopes on the Red Planet may hint of snowmelt that ran down the sides of crater rims and tall mountain ridges, according to a study released by the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities.
She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a...