| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The crazy wing of the Republican Party finally got what it wanted. The federal government has been shut down for the first time in nearly 18 years because the GOP refused to approve further government funding unless the Patient Protection and Affordable...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Three hundred and seventy-five years ago Tuesday, when the Fundamental Orders of 1639 became law for the settlers of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, its authors could not have imagined that they created what many historians would later call the world'...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:24 PM
This year, NPR Books took an unconventional approach to the traditional year-end best-of list by creating NPR's Book Concierge, an interactive website that lets readers sort more than 200 notable books of 2013 by category.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:22 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Assessment tools used to predict how likely a psychopathic prisoner is to re-offend if freed from jail are "utterly useless" and parole boards might just as well flip a coin when deciding such risks, psychiatrists said on Tuesday....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Scientists have mapped the effects of war, colonization, trade, migration and slavery on the genetic mixing of humans over the bulk of recorded history and created an online interactive atlas of humanity's genetic history.
In a paper published...
| Feb 7, 2014
Let's get this out of the way right now: "The Last Enchantments" is neither "Brideshead Revisited" nor "The Great Gatsby," though readers will find reverberations of both within these pages: A Yale-educated narrator. An unstable twosome named Tom and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:11 PM
"Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Florida chef Norman Van Aken's memoir is finalist in the International Association of Culinary Professionals awards. The IACP released its list of 2014 IACP Award finalists on the heels of the James Beard Semi-Finalist announcement in Orlando. Van Aken's...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Himalayan yeti — or some version of that mythical creature — may be a relative of an ancient polar bear, according to new research by a University of Oxford geneticist.
Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford, analyzed the hairs from...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden.
Those who survived the immediate...