The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
A four-year-old falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses. It appears the surgery was successful.
The Pavlok electric shock bracelet is connected to a smartphone, and it is supposed to shock you if you do something forbidden like watching TV.
Could threats from Islamic State militants and Iran forge a path to peace between Israel and the Palestinians? Steve Inskeep talks to Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Audie Cornish talks to Sally Singer of Vogue.com about the latest from the world's runways. She will just be wrapping up "Fashion Month," that is, Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, Paris and London, and she'll tell us the latest news from the fashion industry.
The jobs report for September is due out Friday morning. Economists think employers added about 215,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 6.1 percent.
JP Morgan Chase says a cyberattack over the summer compromised accounts for 76 million households and seven million small businesses. The hackers got personal contact information such as names and email addresses, but not passwords or Social Security numbers.
Students at the University of Michigan want the coach and the athletic director to be fired. Both faced protests after the quarterback was put back in a game following a head injury last week. The mistakes made during the game are the latest in a series of missteps by the university.
Old school teachers used to punish students by making them stand at their desks. Now researchers are prescribing it for every student in the school.
President Obama gets low marks for his handling of the economy — and that creates an opening for Republicans heading into next month's midterm elections.
Federal, state and county health officials in Dallas are trying to figure out how many people had contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Meanwhile, four people who had close contact with Thomas E. Duncan remain quarantined in their home.
For two weeks the Colorado high school students have been protesting an official's proposal that the AP history curriculum promote patriotism and free-market economics, and not condone civil disorder.
A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground — the 12 states that will determine control of the senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.
A mother talks to her daughter about how hard it was to make ends meet as a single mom in the '90s, through the good times and the bad.
Activists say militants are holding hundreds, perhaps thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq. The women make contact through secret phones; some men have been killed or beaten trying to save them.
What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.
The title of the singer's new album neatly summarizes the thrust of her career — be it her influential collaborations with Hazel Dickens in the '60s or her work as a folk music documentarian.
The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. Guest host Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer, Loren Bouchard.
The pigeons were released as part of National Day celebrations in Beijing. But in an atmosphere of political protest, authorities worried a pigeon might be used to carry something suspicious.
Residents of Oakland have a new mayoral candidate to choose from: Einstein. But in Oakland, canines are not permitted to hold public office.