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Why You'll Never Buy the Perfect Ring (and Other Valentine's Day Stories)

50 min 11 sec ago

It's almost Valentine's Day, but this week we're not talking about love. Instead, we explore the other forces that drive our romantic relationships.

3 Tiny New Hampshire Towns Vote At Midnight. Do They Predict Anything?

4 hours 23 min ago

The earliest polls in New Hampshire primary open at Tuesday at midnight in Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location. Dixville Notch boasts of a streak of correctly predicting the GOP nominee.

Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

5 hours 7 min ago

Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.

Did A Meteorite Kill A Bus Driver In India?

5 hours 7 min ago

The chance of being killed by a meteorite is approximately 1 in 75 million. If experts confirm a meteorite caused the blast, the death would be the first of its kind since 1825.

U.S. Charges Widow Of ISIS Leader In Death Of American Kayla Mueller

6 hours 2 min ago

Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.

WATCH: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction

6 hours 30 min ago

In New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates are using compassionate language when it comes to drug abuse. It's a marked change for a party that has advocated tough stances on the issue.

Beyonce's 'Formation' Is A Visual Anthem

6 hours 53 min ago

Filmmaker and writer dream hampton says that Beyonce's provocative new video is "about a black future [where] we are imagining ourselves having power and magic."

Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq

7 hours 4 min ago

The prime minister says Canada will stop its airstrikes within two weeks, and will step up training for local security forces fighting ISIS militants.

Small Batch: The Super Bowl, From Peyton vs. Cam To Twitter vs. Coldplay

7 hours 8 min ago

We talk about the game, the quarterbacks, the halftime show in which Coldplay was hopelessly outshined, and lots more.

Scientists Discover A Second Bacterium That Causes Lyme Disease

7 hours 13 min ago

It's not the tick that causes Lyme disease, but the bacteria that live in its spit. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have found a second bacterium capable of causing the disease in people.

Contest: Seeking Nominations For Untold Stories In Global Health

7 hours 17 min ago

As a cosponsor of the contest, we're asking you to propose stories that the media has overlooked. We'll cover the winning entry in this blog.

A Skeptical Review Of CBS' Super Bowl Online Streaming Success

7 hours 28 min ago

For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

7 hours 45 min ago

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.

Let's Get People Talking

7 hours 58 min ago

What would happen if NPR and its member stations asked people all over the country the same question?

When Every Drop Of Water Could Be Poison: A Flint Mother's Story

8 hours 1 min ago

For Flint resident Jeneyah McDonald, using bottled water for everything has become an onerous but necessary routine. Still, she worries about the effects that toxic tap water will have on her sons.

Infomagical: WNYC's 'Note To Self' Tries To Make Information Overload Disappear

8 hours 14 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's podcast, "Note To Self," about their "infomagical" challenge. They're trying to mediate the problem of information overload and have some results to share.

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

8 hours 14 min ago

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.

GOP Governors Bank On New Hampshire To Jump Start Struggling Campaigns

8 hours 14 min ago

The governors running for the Republican nomination — Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich — are banking on a good performance in New Hampshire to buoy their struggling campaigns.

Donald Trump Engages In Retail Politics Traditional To New Hampshire

8 hours 14 min ago

Donald Trump, the front-runner in New Hampshire, is leaving nothing to chance — engaging in the type of retail politics that voters expect in that state.

NPR Brazil Correspondent Prepares For Debut In Carnival Parade

8 hours 14 min ago

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro dons a costume and participates in a Carnival parade in Brazil.




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