With the basketball season underway, NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN.com's Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.
The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.
President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.
From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.
Desert Bus, a parody game invented by magicians Penn and Teller, consists of driving a bus on a featureless road for hours. A comedy troupe in Canada has turned that monotony into money for charity.
Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.
As the deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal nears, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.
NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.
A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors Friday.
It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.
Uber's CEO apologizes after a senior executive suggested the company would dig up dirt on journalists critical of the booming ride-sharing firm. And we give the new Android OS a close look.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers actor, director, and comedian Mike Nichols. Critics sometimes carped that they couldn't find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things.
Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?
The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.
Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. "We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it," Tommy Lee Jones says.
The Canadian musician leaves the singing of his songs to karaoke stars around the world, and instead goes for hits by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and others on Tracks Of My Years.
Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.