Monkeys weren't thought to have the right sort of vocal tracts to speak. But a study finds they can make many sounds common in human speech; it's just that their brains aren't "language ready."
Naoko Yamano of the pioneering Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife recommends some of her favorite rising stars from the Land of the Rising Sun.
People living with schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses say a pet can be not just a comforting companion but a reason to stay engaged with other people — and with life.
President-elect Trump has said he will dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act and possibly privatize Medicaid, the insurance program for the very poor.
"I don't even know how to describe the kinds of things that are landing on us" a dentist trapped in one of Aleppo's last rebel-held neighborhoods tells NPR.
The group, which came up in a recent Here & Now DJ Session, has a new album out and is now on tour.
JP Morgan Chase's CEO told investors that its popular Sapphire rewards credit card will cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars in profit.
The second album by the California-based singer features an optimism often associated with West Coast pop. Critic Ken Tucker says Little World creates an "alternate universe of the sunniest sounds."
A jazz keyboardist and an aspiring actress fall in love in Damien Chazelle's new romantic musical. Critic David Edelstein says La La Land features thrilling chemistry and magical music numbers.
David Bianculli offers an appreciation of Tinker, who died last month. Also, we listen to a Fresh Air interview with Tinker from 1994, and an interview with Tinker's wife, Mary Tyler Moore, from 1995.
Grace Hood from Colorado Public Radio takes us to a seed vault that's created tiny genetic time capsules for future use.
Al Jazeera's Femi Oke tells Here & Now’s Robin Young about some of the stories trending on social media.
Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
A look at how the newscasts come together.
We're not anointing the best. We're telling you what amazed us in a difficult year — music by visionary women and men.
The South Beach heat is working its way into the French producer's booty-shaking house music. "Here, it's like paradise," he says. "It's a whole new way of working."
The case is rooted in comments the lawmaker made at a 2014 rally, when supporters chanted that they wanted fewer Moroccans in the country. He then told them, "We're going to take care of that."
Our finalists get nautical in this final round where every answer contains a form of marine life.
The never-ending struggle with your confused GPS hits an all-time high in this game about national landmarks. Contestants figure out where a virus-afflicted GPS is trying to direct them to.
If Jonathan Coulton sang the Cyndi Lauper song "Time After Time," but the lyrics were about the show Project Runway after Tim Gunn retires, the answer would be "Time After Tim."