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Can A Cat Be Both A Liquid And A Solid?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:28am

That is one of the questions studied by scientists who received Ig Nobel Prizes at Harvard University, at the ceremony put on by the otherwise-august institution for the past 27 years.

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:21am

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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Emmy Awards: 'Handmaid's Tale' And 'Veep' Win In Multiple Categories

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Stephen Colbert hosted the 69th Emmy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Handmaid's Tale won the Emmy for drama series. Veep and Atlanta split the major comedy categories.

Trump Wants U.S. Delegation To The U.N. To Be More Cost Efficient

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump makes his United Nations debut this week and he's making a big push to cut the U.N.'s budget. The State Department plans to have a smaller footprint as part of this effort.

Hard-Hit Broward County Cleans Up After Hurricane Irma's Destructive Visit

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Barbara Sharief, mayor of Broward County, Florida, about cleanup effort after Hurricane Irma.

VA Cautions Ken Burn's Vietnam Documentary Could Triggger PTSD

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

The VA is preparing for an increase in Vietnam veterans seeking mental health treatment after PBS airs a Vietnam documentary. Mental health professionals say it could trigger PTSD and depression.

Demonstrators In St. Louis Plan To Continue Racially Charged Protests

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Protests started over the weekend in St. Louis after the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed a black man in 2011. Some demonstrators say they'll keep protesting for weeks.

Houston's Tight Rental Market Makes It Tough For Low-Income Hurricane Victims

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Even before Harvey, Houston had an affordable housing crisis. Prices are rising for apartments that weren't damaged, forcing some to stay in flood-damaged apartments, while others face eviction.

French Police Investigate Acid Attack On 4 U.S. Women

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Police say 4 college students were attacked on Sunday with acid by a woman at a train station in southern France, injuring at least 2 of them. Authorities say the woman had "a psychiatric history."

Rep. Gutierrez On Trump's Immigration Meetings With Democratic Leaders

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez about a deal between President Trump and Democrats that would combine legislation protecting DREAMers with increased border security.

Rough Translation: Why Many Muslims In India Feel Yoga Has Been Weaponized

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

In India, yoga has been causing some controversy after it became associated with militant Hindu nationalism. NPR's international podcast follows a yoga-loving Indian Muslim caught in the middle.

Trump Voters In Iowa Pledge Not To Waiver Their Support For The President

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Many conservatives are frustrated Trump appeared to make a deal with Democrats over immigration. At a GOP event in Iowa, the party faithful were willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt.

Irma's Caribbean Destruction Sends Tourists Packing For Other Destinations

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, and another major hurricane may be on the way. St. Thomas depends on tourism, and it's uncertain when the tourists will return.

News Brief: U.N. General Assembly To Open, North Korea Crisis Poll

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump will be among the world leaders in New York City for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. A study looks at whether Americans trust Trump to handle North Korea's nuclear threat.

Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:04am

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Body Electric Tattoo)

At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:11pm

The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events.

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Emmy Awards 2017: A Running List Of Winners And Nominees

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:00pm

We'll keep updating this list of winners throughout the Emmys ceremony.

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Apple Gets Mixed Reactions To New iPhone's Facial Recognition Technology

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:54pm

Clare Garvie of Georgetown University's Law Center on Privacy and Technology talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the implications of Apple's embrace of facial recognition technology.

Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What's Changed

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:54pm

In 2015, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discovered the lead contamination after Flint, Mich., switched its drinking water source. She talks with NPR's Michel Martin about helping reverse the problem.

After 5 Years, City Of Ferguson, Mo., Drops Charges Used In Department Of Justice Report

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:54pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Ferguson resident Fred Watson and his lawyer, Blake Strode, about his struggle with the city, and what comes next now that charges against him have been dropped.

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