Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

April 21, 2017

Conditions are expected to be ideal for viewing the Lyrid meteor shower on Friday night and Saturday morning.This long-exposure photograph taken on April 23, 2015, shows the Lyrid meteors passing near the Milky Way in the clear night sky near Yangon, Myanmar.

Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris – leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.

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Malala Named Youngest UN Messenger Of Peace

April 12, 2017

Already a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, 19-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. What do you think?

Ex-Secretary Of State Advocates Causes Not Key On Modern Republic Agenda

April 5, 2017

James Baker–who served in two Republican White Houses–is writing about causes that don’t figure prominently on the modern Republican agenda. He’s advocating a global ban on the sale of ivory.

New U.S. spelling bee rules aim to prevent T-I-E-S

April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scripps National Spelling Bee winners aced “gesellschaft” and “feldenkrais” to be named co-champions of last year’s competition, but it was the word “tie” that gave organizers a headache.

Rolling In The Deep

March 31, 2017

In this parody of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” clues are rewritten to be about things you could find in the sea.

Primates Facing Extinction Crisis

January 20, 2017

A new study that tracked 500 species of primates found that 60 percent face extinction and three-quarters are on the decline due to poaching and deforestation. What do you think?

Encore: ‘La La Land’ Invokes Nostalgia For 1930s Hollywood

January 9, 2017

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to director Damien Chazelle about his latest film, La La Land, which is a modern version of 1930s Hollywood musicals.

Toni Erdmann

December 26, 2016

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Hamilton freezes pet bulldog’s sperm

November 12, 2016

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton’s pet bulldog Roscoe, who occasionally accompanies the triple Formula One world champion to races, has had his sperm frozen to ensure he can have puppies in future.

I’m Single, Grieving My Husband’s Death, And Ready To Mingle

September 20, 2016

It’s not easy dipping your toes back into the dating pool after so many years. The scene today seems so different from the one I remember from my 20s. On one hand, I’m a little nervous, but there’s definitely a part of me that’s excited to dive in with an open heart and an open mind and embrace the prospect of meeting someone I really connect with. So pay attention, boys, because I’m single, grieving my husband’s death, and ready to mingle!

I’ve got a brand-new cocktail dress and a devastating personal tragedy I’m still very much working through, so it’s time to hit the dance floor and start having some fun!

Tonight’s the night I put myself back out there and really let loose. It’s not like I’m going to meet anyone new just sitting around my …