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

Toni Erdmann

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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 …

Teen Had Absolutely No Say In Becoming Part Of Snapchat Generation

July 7, 2016

PEEKSKILL, NY-Lamenting that she is now inextricably associated with the popular image messaging app solely because of the date of her birth, local teen Caitlin Reese told reporters Thursday that she had no say whatsoever in becoming part of the Snapchat Generation. “Being labeled a member of the Snapchat Generation was by no means my idea, but at this point, there’s really nothing I can do but go along with it,” said the 17-year-old high school student, resigning herself to the reality that she’ll be lumped together with a heterogeneous group of millions of individuals born in the late 1990s and early 2000s whenever a marketing professional, member of the media, or exasperated older citizen refers to the Snapchat Generation to make a sweeping point about people in her age bracket. “At no point did anyone ever inquire about my personal feelings regarding Snapchat, or Snaps, or …

‘Eleanor Amplified,’ An Adventure Podcast For The Whole Family

July 6, 2016

Fresh Air producer John Sheehan discusses The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified, a new comic podcast for kids featuring an intrepid radio reporter who foils plots and outwits crafty villains.

‘People Want These Stories’: Women Win Big At The Nebula Awards

May 17, 2016

The Nebula Awards are some of the most prestigious prizes in science fiction and fantasy. This year, women authors swept the awards – and not for the first time.