NPR6 min readSociety
A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives
Pregnant women at high or even moderate risk of developing the life-threatening condition preeclampsia should consider taking a very small dose of aspirin daily to prevent it, doctors say.
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Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'
Ghosh's latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic effects of climate change.
NPR4 min read
3 Crackling Young Adult Reads To Welcome Fall
Time to put down the beach reads and pick up some substantive, immersive new young adult books — from a monstrous fantasy, to a refugee's tale, to a story that brings new meaning to haunted houses.
NPR5 min readPolitics
New Calls To Impeach Justice Kavanaugh: How It Would Work And Why It Likely Won't
Democratic presidential candidates are raising ousting the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct in a New York Times essay.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Taliban Lifts Ban On Red Cross, Pledges To Protect Aid Workers In Afghanistan
"We welcome the acknowledgment of our humanitarian principles and renewal of security guarantees," says the Red Cross leader in Afghanistan.
NPR2 min read
Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks
The comedian's rising star has dimmed in a controversy over a series of derogatory statements he made on his podcast. SNL said the show had no idea. He said, "I was always a Mad TV guy anyway."
NPR2 min read
Rhiannon Giddens: Tiny Desk Concert
Giddens shares songs from her latest album, There is No Other, in an emotional and transfixing performance at the Tiny Desk.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Outside Experts See Iran's Hand In Attack On Saudi Oil Facility
Independent analysts say the evidence available suggests Iran played a role in the weekend attack. The question is how big that role might be.
NPR1 min read
The World Of Celia Cruz: A Turning The Tables Playlist
Cruz remains matchless in meeting the pain of exile and immigration with as full and joyous a song as she sang. Hear a playlist of her best songs, plus music by the artists she inspired.
NPR4 min readPsychology
In 'Wildhood,' Scientists See Similarities In Adolescent Humans And Other Animals
Understanding the lives of animals can illuminate our own, and those of loved adolescents too. But authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers at times push cross-species links too far.
NPR3 min readPsychology
'Tip Of The Iceberg' — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Experience As Rape
The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.
NPR3 min read
Advice Column Helps Answer Your Climate Change Questions
The "Ask Sara" advice column at Yale Climate Connections aims to help navigate conversations on climate change with our loved ones.
NPR3 min readScience
Meet Allie, One Of The Growing Number Of People Not Having Kids Because Of Climate Change
She is one of a growing chorus of folks opting to forgo having kids because they are worried about the kind of world they'll inherit.
NPR4 min readPsychology
Part II: How To Get Students Excited About Learning
Rapping Shakespeare? Origami in math class? Out-of-the box ideas to get students excited about learning. Part II of our special series on the achievement gap.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11
The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.
NPR4 min readPolitics
California Is Changing The Rules For Contract Workers And The Gig Economy
With Meghna Chakrabarti Who’s an employee and who’s a contract worker? California is rewriting the rules. Carolyn Said, business reporter covering the on-demand economy for the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate. (@CSaid) Lorena Gonzalez, Democratic
NPR2 min read
New York Set To Join Michigan In Banning Some E-Cigarettes
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products. The move comes amid advances toward a similar federal ban.
NPR5 min readPolitics
Netanyahu Fights To Hang On In Another Israeli Election. Here's What To Know
Tuesday is the second time Israelis go to the polls in less than six months. The results may be just as inconclusive.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Oil Prices Jump Following Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Facility
The price surge comes after weekend strikes on the kingdom's Abqaiq oil processing plant and Khurais oil field. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, but the U.S. says Iran played a key role.
NPR5 min read
Vineyards Facing An Insect Invasion May Turn To Aliens For Help
A stowaway from China, the spotted lanternfly, is eating its way across Pennsylvania, killing trees and grapevines. Scientists are considering importing the bug's natural enemies from back home.
NPR5 min readPolitics
A Surprise Vote, Thrown Phone And Partisan 'Mistrust' Roil N.C. As Maps Are Redrawn
Lawmakers in the North Carolina legislature face a Wednesday deadline to submit new voting district lines to a state court. The previous lines were found to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
NPR2 min read
Heat Check: Future Nostalgia
Like most things in our century, nostalgia has caught up with us at a bewildering rate. This week's additions to the Heat Check playlist take you back while they push you forward.
NPR5 min read
'Don't Stop Believin" Goes On And On, Because We Need It To
Whatever your relationship with Journey's 1981 hit, a perseverance anthem that has itself persevered, there is no escaping the longing it evokes for youth, love and a chance at greatness.
NPR15 min readRelationships & Parenting
'Motherhood So White' Author Finds Race Matters In Adoption
Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Nefertiti Austin, author of "Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting In America."
NPR5 min readPolitics
NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year
NPR is tracking about 80 items sold at a Walmart in Georgia, since mid-2018 with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, their prices increased 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.
NPR1 min read
Tyler, The Creator Peels Back His Layers With 'A BOY IS A GUN*' Video
Tyler, The Creator's alter ego spirals into a clothes-throwing, lawn-sprinting, bubble-bath-soaking mess — you know, as you do during a breakup.
NPR7 min read
A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology
The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?
NPR6 min read
'We Don't Want To Die': Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings
"Domestic violence never happens because there's a problem with the woman. The men are killing. They are the problem," says a rights activist in Istanbul.
NPR1 min read
Sunday Puzzle: It's Game Day
Listener Holly Ashworth of Oak Park, Ill., plays this week's puzzle with New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz.
NPR4 min read
A Portrait Of Molly Ivins, Maverick Texas Journalist, In 'Raise Hell'
A new documentary about the political columnist and author takes a personal look at a woman who used her scalding wit and investigative skills to skewer politicians for nearly four decades.
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