Shoppers check out vodka in a street kiosk in Moscow in 2008. Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images
Katherine Streeter for NPR

Researchers Watch As Our Brains Turn Sounds Into Words

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/268432705/268964646" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Institute of Medicine is reviewing how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed and whether that label puts too much emphasis on fatigue over other significant symptoms. Daniel Horowitz for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Daniel Horowitz for NPR

Eighty percent of college students drink, and schools have had little success reducing those numbers, or the problems caused by excessive alcohol. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

toggle caption Toby Talbot/AP

No Surprises: Egyptian Military Endorses Its Chief For President

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/267203660/267203661" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alexia is a condition often associated with the occipital lobe — the part of the brain that receives visual information. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto

A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/266243768/266713056" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A barista makes coffee using the pour-over method at Artifact Coffee in Baltimore. Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Benjamin Morris/NPR

Coffee Myth-Busting: Cup Of Joe May Help Hydration And Memory

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/262175623/262216388" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Study participants were trained in practical reasoning skills like managing medications. Jorge Salcedo/iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption Jorge Salcedo/iStockphoto

Erick Munoz stands by a photo of his wife, Marlise Munoz, at home in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 3. She is being kept on life support in a local hospital against the family's wishes. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images

Looks good. But maybe this time I'll stop at one. Kjersti Magnussen /Flickr hide caption

toggle caption Kjersti Magnussen /Flickr
Yuri Arcurs/iStockphoto

Fear Of Fainting, Flight And Cheese: One Man's 'Age Of Anxiety'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/260152542/260185954" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Daniel Horowitz for NPR

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/258674011/258890022" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript