April 30, 2013 NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener comments on previous segments including the aftermath of sudden, tragic events, the decision to sign up for food stamps and the pros and cons of massive open online courses.
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April 30, 2013 NBA center Jason Collins announced that he is gay in Sports Illustrated and made history as the first active male pro athlete to come out. Kobe Bryant and even the president chimed in with support. NPR's Neal Conan reads from a variety of opinions on the significance of this moment.
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April 30, 2013 Time is special. How we see it helps determine how we see the rest of the Universe. Physicist Lee Smolin has a new book out that says we've been looking at time the wrong way. Adam Frank digs in and offers his own perspective on Smolin's argument.
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April 30, 2013 SpaceX calls it the "Grasshopper" — it's a rocket that doesn't fall back to Earth haphazardly after launch. It carefully returns itself to the launchpad standing up, right where it started.
The banana with dreadlocks featured in a local story from the news in Boston.
April 30, 2013 It's hard to believe this video is real, but it was on the local news and everything.
April 30, 2013 When air traffic delays became a tangible effect of sequester cuts, Congress was swift to act. Nick Anderson is concerned about those left behind, while Lisa Benson thinks President Obama has been ineffective in dealing with the issue.
April 29, 2013 People crave explanations that are simple, broad, elegant. But the prettiest, most satisfying explanations aren't always the best explanations, as the dark story of Dutch social psychologist Diederik Stapel makes clear.
April 29, 2013 Is your bikini a few sizes too big? Try this. We re-create the latest dessert sandwich from Carl's Jr. using items procured from our office vending machine.
Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams in a scene from the online-only premiere of All My Children.
April 29, 2013 An experiment to bring back canceled soaps online may give some clues to whether viewers are ready to form habits around online streaming the way they once did around TV sets.
April 29, 2013 The Boston Police Department and cooperating law enforcement entities were praised for working together to track down suspects in the marathon bombings. Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi asks whether police could have done more in the months, weeks, and even hours before the explosions.
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The world premiere of Iron Man 3 happened in Los Angeles last week, but it's making its money overseas at the moment.
April 29, 2013 It hasn't opened in the U.S. yet, but Iron Man 3 has already had a huge weekend.
April 29, 2013 Immigration reform is still under way. Lisa Benson thinks greater attention will have to be paid to securing our borders, while Daryl Cagle sees the position some Republicans have taken as hypocritical.
April 28, 2013 Oftentimes, foodie fiction makes you hungry. But author Jessica Soffer recommends three books that deal with food yet aren't in love with it — books to read when you're on a diet, a desert island, or for whatever reason would like a peach tart to not be compared to a summer's day.
April 28, 2013 U.S intelligence agencies assess that the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons, specifically the chemical agent sarin. Osama Hajjaj believes Syria is capable of using WMDs against its people, while Christopher Weyant questions whether President Obama will respond to the "game changer."
April 27, 2013 Ever want to look back in time? With "time merge media," you can watch athletes dribble, swing and dance, and even throw five pitches at once.
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