April 9, 2013 Did the seeds of life on Earth begin on Mars? Are we part of Earth's first alien invasion? Adam Frank says we may be looking at a future full of discoveries in our own solar system that could reset our understanding of life and its origin.
April 9, 2013 When NPR's Elise Hu was younger, she says, she wished her mother would use English more. Now, Mom's insistence in speaking Mandarin is a gift Elise wants to give her own daughter.
April 9, 2013 By force of will and intellect, Britain's Prime Minister for 11 years changed a nation and reinvigorated the U.K.'s role on the world stage. Martin Sutovec celebrates the grocer's daughter who helped bring an end to the Cold War, while Frederick Deligne opposed her many controversial policies.
April 8, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Pizza Hut's latest attempt to fill us with cheese. It's the Crazy Cheese Crust Pizza, and it's crazy, all right. Crazy like an overweight fox.
April 8, 2013 Is there a bias against "Atheist" mail in the United States? A shoemaker in Berlin sees evidence of it after running an experiment that commentator Tania Lombrozo cites as "a great example of citizen science."
April 8, 2013 What if you put all 7 billion humans into one city, a city as dense as New York, with its towers and skyscrapers? How big would that 7 billion-sized city be? As big as New Jersey? Texas? Bigger? Are cities protecting wild spaces on the planet? We try a little experiment to find out.
April 8, 2013 From Betty's hair to Don's obsession with the dark side, Mad Men returned for its sixth season on Sunday night.
April 8, 2013 As Season 6 of Mad Men brings us at last to 1968, will the show tackle the racial turbulence of the time head-on, or will race merely remain an occasional catalyst for discomfort?
April 8, 2013 Job growth slowed down last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nate Beeler pointed out earlier this year that current policy isn't helping the economy, while Dave Granlund notes how Wall Street has mostly been on a run.
April 7, 2013 Sara Suleri Goodyear's heartbreaking memoir, Meatless Days, describes growing up in post-colonial Pakistan with an elegiac immediacy. Author Rajesh Parameswaran says the book does justice to the way memory actually lives in the mind.