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Lee Child’s ‘The Affair’: Sixteen Books In, Has Jack Reacher Still Got It?

Jack Reacher has a lot of fans at NPR. Daniel Zwerdling reads him. So do Noah Adams and Linda Wertheimer […]

What Slew An Ancient Mastodon? DNA Tells Tale

More than 13,000 years ago, hairy elephant-like creatures with giant tusks roamed North America. These mastodons were hunted by some […]

Despite Recent Killings, Kandahar Appears Stable

This past summer, two assassinations paralyzed the southern Afghan city of Kandahar with fears of a power vacuum. In the […]

Gadhafi’s Last Days Still A Mystery

Moammar Gadhafi proved true to his word to remain in Libya and “die as a martyr,” though his final hours […]

Controversy Erupts Over Sex-Segregated Brooklyn Bus

It’s been a few decades since Americans were engaged in a back-of-the-bus controversy. Now a popular bus route between two […]

Advice For The Golden Years: ‘Don’t Ever Retire Mentally’

Retirement can be an endless golf game or constant trips to the doctor, depending on a whole host of factors, […]

A Coconut Cake From Emily Dickinson: Reclusive Poet, Passionate Baker

Nelly Lambert is a PhD student in English at Catholic University. She’s writing her dissertation on Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Poet […]

Dance Your Ph.D.: When Science People Shake A Tail Feather, Everybody Wins

UPDATE: The grand prize winner is Joel Miller, for his “Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: […]

Is Herman Cain In Trouble With Social Conservatives?

Part of Herman Cain’s appeal to GOP presidential primary voters was that he seemed to have more street cred with […]

What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

Planet Money has obtained a secret government report outlining what once looked like a potential crisis: The possibility that the […]

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