NPR2 min readPsychology
How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math
A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life, can help kids do better in the subject.
NPR4 min readSociety
Commentary: How Patients Have Transformed A Medical Meeting About Breast Cancer
Advocates have become an essential part of the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an influential medical meeting. Former oncologist Elaine Schattner explains the change and its importance.
NPR1 min read
Cambodia Nabs More Than 3 Tons Of Illegal Ivory
A tip from the U.S. Embassy alerted Cambodian authorities to a haul of at least 3.2 tons of ivory that shipped from Mozambique.
NPR3 min readPolitics
'I Wish I Had Never Been President': SNL Imagines 'It's A Wonderful Trump'
It's Christmas and Kellyanne Conway spots Donald Trump at a party. "After we lost the campaign, the devil did give me my soul back," Conway (played by Kate McKinnon) says. "Excuse me, I have to go find my husband who I do speak to now." Saturday Nigh
NPR3 min readPolitics
Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From Russia
The move comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and has already drawn condemnation from Moscow.
NPR6 min readSociety
1968: After Dozens Of Acquittals, Police Forced To End Raids On Gay Haven
When nearly two dozen gay men were arrested, put on trial, and eventually acquitted of sodomy in 1968, it demonstrated to the larger gay community that they could organize against police harassment.
NPR3 min readScience
Deep Seagrass Bed Could Stall Climate Change, If Climate Change Doesn't Kill It First
Scientists have identified a giant bed of deep sea grass in Australia's Great Barrier Reef that may be absorbing millions of tons of carbon. But these so-called blue carbon sinks need protecting too.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Protests Grip Hungary In Response To Overtime Measure That Critics Call A 'Slave Law'
The new law allows employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime — but employers can delay payment for up to three years.
NPR3 min read
After The Thousand Oaks' Shooting, A Community-Wide Effort To Memorialize And Heal
Since the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last month, there's been more than 70 events - memorials, vigils and fundraisers — for the families of the victims.
NPR3 min read
Remembering Nancy Wilson: The Best Of 'Jazz Profiles'
Tim Owens, lead producer of the Jazz Profiles series, looks back on the creation of the long-running documentary series, working with Wilson and some of her favorite episodes.
NPR3 min read
Education Department Remedies Troubled Grant Program; Defrauded Students To Receive Loan Forgiveness
Also this week, the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down a bill that prompted thousands of teachers to protest this spring.
NPR4 min readPolitics
The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever
This week in the Russia investigations: Headlines and courtroom action are coming thick and fast in the final weeks of the year, but a core "collusion" case also looks weaker than it ever has.
NPR3 min read
Wolves Are Back In Germany, But Not Always Welcome
Germany is seeing the return of wolf packs, and with them growing political tension over whether the animals pose too much of a threat.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department, Trump Tweets
The interior secretary is stepping down after a tumultuous two years, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office.
NPR5 min read
'Nowhere To Go But Up ' — A Small Town Confronts Its Addiction Crisis
Two years after East Liverpool, Ohio, gained notoriety from a viral photo of an overdosed couple, the community is coming to terms with its addiction problem — and taking tentative steps forward.
NPR2 min readPolitics
As Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Democrats Seethe, Republicans Stay Mum
The decision came on the eve of the final day of open enrollment for 2019 health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
NPR2 min readScience
2018 Is Now The Wettest Year On Record For Washington And Other Cities
So far this year, 61.34 inches of rain have fallen in Washington, breaking a 129-year-old record.
NPR2 min read
After More Than 4,000 Years, Vibrant Egyptian Tomb Sees The Light Of Day
Particularly striking are its well-preserved colors – light yellows, rich blues and a reddish-brown skin tone. Officials announced the discovery Saturday at the site in Saqqara, outside of Cairo.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Philippines Duterte Praises 'Generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells
The Philippines and the United States have reached a rare meeting of the minds: Both are enthralled that church bells seized by the U.S. have been returned to the Philippines after 117 years. President Rodrigo Duterte, unaccustomed to lauding the U.S
NPR4 min read
'Black Love In All Its Different Ways': Regina King On Her 'Beale Street' Role
Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 1974 James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk is now in theaters. It gives actress Regina King yet another complex character to inhabit.
NPR3 min readScience
Nations Agree On Rules To Put Paris Climate Agreement Into Action
Nations agreed on rules to track the promises they made to reduce emissions, but did not set new emissions reduction goals necessary to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.
NPR6 min read
'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats
"We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.
NPR4 min read
CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After Alleged Sexual Harassment, Termination
Days after confronting actor Michael Weatherly, a huge star for the network, Dushku was written off Bull. An investigation determined the company often protected itself at the expense of victims.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Michael Cohen On Trump In TV Interview: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'
President Trump's former lawyer says in a new interview that he is being forced to take responsibility for Trump's "dirty deeds" — and that the president directed Cohen to commit crimes.
NPR2 min read
PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records, Regulators Say
The utility has been under fire for its role in the massive gas pipeline explosion in 2010 in San Bruno, Calif.
NPR7 min read
Iranians Are Converting To Evangelical Christianity In Turkey
Changing faith from Islam to Christianity is not allowed in Iran, but more and more Iranians in Turkey are going to church.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional
President Trump praised the ruling by a court in Texas as supporters of the ACA said they will appeal.
NPR2 min read
University Of Ghana Removes Gandhi Statue After Faculty Outcry
Early in his career, iconic Indian reformer Mohandas Gandhi made remarks demeaning black Africans. After the statue was unveiled two years ago, professors started a petition calling for its removal.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down, Leaving McCain's Seat Vacant Again
Kyl previously retired from the Senate in 2013 and indicated his return would be temporary after Sen. John McCain's death. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a replacement to serve until 2020.
NPR2 min read
The Education Department Is Canceling $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt
The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.
…Or Discover Something New