The U.S. swimming team has been exceptional in the summer Olympic games. Last night, Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps swam their signature events.
After acquiring Yahoo, Verizon ranks third in digital advertising and is a major player in media and tech. It wants to play in the Silicon Valley sandbox — but don’t expect a full transformation yet.
Alex Rodriguez plays his last baseball game ever, and the Olympics continue. NPR’s Scott Simon talks sports with Howard Bryant of ESPN.
This week Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gave major speeches on the economy, but most of the attention was on their gaffes and controversies.
Do hummingbirds migrate on the backs of geese? And will rice thrown at weddings really make birds explode? Scott Simon gets to the bottom of some bird myths with Ray Brown, host of “Talkin’ Birds.”
The community at the bottom rung of the social Hindu hierarchy does the dirtiest jobs. Some of the poorest of the poor, formerly known as “the Untouchables,” don’t want to perform those tasks anymore.
The United Nations is planning to send 4,000 more peacekeeping troops to South Sudan. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to journalist Nichola Mandil about why the government is objecting to more peacekeepers.
What’s the best method for holding a cup of coffee so it doesn’t spill? NPR’s Scott Simon learned that an overhand claw-like grip is best.
Israel says some $50 million was diverted by the charity’s Gaza Strip director to the Hamas militant group. World Vision counters that the man didn’t have authority over that much money.
A new Texas law allows students with gun licenses to carry on campus. Professor Lisa Moore of the University of Texas at Austin talks about why she’s asking a court to halt the law.
In a victory for the military, referendum voters in Thailand approved a draft constitution. Critics say it will entrench military control in the country.
If you have young children at home, chances are you know Doc McStuffins. If you don’t, comedian W. Kamau Bell will tell you why you should love the 6-year-old cartoon girl with a stethoscope.
The Zika virus holds a particular fear for pregnant women because it causes severe birth defects. But researchers are still struggling to find out how the virus reaches the fetus through the placenta.
The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil revived a debate that was surprising to many Americans: that a Brazilian man was the first in flight, not, the Wright Brothers.
Despite the obvious dangers, there is a small tourist industry in Afghanistan. NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to London travel operator Marc Leaderman, who had led trips to the war-torn country.