"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."
—Quentin Crisp (b. 1908) British author
- Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0400
- The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
- National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:00 -0400
- An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
- Ellen Pao Trial Highlights Long Road To Ending Workplace Bias Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:43:00 -0400
- NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nitasha Tiku of The Verge about the latest in the Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial of Ellen Pao. Pao is suing a venture capital firm for $16 million in damages.
- Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:32:00 -0400
- The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.
- Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:26:00 -0400
- Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
- Testing The Standards: Do Gender Differences Matter For Combat? Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:00 -0400
- The man who designed the training experiment to determine if female Marines should be allowed into combat positions is not a Marine himself, but a civilian scientist.
- Marines Hope To Determine Gender Neutral Standards For Ground Combat Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:57:00 -0400
- NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Katelyn Allison, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, about her observations of the women who are currently training in an experimental unit.
- Co-Pilot's Actions In French Alps Crash Raise Questions About Cockpit Doors Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:00 -0400
- Prosecutors in France say the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane locked the pilot out of the cockpit. Cockpit doors were hardened to resist unauthorized entry after Sept. 11.
- Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:00 -0400
- Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.
- Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture? Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:29:00 -0400
- Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.
- Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:46:00 -0400
- A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
- Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:28:00 -0400
- Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.
- After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:13:00 -0400
- Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
- A Single Gene May Determine Why Some People Get So Sick With The Flu Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:06:00 -0400
- A single genetic mutation might decide who ends up in bed with the sniffles and who heads to the hospital, because it shuts down immune system molecules called interferons.
- How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:43:00 -0400
- The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.