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A recent study questioning the healthfulness of eggs raised an evergreen question: Why do studies so often flip-flop from one answer to another? Some scientists and statisticians are offering a bold idea: Ban the concept of "statistical significance."
#ThisIsMyHustle has been trending in Nigeria after a small business owner gathered friends to showcase entrepreneurship. "What we hear about young Nigerian people is that we are lazy," he said. "But we are hardworking. We want to make it."
When gallery owner Ed Winkleman puts a price tag on emerging artist’s work, he has three criteria in mind: Size, detail, and the materials used. So... if you’re an emerging artist, you might consider making giant oil paintings. @planetmoney
Nicaragua's government says it will release hundreds of opposition protesters who have been detained in since anti-government protests began last April.
As President Trump continued his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain and complained that McCain's family never thanked him for his funeral, GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson called Trump's remarks "deplorable."
Millennials are drinking less, spurring beverage companies to create alternatives to traditional cocktails — using herbs, spices, citrus and veggies to craft unique flavors for non-alcoholic drinks.
Tamara Lanier, the descendant of an enslaved man known as Renty, is suing Harvard for damages. She wants the university to return the photos of her ancestor.
The special counsel may be close to wrapping up the Mueller Report. What happens next? Here's what you need to know:
"After learning how parents in the Canadian Arctic address a child's misbehavior, I changed my tactics when my toddler would slap my face in anger," writes Michaeleen Doucleff, a reporter for NPR's Science Desk.
The "bomb cyclone" that swept through the Midwest this week has caused more than a billion dollars of flood damage in Nebraska, the state's governor said Wednesday. At least three people have been killed in Nebraska and Iowa.
Since Holocaust survivors are getting older and their stories are fading away, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is putting curators in regions where survivors live to preserve their memories.
An Oklahoma sheriff and nearly all of her staff resigned this week, defying a district judge's reported orders to reopen a county jail that has been closed and evacuated over safety issues.
Better pay and more employees are just two of hundreds of ideas offered up at a recent lawmaker spit-balling session on how to make Congress function better.
Meet the winners of the 2019 Whiting Awards — paired with what the judges had to say about their work.
The European Commission is hitting Google with a fine of 1.49 billion euros — some $1.7 billion — for "abusive practices" in online advertising, saying the company broke the EU's antitrust rules.
This winter, more than 3,000 avalanches have already taken place in Colorado alone, and they've been unusually large.
This week, conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with his more liberal colleagues in a case involving the Yakama Tribe — and its right under an 1855 treaty to travel public roads without being taxed on the goods brought to the reservation.
A recent study questioning the healthfulness of eggs raised an evergreen question: Why do studies so often flip-flop from one answer to another? Some scientists and statisticians are offering a bold idea: Ban the concept of "statistical significance."
The U.S. may have committed war crimes as it bombed al-Shabab militants in Somalia, a new report from Amnesty International alleges.
The depth of Margaret Leslie Davis' research for "The Lost Gutenberg," which traces one Bible's 500-year journey, cannot be understated. Her writing is straightforward and, at times, heartbreaking, but outstanding reporting lies at the core.
Appeals judges of the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have upheld Radovan Karadzic's genocide conviction in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre that claimed the lives of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys.
In this three-part series, Planet Money delves into the history of competition, big business, and antitrust law — one of the most important but least-understood bodies of law in the United States.
Some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. Their strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals.
It’s #DayOfHappiness today, with a new happiness ranking. But what’s life like in Afghanistan, a country that ranks very very low on the happiness scale?
Ardern said the government will create a buy-back program to pay owners "fair and reasonable compensation," which she estimated could cost the country between $100 million and $200 million.
Nine days before Britain's scheduled departure from the E.U., European Council President Donald Tusk said an extension for Brexit is possible – but only if U.K. parliament members approve Theresa May's terms.
JUST IN: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the government will ban "military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles" following the attack on two mosques in Christchurch last week.
The Supreme Court signaled strongly that it's likely to rule in favor of a death row inmate in Mississippi who was prosecuted six times for the same crime by a prosecutor with a history of racial bias in jury selection.
Nayab Khan, a young Pakistani American who wears hijab, says incidents like being told to “go back to your country” have shaped her identity.
Listen to Lizzo and Missy Elliott trade off on the mic in "Tempo" — an incantation that summons a fiery, all-are-welcome cool girls' club.
Among the recordings being added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry this year: 🎵 Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" 🎵 Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" 🎵 Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba"
In a report, the Anti-Defamation League says that all but 1 of the 50 killings in the U.S. motivated by extremist ideology in 2018 were committed by people with some kind of link to right-wing extremism.
President Trump continues to criticize the late Sen. John McCain — complaining on Wednesday during a speech in Ohio that the McCain family never thanked him for the Arizona senator's funeral.
RT @NPRmusic: Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born on this day in 1915.
This winter, storms across the Rocky Mountains have caused the highest avalanche danger since the ratings began in 1973.
Tiny Desk Concert: In this performance of "The Sweet Sound Of Your Name," a song of devotion from 2014, the Austin singer-songwriter Gina Chavez finds magic in the intimacy of a communal setting.
In the newly released report, Afghanistan is ranked as the third least happy country in the world. @NPRGoatsandSoda talked with Afghans to hear their thoughts on happiness, conflict, satisfaction and hardship 👇
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued an international call to weed out right-wing nationalism: "If we want to make sure globally that we are a safe and tolerant and inclusive world, we cannot think about this in terms of boundaries."
Barry Lopez's new book, "Horizon," is a biography and a portrait of some of the world's most delicate places, but at heart it's a contemplation of the belief that the way forward is compassionately, and together.
The U.S. has warned Germany to ban Chinese firm Huawei from its 5G network or risk losing access to intelligence-sharing. Germany has refused.
For this installment of Slingshot Scenes, a handful of WXPN hosts highlight 10 music videos from the Philadelphia scene that made a formidable impression on them.
Yesterday Justice Neil Gorsuch split from his conservative colleagues, siding with the Supreme Court's more liberal members in a case involving tribal rights. For those who know him, it wasn't a surprise.
This week's @AltLatino roundup includes a flute-looped reggaeton dance between Sean Paul and J Balvin, Mula's lush production and a Santana jam produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.
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Happy first day of spring! Kick your spring off with an exercise routine that you will stick to using essential tips from @NPRLifeKit. #firstdayofspring
This week's roundup includes a flute-looped reggaeton dance between Sean Paul and J Balvin, Mula's lush production and a Santana jam produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.
#AbledsAreWeird started with a childhood memory from writer and activist Imani Barbarin: when she was swimming at a public pool, a man threw her crutch in to "help her swim." The hashtag has grown as people with disabilities share similar encounters.
The Federal Reserve has signaled that it may not change interest rates this year, although it had originally anticipated as many as three rate hikes in 2019.
The Supreme Court appears ready not to uphold the conviction in a Mississippi death-penalty case. Justices seem skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors.
Afghanistan ranks extremely low on the World Happiness Report, released for World Happiness Day on March 20. But that doesn't mean it is a place devoid of happiness.
Today’s 5 best ideas: from @NPR @WIRED @TheAtlantic @ozy @smithsonianmag
Supremes @RBG, Gorsuch on same page honoring deal Yakama Nation made with U.S. gov’t, which “does not get to rewrite the existing bargain in this court." Great @NinaTotenberg story on @NPR
RT @NPR: A #NunsToo movement has emerged from #MeToo, as Roman Catholic nuns start speaking out about sexual abuse by priests. Cases of rap…
RT @NPR: A new study found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans' consumption of goods and services — but disp…
“It's black lung. It's a death sentence.” FRONTLINE and @NPR spoke to coal miners who’ve spent their lives working in mines and now suffer from black lung. Hear what they have to say about the culture of coal, this deadly disease and who they blame.
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