David Plotz of the travel website Atlas Obscura takes us to two places. One high above a historic city and another in the middle of a desert where history was almost made.
As candidates rise to prominence in a presidential election, they may feel optimistic for a time — feel that things are really going their way. Then, things can start to get uncomfortable. That is what's been happening in recent days to Republican candidates Ben Carson and Marco Rubio.
Steve Inskeep talks to celebrity chef Nigella Lawson about the breadth of food you can serve in a bowl. Her latest cookbook is called, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food.
Americans are taking more prescription drugs than ever before. And many are taking five drugs or more a day. We examine a new report that has some surprising information about prescription drugs.
India's "culture wars" have risen to a new level with actors, filmmakers and writers joining to protest against the right-wing Hindu government's inaction against religious intolerance and violence.
U.S. lawmakers say intelligence indicates a bomb was the likely cause of the break-up of a Russian airliner. The air crash and the cancellation of flights has hurt the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Facing competition at home, Indian manufacturing company Mahindra recently introduced to the U.S. the GenZe, a scooter with cargo space designed to appeal to young Americans in cities.
Ted Cruz's campaign is hoping its app motivates supporters to volunteer and donate as well as turn over personal information.
Families should rethink how seniors give up driving, researchers say. Figuring out transportation alternatives long ahead of time can help preserve independence and avoid painful confrontations.
Thirteen years after a study on hormone therapy was abruptly halted due to concerns about cancer risk, some doctors say that it's safe for most younger women if they take hormones short term.
Recent scientific discoveries show the Amazon might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could point to potentially disastrous ramifications if deforestation continues.
Some Muslim migrants from Afghanistan and Iran are converting to Christianity in Germany. Skeptics claim it is a ploy to gain asylum.
The latest information on the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed.
Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.
Britain's prime minister and President Obama have mentioned the possibility of a bomb aboard the passenger jet. Their information, whatever it is, apparently comes from intelligence agencies.
According to published reports in Britain, the ideal candidate should be "persistent and patient." They should be able to untangle three meters of Christmas lights in less than three minutes.
Authorities say the wall needs to be scrubbed to protect the historic buildings at the Pike Place Market. But cleaning 20 years' worth of gum off a brick wall is no easy task.
In an online graphic novel, the only dialogue is the lengthy iTunes Terms and Conditions agreement. Steve Jobs is the main character, and the author gives readers an education in comic book history.
Pooja Sankar used her computer skills to equal the playing field, and unlocked the upside potential of something that has been blamed for all manner of gender discrimination online: anonymity.
Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders talks about his early days as a political activist, why he self-identifies as a Socialist and how being Jewish has influenced his worldview.