In Andries Bik's online video, you see him explaining that he'd found something in the water. He dips his selfie stick and camera down to get a close up of an octopus — which wouldn't let go of it.
His dream was to scroll to the bottom of an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in one sitting without using any shortcuts. He recorded himself sitting at his computer with a finger on the down arrow key.
Democratic senators could filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. But it is unclear if this is a wise move, or if this would cost them politically in the future.
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All over the world, people say they make friends by "breaking bread together." Social science research explores why sitting down to eat together makes people feel closer.
Facebook uses software to spot pornography and wipe it away in milliseconds. But automated systems can make mistakes.
David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who has said if Neil Gorsuch is out of the mainstream, he will pursue every legal tool to block his nomination.
Hours after National Zoo officials suspended their search for Ollie the Bobcat, she was spotted and captured safely near the zoo's birdhouse.
Rachel Martin talks to Joel Wit of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies about the issues for Mattis' trip, which begins in South Korea on Thursday, and then moves to Japan.
There are concerns that Chinese authorities took him out of Hong Kong and over the border into mainland China.
Post-Soviet republics are curious about what a Trump White House and a Tillerson State Department will mean for them. Some see the recent spike in fighting in Ukraine through a big geopolitical lens.
The campaign of Francois Fillon, one of the leading presidential candidates, has stumbled after claims surfaced that he paid his wife nearly a million dollars in public funds — for hardly any work.
After a ballistic missile test, Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn said Iran is "on notice." Rachel Martin talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace.
Indian-born author Bharati Mukherjee became a naturalized American citizen and wrote about the experience of Indian women in the diaspora. She's best-known for her novel, Jasmine.
A Syrian family in Jordan had their bags packed for the U.S. until the Trump administration's ban on refugees started. The family sold their belongings before trying to travel to New York.
Steve Inskeep talks to David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America and the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge, who has been fundraising to try to launch the liberal version of the Tea Party.
Winans has spent her long career expanding what gospel can sound like and where it can go. To pull off her first release in nearly a decade, she adapted once again — by letting go of the wheel.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants more flexibility in deciding whom to quarantine and why. But critics say the changes the agency has proposed raise civil liberties questions.
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Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska about where he disagrees with President Trump. But that doesn't include Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.
Wearing designs from Nick Graham, Bill Nye the science guy and astronaut Buzz Aldrin took their right stuff to the catwalk. Nye wore a bow tie and gunmetal suit, Aldrin a metallic bomber jacket.
State Sen. Burke Harr says Nebraska's flag flew upside down at the state capitol for 10 days and nobody noticed. Whoever raised it didn't realize the blacksmith hammering an anvil was on his head.