Brazilians bedeviled by mosquitoes have a way to bat away the nuisance. The Zap Racket. It's an electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes. It's deeply satisfying to use, but it takes technique.
It used to be that wine makers just made a little rosé for themselves. Now they are making hundreds of thousands of bottles and selling out.
You can spend millions of dollars on lobbyists or ads to influence the presidential election, but it is mostly illegal to place an actual bet on who will win the White House.
A sewage spill has shut down miles of beaches along Waikiki (WHY-kee-kee) during the height of Hawaii's summer tourist season. Flooding from heavy rains caused more than 500,000 gallons of waste to overflow from manholes and cascade into the surf.
As Turkey escalates its military operations against Kurdish fighters in the country's southeast, Kurds there are bracing for attacks from another enemy at the same time: the Islamic State.
China's leaders were, until recently, seen as highly competent in managing the economy. But a bungled currency devaluation and a stock market collapse have challenged the conventional wisdom.
Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. But demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.
Humans feel loss twice as intensely as we experience gain. And this can lead us to make bad investing decisions. Such as selling stocks after they've already crashed in value.
Airport security wouldn't let a woman board with a full bottle of liquid. Unwilling to drop her bottle of cognac in the trash, she drank it all. In the end, she was too inebriated to board.
The owner of a wet cat from Maine uploaded a video on YouTube. When the owner asks if the cat would like to continue the bath for "a little bit more," it sure sounds like the cats replies, "no more."
"This morning thing's not really working for me," says guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan. Well, too bad. Yo La Tengo played the music you hear between stories live.
David Greene does a live interview with the band Yo La Tengo at the end of their stint as Morning Edition's "house band for a day," and throws it to them for a song.
Steve Inskeep talks to former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers about his recent op-ed in "The Washington Post" calling on the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates. It's been widely anticipated that the Fed was planning a hike in rates sometime this fall. Summers warns of "unpredictable" and possibly "dangerous consequences" in the current economic climate.
David Greene introduces Morning Edition's "house band for a day" Yo La Tengo, and throws to their live performance of one of their hit songs.
There are some indications of price drops, slowing sales and slowing factory production. The bigger question analysts are asking is about over-capacity. Is China just making too much stuff?
Stock prices in Asia are battered and prices are down in Europe too. In the U.S., investors wait to see if the turmoil is abating. Stocks began dropping over concerns about China's economic slowdown.
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the weekend birth of twin pandas. The births were captured on the zoo's Panda Cam which first went live 10 years ago.
We asked listeners to record sounds of backyard wildlife and invited the experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to identify them. Today's mystery sound comes from a listener in Boone County, Mo.
The flooding in New Orleans ten years ago was not because of Hurricane Katrina. It was the failure of the federally-built levee system.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump touts his ability to finance his own campaign and avoid answering to donors. But now he's started fundraising for his campaign and a superPAC.