Melissa Block speaks with New York Times Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink about the massive public gatherings in Iran following the death of a young pop star that have caught the regime off guard.
The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?
The technology that was once on every videophile's entertainment room wish list is fading to black. Hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remark on the demise of the plasma screen TV.
Robert Morris University is recruiting highly skilled League of Legends players for scholarships. Host Robert Siegel talks to Manoush Zomorodi, host of the WNYC podcast New Tech City.
The term "hairy arms" is used in the world of graphic design and illustration. But what does that mean? Melissa Block talks to graphic designer Jessica Frease about the industry lingo.
An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.
The new spy/political drama starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard isn't good, but it isn't bad either. That's a problem in television's very competitive landscape.
The parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart, were allegedly stolen from a medical museum. The Americans said they bought the parts at a Bangkok market, according to police.
The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.
Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.
The state's chile industry is in decline - suffering from drought and competition from China and other countries.
The head of the National Association of Medicaid Directors discusses the future of Medicaid expansion, as more Republican governors take the helm.
He was one of only 130-some doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."
On November 20th, NPR Headquarters in Washington D.C. will host All Crafts Considered, an arts and crafts sale - and holiday tradition.
We look at some of the news reverberating online, including a story that shows no one notices what male TV anchors wear.
Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.
American aid worker Peter Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group after being abducted in Syria in October 2013.
In the book @War, Shane Harris reports that U.S. intelligence agencies, sometimes aided by corporations, are trying to dominate cyberspace. It's "changing the Internet in fundamental ways," he says.
Various rights issues kept the original Batman from home-video release until now. Young viewers may be surprised by its pop-art sensibility, vibrant colors — and that it was played for laughs.
Carolyn Beeler of WHYY reports on how the Republican Party stance on climate change may be changing.