Covered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus is the perfect proxy for an alien world. That's why NASA's Aaron Curtis travels there to test space exploration robots.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles foster parent Mohamed Bzeek. He takes care of terminally ill foster children and tends full-time to their medical needs.
Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.
More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mark Sanford, a House Republican from South Carolina, about his town hall meeting on Saturday.
Angry constituents have recently packed GOP town halls to voice their concerns about health care and Trump. On Saturday, Rep. Tom Reed attended four town halls in his southern New York district.
When Japanese-Americans were forced into WWII internment camps, many black families, migrating from the South, moved into their homes. But Japanese-Americans came back to the neighborhood later.
There's no legal definition for a "sanctuary city," but that doesn't stop people from using the term. We answer listeners' questions about what it means to be a sanctuary city.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the "soundtrack to the seven stages of grief."
Even astronauts have to go number two. NASA recently asked the public for suggestions on how to better deal with poop in spacesuits.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur about the government's lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which now goes to a jury trial.
People in Paris' suburbs have been protesting an alleged rape of a young black man by police. Political science professor Karim Amellal discusses the case and the upcoming presidential election.
Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as "the blind sheikh," who was convicted in connection with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, has died in prison. He was 78.
Malaysian investigators have named four more suspects in connection to the bizarre poisoning death of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.
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The one-legged orphan in Liberia had figured out how to use a crutch as an improvised prosthetic leg. But he wanted the real deal.
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I'm fasting intermittently as part of a research study, to see if changing my gut microbiome affects my multiple sclerosis. But maybe living on Peanut Chews isn't the best strategy.
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A month into his presidency, President Trump sounded like candidate Trump at a boisterous rally in Melbourne, Fla.
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Pamela Strobel brought Southern soul food cooking to Northern audiences back in the 1960s, and her cookbook brought the food into homes. Now, two brothers are re-launching her cookbook.
Chef and restaurant owner Diep Tran talks about how "Cheap Eats" lists might be good for customers, but bad for underpaid and overworked restaurant workers.