New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.
On this week's show, Audie Cornish is with us to talk about the latest Steven Spielberg project and about the long career of its star.
In Beauty Pill's music, life whirs with plunderphonic glee and riffs are funky from the inside out. Watch the D.C. band adapt its deeply textured songs without removing anything vital.
An online portal to manage chronic kidney disease sounds great, but poor, older or black people were less likely to use it. That means the shift to e-health could make health disparities worse.
She had to decide: Stick with math — ugh — and keep open career options in the sciences or go for the liberal arts. Looking back, she wishes she didn't have to make that choice.
The soaring first song from what the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer calls a "make-up album" is an apology to a past lover for "everything that I've done."
Faced with a slowing economy, China's central bank has cut its benchmark rate for deposits and loans by 0.25. It's the sixth time the bank has sliced rates since last November.
The long-shot former Rhode Island governor announced Friday he is withdrawing from the Democratic White House race.
Also: Texas wants to take private patient files from Planned Parenthood clinics; there's a deadly shooting at Tennessee State University; and President Obama vetoes a defense bill over spending caps.
With his latest remarks, referencing a female TV superhero, Jeb Bush is getting a reputation for inartful comments. But he's not alone in the world of politics.
The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Eastern Pacific will make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" in southwestern Mexico Friday, the National Weather Service says.
This was a high-stakes showdown for both Clinton and the Republicans leading the investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S diplomatic mission.
The pole went from the garden decor of two golden-age Hollywood actors to the basement of a Hawaii museum. On Thursday, it was returned to Alaska tribal members.
Most of the bus's passengers were senior citizens; it had recently departed from a village near Bordeaux for a sight-seeing trip.
This high school geography textbook calls slaves "workers" and "immigrants." The publisher is working to correct the error, but what does it tell us about teaching history?
The online publication Philadelphia Citizen is offering $10,000 to one lucky voter in the city's mayoral race. A random polling place will be chosen and the prize money will go to a voter there.