Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Ocean habitats seem to be in pretty good shape, according to the latest study of ocean species. NPR's Arun Rath talks to ecologist Douglas McCauley.
The rise and fall of citizen journalism in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico is deeply chronicled by writer Eric Benson in the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. He sits down with NPR's Arun Rath.
The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a new paper about obesity rates and average BMI. NPR's Arun Rath talks with economist Charles Courtemanche, who worked on the study.
Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.
Fierce fighting over the weekend has displaced thousands in Ukraine. NPR's Arun Rath talks with NPR's Corey Flintoff, who is stationed in Svyatogorsk, about the latest news for Eastern Ukraine.
In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system.
Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.
Hector Timerman talked to NPR about the possible role of Iran in a bombing attack on a Jewish center in 1994, the conspiracy theories gripping his country and why he negotiated secretly with Iran.
Novelist and playwright Yasmina Reza's new book is a slim collection of interlocking stories that's confusing but compelling. Reviewer Nishant Dahiya says it crackles with emotion and playfulness.
Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the face slightly favored New England.
Commentator Alva Noë says "no problem" is the wrong way to reply to an expression of thanks — for the simple reason that saying "thank you" isn't, or shouldn't be, a veiled way of making an apology.