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Better Medical Care Could Cut Opioid Deaths By One-Third

A new study shows what’s wrong with cutting addiction treatment, like the Senate health care bill would do.

More Than Half Of Opioid Prescriptions Go To People With Mental Illness

People with mood disorders receive 60 million prescriptions for painkillers a year.

For The First Time, Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Views His Work In The U.S.

For the first time, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will see his Lego portraits of political prisoners and fellow activists on display at the Hirshhorn Museum ...

In 'Baby Driver,' The Action, The Script And The Music Go Full Throttle

“This is a squealing-tires symphony that owes more to Jacques Tati … than to Justin Lin or Michael Bay,” says critic Chris Klimek. (Image credit: ...

Family Movie Night—10 Classics to Enjoy as a Family This Summer

One of my favorite summer activities is the family movie night. There’s no bedtime to worry about. Hardly any planning is required. Sometimes it’s coupled ...

Synchronising fireflies

Part of an art experiment conducted in Thailand’s mangrove forests by the Swiss artists Robin Meier and André Gwerder, this short film documents a stunning ...

This is the Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction

Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and journeys to other planets are the product of the European or ‘Western’ imagination? Open One Thousand and ...

David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, ...

Albert Einstein Writes the 1949 Essay “Why Socialism?” and Attempts to Find a Solution to the “Grave Evils of Capitalism”

Image by Ferdinand Schmutzer, via Wikimedia Commons Albert Einstein was a complicated human being, with a wide range of interests. His personality seemed balanced between ...

Meal Prepping May Actually Be Sabotaging Your Diet

If you’re portioning food out into plastic containers, all of that healthy preparation could actually create a new barrier to staying trim.

Here's What Happens To Breast Cancer Diagnoses When Medicaid Is Rolled Back

A study of women in Tennessee offers a glimpse.

Tituss Burgess Says He Plays The Most 'Everyman' Character On 'Kimmy Schmidt'

Titus Andromedon “doesn’t have money to pay the rent; he can’t keep a job; he gets racially profiled,” Burgess says. “I mean, so what that ...

Gator Charges at Man Who Wanted Closeup Picture

A man trying to take a closeup picture of an alligator was forced to quickly back off from his tripod as the animal charged towards him. ...

A communications primer

From personal email and texts to Facebook, Twitter and the like, the last several decades have seen an unprecedented influx of new means of human-to-human ...

On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago today. One year later, in 1998, was the first time we mentioned the book, on ...

Even the ancient Greeks thought their best days were history

This May, Greece’s parliament passed yet another austerity bill in the hopes of securing more European debt relief. For nearly seven and a half years, ...

Google Uses Artificial Intelligence to Map Thousands of Bird Sounds Into an Interactive Visualization

If you were around in 2013, you may recall that we told you about Cornell’s Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back ...

Charles Darwin & Charles Dickens’ Four-Hour Work Day: The Case for Why Less Work Can Mean More Productivity

We all operate at different levels of ambition: some just want to get by and enjoy themselves, while others strive to make achievements with as ...

Koch Brothers' Groups Criticize GOP Senate Health Care Bill For Not Being Conservative Enough

The network of political advocacy groups funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is waging a campaign against Senate Republicans’ health care bill because the ...

Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare To Kind 'Kimmel Test'

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is pleading with a Republican senator to put the latest version of Trumpcare to the “Kimmel test” before voting ...

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sasha Velour Cut From A Different Fabric

“I try to tune out all the drag that’s out there and tap into the drag I was doing when I was a little kid ...

2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Well, school is out! Kids will be doing what teachers have dreamed about since last fall—getting outdoors, moving, and enjoying sunny days. What more special ...

2017 AJAC EcoRun

The EcoRun is an annual (AJAC) Automobile Journalist Association of Canada event that showcases a wide-ranging variety of eco-friendly vehicles, which include pure electrics, plug-ins ...

The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last

It’s wedding season! For this week’s Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, answers your questions ...

A Light Show on The Empire State Building Gets Synced to the Dead’s Live Performance of “Touch of Grey” (6/24/2017)

Some of my favorite things come together… Last night, Dead & Company played a huge show at Citi Field in New York City. And when ...

Man Cited For Driving Motorcycle Through Crowd Of Trumpcare Protestors

A man was detained by police Wednesday after allegedly driving his motorcycle through a crowd blocking a San Francisco street in protest of the recently-revealed ...

Bernie Sanders Slams 'Moral Outrage' Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) headlined the start of a campaign against Trumpcare Saturday night before some 1,000 angry people in the Pittsburgh Convention Center, calling ...

'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he’d been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores ...

Not My Job: Eddie Izzard Gets Quizzed On King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

We’ll ask the comedian three questions about the Australian psychedelic rock band. Izzard has a new book called Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death ...

Everything You Need To Know About The GOP Senate Health Care Bill

On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their discussion draft health care bill after weeks of secret meetings. The bill, which was marketed as different from the ...

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