"If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own."
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel
- Got Dessert? Slather On The Salted Caramel, Or Just Nibble Some Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:59:13 -0400
- Once a high-end fad, the salted caramel dessert has made inroads into the most mainstream of American food chains, TGI Fridays. Maybe it was inevitable, given our historic cravings for salt and sweet.
- In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:54:50 -0400
- You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.
- 3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:22:00 -0400
- The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
- Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:16:00 -0400
- More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.
- NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:12:00 -0400
- The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.
- NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:33:00 -0400
- It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
- The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:32:00 -0400
- Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
- Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:29:00 -0400
- Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
- Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:44:00 -0400
- Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
- Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:12:00 -0400
- Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
- Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:10:00 -0400
- Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.
- Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:46:00 -0400
- The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.
- Lodging Like A High-End Health Club Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:35 -0400
- In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.
- She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0400
- Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.
- Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0400
- Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.