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9:50 AM EDT Comment

Solar Storm Could Disrupt Modern Technology

The largest solar storm in years is battering the earth today with particles traveling at four million miles-per-hour.

10:30 AM EDT Comment

Syrian Official Defects To Rebels

Today the Syrian Deputy Oil Minister announced he was defecting from president Bashar Assad’s government, as shelling continued in several cities.

11:02 AM EDT 9 Comments

How To Raise A Billion Dollars

The U.S. has more than one million charities and foundations. But for them to survive, author Howard Stevenson says they need to start thinking like entrepreneurs.

11:28 AM EDT 3 Comments

State Colleges Cut Popular Programs Amid Tuition Hikes

Times are so tough at public colleges and universities that many are being forced to cut programs in areas that the economy needs the most to grow.

11:53 AM EDT 4 Comments

Peter Piper Picked A Pickled Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper

The world’s new hottest pepper is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. It’s about the size of a golf ball and packs quite a punch.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.