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March 11, 2016 Comment

Bangladesh Central Bank Heist Noticed Because Of Spelling Error

The hackers still managed to get away with $80 million, but it was a spelling error that tipped off the bank involved in the transfer.

March 4, 2016 23 Comments

Congressman Pushes New Land Management Plan In The West

Republican Rep. Rob Bishop is proposing a plan to give some federal land to the state in exchange for protecting other land from development.

February 16, 2016 20 Comments

Justice Scalia’s Replacement Faces The Political Gauntlet

Congressional Republicans have threatened to block anyone the president nominates until after the election.

January 22, 2016 8 Comments

Newly Discovered Prime Number Is More Than 22 Million Digits Long

The number, discovered by a computer at the University of Central Missouri, is the new darling of the mathematical world.

January 6, 2016 2 Comments

How A Simple Bump Can Cause An Insidious Brain Injury

Researchers estimate hundreds of thousands of people get potentially serious brain injuries every year – but they often don’t know it.

November 25, 2015 5 Comments

A Look Behind The Proposed Sale Of A Seattle Public Radio Station To Its Competitor

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter Jet, Increasing Tensions

Russian officials dispute Turkey’s claim that the fighter jet strayed from the Syrian side of the border into Turkey.

October 20, 2015 4 Comments

New Guidelines Released For Mammograms

The American Cancer Society is now recommending that women have fewer mammograms and start getting them later in life.

October 16, 2015 7 Comments

Jacques Ze Whipper Cracks His Way Toward Guinness Book

News anchor by day, performer by night, Jack Lepiarz is trying to set the world record for the most whip-cracks in a minute.

October 13, 2015 23 Comments

How Alcohol Has Shaped American History

Susan Cheever writes about America’s long relationship with alcohol in “Drinking In America: Our Secret History.”

August 4, 2015 32 Comments

DEA ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown May Be Causing An Unintended Consequence

As a result of the war against illegal narcotic use, legitimate patients are sometimes not able to get the pain medications they need.

August 3, 2015 20 Comments

What You Learn From Reading Donald Trump’s Books

Book critic Carlos Lozada shares what insights he gained into the GOP candidate after he binge-read eight of Trump’s books.

July 23, 2015 34 Comments

Dunkin’ CEO: Wages Should Go Up, But Not So Quickly

As the entire fast food industry is engaged in a nationwide debate over the minimum wage, Nigel Travis weighs in on that and more.

June 10, 2015 32 Comments

FDA Panel Backs First-In-Class Cholesterol Drug

The expert panel recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve the injectable drug, called Praluent.

May 29, 2015 Comment

Isabel Allende’s Ode To Her Grandparents

The Chilean-American writer is often called the world’s most widely-read Spanish language author.

May 13, 2015 21 Comments

Gay And Gender Non-Conforming Dance Troupe Challenges Societal Norms

The Mobile, Ala.-based Prancing Elites are now the subject of a new show on Oxygen called “The Prancing Elites Project.”

May 4, 2015 31 Comments

Rhinos And Other Large Herbivores At Risk Of Extinction

A new study in the journal Science Advances finds that 60 percent of the world’s large wild herbivores are threatened by extinction.

April 22, 2015 Comment

India's Tiny Community Of Wild Asian Lions

Almost all the world’s lions live in Africa, but a small group of wild Asian lions in India is a remnant of a once much larger population.

April 16, 2015 11 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh’s trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 16, 2015 16 Comments

Peter Wolf Talks About The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The J. Geils Band frontman will be inducting the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend in Cleveland.

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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.

June 3 Comment

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.