How does a gecko manage to walk on the ceiling? And what happens when a dog shakes water off its coat? We talk with the authors of "Furry Logic."
What goes into writing a dictionary? In her book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
What separates people who are able to master life’s challenges -- job changes, relationships, moves -- and people who get overwhelmed?
In his new book "Fallen Glory," author James Crawford explores how even history's greatest structures fall prey to time and conquest.
The book examines how differences in perception of the self in society contribute to the culture gap between Asians and Westerners.
Bruce Cannon Gibney writes that for decades the U.S. has been run by people who are deceitful, selfish, imprudent, remorseless and hostile.
In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But he didn’t rest on his laurels.
The British prime minister knew conventional forces alone wouldn't defeat Hitler. So he created a secret unit of saboteurs and assassins.
Their analyses led to a deeper understanding of the nature of stars and the makeup of the universe.
Author Mary Graham joins us to discuss how presidents have struggled with what to keep secret from the American people and what to reveal.
In his book "The Unsettlers," author Mark Sundeen follows modern homesteaders who've gone off the grid and taken other radical steps to live differently.
Ian Purkayastha has loved truffles ever since he first tasted them as a teenager — at 15 years old, he was selling them to restaurants in his Arkansas hometown.
The Andrew Wyeth painting "Christina’s World" depicts a woman in a pink house dress stretched out in a field, turned toward a house in the distance.
Author and longtime foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer's new book takes up a forgotten and fascinating chapter in American history.
Financial writer Beth Kobliner joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to talk about her new book, "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You're Not)."
Derek Thompson, in his new book "Hit Makers," says popularity has to do with a combination of familiarity and distribution.
In 1998 reporter Claudia Rowe was living in Poughkeepsie, New York, working as a stringer for the New York Times, when she started covering a series of murders.
In the new book "A Consequential President," author Michael D'Antonio looks at Barack Obama's presidency through the promises he made when he was campaigning for office.
Barack Obama was a young U.S. Senate candidate when he burst onto the national stage with his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
"Fat is vital to life, and because fat is so important, nature tries to protect it," said Sylvia Tara, author of "The Secret Life of Fat."