Accelerating the pace of engineering and science.
After a visit to East Africa in college, Jeffrey Gettleman set his heart on finding a way to return and make his life there.
Lisa Ko's debut novel tells the story of Deming Guo, whose mother Polly, an immigrant from China living in the U.S. illegally, disappears when he's 11 years old.
Barbara Lynch grew up in a housing project in South Boston, and never finished high school. Now she oversees seven restaurants in the Boston area.
Lehane is known for gritty crime thrillers that feature hard-headed male protagonists. But at the center of his new book is a woman with a troubled past.
Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger captivated a TED Talk audience when they told the story of how Stranger raped Elva when they were teens, and met again years later.
Webb joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about his rise to fame and his new memoir, "The Cake and the Rain."
In her new book "An Unseen Angel," Alissa Parker describes how she found joy and hope in her life again after her daughter was killed in the 2012 mass shooting.
When naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt decided to write the story of the relationship of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his pet starling, she knew that she had to do some field research.
Last October, the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. The feat was a dream come true for one NPR host and rabid fan: Scott Simon.
The novel examines what happens when a 30-something couple launches a six-month-long open marriage "arrangement."
"We need to remember Adam and Eve as the success that they are," author Bruce Feiler tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "They are the first love story."
Asian nations like China will continue to grow and challenge Western influence, according to commentator and author Gideon Rachman.
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.