Accelerating the pace of engineering and science.
In his book "The Ends of the World," Peter Brannen looks at what happened to cause past crises and extinctions, and tries to determine what our future might bring.
A new book, "The Treaty Of Versailles: A Concise History," looks at how that treaty was assembled and examines its mixed legacy.
For nearly 30 years Saunders was a steady, calm presence on ESPN and ABC Sports broadcasts. What the public didn't know was his difficult life away from the camera.
Heather Harpham's memoir tells the story of her daughter, who was born with a blood disease that required regular blood transfusions.
Written in an 18th-century style, "Golden Hill" is British author Francis Spufford's first novel. He joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the book.
"While there have always been the occasional big fires, they have gotten much, much more common since roughly 2000," author Gary Ferguson says.
"The Boy Who Loved Too Much" chronicles several years in the life of a boy with a rare genetic disorder called Williams syndrome.
The novel by Andrew Sean Green follows aptly named protagonist Arthur Less as he travels the world in a quest to avoid his his ex-lover's wedding.
Zeeya Merali's book tackles the possibility that scientists are getting closer to creating a tiny universe in the laboratory.
Joe Berkowitz used to cringe when friends dropped a particularly painful pun — until he witnessed his first Punderdome competition.
Author Ben H. Winters' best-selling 2016 novel "Underground Airlines" is set in present day, but in an America where Abraham Lincoln never took office and slavery is legal in four...
In 1899, George and Willie Muse, the African-American children of sharecroppers, were lured from their home to become part of a sideshow. Author Beth Macy tells their story.
Journalist Amy Ettinger has traveled from coast to coast to visit stores, farms and more in search of everything ice cream. She's recorded her findings in a new book, "Sweet...
Francis Scott Key is most famous for writing the "Star Spangled Banner." But after he penned the now-famous lyrics, he hardly mentioned them.
What does a flag say about the country that flies it? Journalist Tim Marshall set out to answer that question in his book, "A Flag Worth Dying For."
Tennis great John McEnroe says his fiery temper first helped him focus on court. Then he lost control of it.
Otis Sanford explores how race has shaped politics in Tennessee's second-largest city in his new book "From Boss Crump to King Willie."
Jas Obrecht's new book collects conversations with some of the leading guitar players in the history of rock music.
Using infographics, cartoons and clear explanations, co-authors Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson aim to break down complex scientific ideas.
After a visit to East Africa in college, Jeffrey Gettleman set his heart on finding a way to return and make his life there.