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.
The real-life death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son is reimagined as a meditation on grief and moving on in the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” Author George Saunders joins us.
During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington often turned to a group of citizen soldiers from Maryland for their prowess on the battlefield.
Joselin Linder writes about losing her father to unique genetic mutation and her family's efforts to stamp out the gene.
"Breaking the law or following the law is not the end of a conversation. It’s the beginning of one," the MSNBC host tells Here & Now's Robin Young.
The Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef, joins us to talk about Islam, America and the world.
What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong. She’s found a better way.
Maria Tatar talks about the different versions of the story of "Beauty and the Beast."
What separates people who are able to master life’s challenges -- job changes, relationships, moves -- and people who get overwhelmed?
Dr. Steven Hatch is a specialist in infectious disease at UMass Memorial.
In his new book "Fallen Glory," author James Crawford explores how even history's greatest structures fall prey to time and conquest.
Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett explains the science of how emotions are made.
Kristen M. Ploetz's daughter was born, and some books -- Joan Didion's "Blue Nights" -- touched too close to home.
Father Columba Stewart has spent more than a decade traveling to some of the world’s most dangerous regions, helping locals photograph over 50 million handwritten pages.
Gloomy classics depicting societies gone wrong have shot to the top of best-seller lists in recent months, including George Orwell's "1984" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."
What’s cookin’? Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of the New York Times open the recipe box.
Stephen Kinzer makes clear that the United States might have been less likely to repeat its mistakes abroad if its leaders learned the lessons of the Spanish-American War.
The book examines how differences in perception of the self in society contribute to the culture gap between Asians and Westerners.
The best-selling author is known for "A People's History of the United States," which was first published in 1980.