Is Mining On The Moon's Horizon? - Las Vegas-based Moon Express just unveiled the design for a small robot spacecraft about the size of a coffee table that it says could move about the moon's surface powered only by solar panels and hydrogen peroxide.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:40:00 -0500
Debate On Wage And Wealth Gap Heats Up; Solutions Elusive - Fast-food workers across the country protested their low pay this week, while President Obama decried the nation's growing wealth gap, calling it "the defining challenge of our time." Meanwhile, the nation's capital city passed a new minimum wage law.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:00:00 -0500
Go Ahead And Mail Your Boring Holiday Cards - There's no question that people have mixed motives when they send out their cards. No doubt they want to put the best face on their own lives, offering an annual report marked more by pride, perhaps, than honesty. Christmas cards may be self-serving and smug, but they're also well-meant attempts to connect.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:19:00 -0500
WATCH: U.S. Air Force Band Stages A 'Holiday Flash Mob' - The United States Air Force Band surprised visitors of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington with a joyous performance of holiday classics.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:15:00 -0500
In Kiev, Protesters Topple Statue Of Vladimir Lenin - Thousands of protesters are calling for the ouster of their president, who wants closer ties with Russia. Ukraine has seen daily protests for more than two weeks now.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:18:00 -0500
TEDWomen 2013: In Innovation, Age Is Nothing But A Number - What do 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad and 13-year-old entrepreneur Maya Penn have in common? At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, a range of speakers shared the ways innovation and ingenuity kept them young.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:27:00 -0500
Large Contingent Of World Leaders Expected At Mandela's Funeral - That includes all living American presidents â€” except George H.W. Bush â€” as well as 26 members of congress. President Obama will be in South Africa for Tuesday's memorial service at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:19:00 -0500
Nelson Mandela And The Virtue Of Compromise - Most revolutionary political figures consider compromise a dirty word and a sign of weakness. Yet Mandela consistently preached pragmatism, and many of his defining moments involved acts of flexibility, reconciliation and magnanimity.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:38:00 -0500
U.N. Inspectors Visit Iranian Plant Linked To Nuclear Program - The visit is the first test of an interim deal Iran struck with the West in November. International inspectors have not visited Iran's Arak heavy water production plant in more than two years.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:18:00 -0500
Countering China, S. Korea Expands Its Own Air Defense Zone - The new zone overlaps with some of the same area China laid claim to in November. The U.S. said the South Korean approach avoids confusion and threats to civilian airlines.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:08:00 -0500
South Africans Celebrate Mandela On National Day Of Prayer - As they mourn the iconic anti-apartheid leader who shepherded South Africa to multiracial democracy, South Africans are experiencing mixed emotions. Some feel at peace with Nelson Mandela's death. Some are in disbelief, and some are anxious about a future without his guidance.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:00:00 -0500
Help Is Hard To Get For Veterans After A Bad Discharge - More than 100,000 troops left the service with other-than-honorable discharges in the last 10 years. The consequences of a bad discharge can last a lifetime, disqualifying veterans from benefits and health care. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Quil Lawrence about his series on these former members of the military.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:40:02 -0500
Economists Toast 20 Years Of NAFTA; Critics Sit Out The Party - In December 1993, President Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted Americans would hear a "giant sucking sound" as Mexico vacuumed up U.S. jobs. Economists say that the worst of Perot's fears never materialized. But opponents still see downsides.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:35:00 -0500
Between Pigs And Anchovies: Where Humans Rank On The Food Chain - For the first time, scientists have figured out where we sit on the global food chain. Although humans are clearly top chefs of the world, we're not the top predator. Instead, our ranking is closer to a small, smelly fish that we put on pizzas and salads.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:34:00 -0500
Winter Storm Moves Into Mid-Atlantic - Freezing rain is creeping across Tennessee on its way to the mid-Atlantic as the stunning cold, snow and ice that gripped Texas and the west on Saturday makes its advance eastward.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 02:53:00 -0500