A program that makes poems from our tweets / With rhyming lines and smooth iambic beats ... Ranjit Bhatnagar wrote a program to find tweets in iambic pentameter and retweet them in rhyming pairs. With NPR's Jacki Lyden, he shares some of the resulting couplets.
Karen Russell's new collection of short stories has dead presidents reincarnated as horses, girls turning into silkworms, and vampires who quench their thirst for blood with lemons. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that in Russell's world we aren't fixed in space and time but can change at any moment.
After going deaf at the age of 30, writer Katherine Bouton's entire life changed. In her new book, "Shouting Won't Help," Bouton shares how she came to terms with hearing loss, and why more attention needs to be paid to a condition that affects nearly 50 million Americans.
Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis and two childhood friends made a pact to pursue medical degrees. Davis is now a practicing physician who helps at-risk youth choose education.
One wildlife biologist is tracking the planet's rarest animals, in hopes of understanding why they’re scarce and what it means for all species. We explore his research, and how technology is helping catalog the world's biodiversity.
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