Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:19 pm
No one in politics today is hearing more calls from progressives to run than Elizabeth Warren, the popular and populist Massachusetts senator. Warren, though, denies any interest in the presidency and continued to do that Monday in an interview with Jeremy Hobson on WBUR's Here & Now.
"I'm out here fighting this fight," Warren said. "I'm fighting it every single day in the United States."
Asked if she wants to run, Warren said bluntly, "I do not."
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:41 pm
If pushing a cart up and down the lengthy aisles of your neighborhood supermarket — past dozens of brands of packaged cereal and crackers lit by fluorescent lights — feels overwhelming and soul-sucking, you're not alone.
But there's some good news: The days of shopping this way may be numbered.
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:23 pm
Scientists in California are hoping to use your smart phone to solve a cosmic mystery. They're developing an app to turn your phone into a cosmic ray detector. If enough people install the app, the scientists think they'll be able to figure out once and for all what's producing the very energetic cosmic rays that occasionally hit the Earth.
After presenting emotional testimony about the the physical damage one of the bombs inflicted on 8-year-old Martin Richard, the prosecution rested in its case against admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
NPR's Tovia Smith is inside the court room and she's been Tweeting about the trial. She reports:
After that testimony, Tsarnaev's defense attorneys did not have any questions, so the prosecution rested its case.
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 11:51 am
Things are getting wild at the British prime minister's residence. No, that's not a reference to the official start of the 2015 election campaign: Photographers who staked out 10 Downing Street today captured images of a fox slinking past the door of the famous residence.
And that's not the only animal that appeared at Prime Minister David Cameron's door today. His cat, Larry, popped out for some fresh air — and shared an awkward moment with a police dog.
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:29 pm
"An epidemic is one of the few catastrophes that could set the world back drastically in the next few decades," Bill Gates warns in an essay he wrote for the March 18 edition of TheNew England Journal of Medicine.