12:16am

Mon April 1, 2013
Research News

Why Not Apologizing Makes You Feel Better

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 5:50 am

Illustration by NPR

To err is human.

So is refusing to apologize for those errors.

From toddlers and talk show hosts to preteens and presidents, we all know people who have done stupid, silly and evil things, then squared their jaws and told the world they've done nothing wrong.

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12:15am

Mon April 1, 2013
Asia

Pakistan's Ambitious Program To Re-Educate Militants

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 5:50 am

Pakistani men who worked for the Taliban attend a class at Mishal, an army-run rehabilitation center in Pakistan's Swat Valley, on July 5, 2011. This and similar centers are trying to re-educate men taken in by the Taliban, who ruled Swat before the military drove out the insurgents in 2009.
Farooq Naeem AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani army officer named Col. Zeshan is giving a tour of a jihadi rehabilitation center secreted in the hills of northwest Pakistan's Swat Valley.

"This place was also captured by the Taliban," he says, walking me around the heavily guarded complex. "The army took over this place from them ... when the war was going on."

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11:15pm

Sun March 31, 2013

8:15pm

Sun March 31, 2013
Minds Over Matter

Minds Over Matter

The Bay Areas Favorite Game Show March 31, 2013

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2:22pm

Sun March 31, 2013
Science

Somewhere Over The Brainbow: The Journey To Map the Human Brain

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 6:55 pm

More than 100 years ago, Golgi staining on nerve cells opened the gates to modern neuroscience. Scientists recently developed the Technicolor version of Golgi staining, Brainbow, allowing more detailed reconstructions of brain circuits.
AFP/Getty Images

During the State of the Union, President Obama said the nation is about to embark on an ambitious project: to examine the human brain and create a road map to the trillions of connections that make it work.

"Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every dollar," the president said. "Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer's."

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2:08pm

Sun March 31, 2013
History

Living Memories From The Last Days Of Alcatraz

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 3:28 pm

Alcatraz, the infamous prison, still captures the imagination 50 years after it closed. Those who did time there, however, don't have to wonder.
Leigh Wiener Courtesy Devik Wiener

Fifty years ago, the notorious Alcatraz prison shut its gate behind guard Jim Albright as he escorted the last inmate off the island on March 21, 1963.

"As we're going out, I know, when I come back from this trip, I don't have a job, I don't have a home anymore," Albright remembers. "I didn't want the island to close, I didn't want to leave. I liked it there."

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12:28pm

Sun March 31, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Work with Marty Nemko 3/31/13

How can you maximize your chances of your idea being adopted, maybe even going viral. I talked with Jonah Berger, author of Contagious.

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12:12pm

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

A New Search For 9/11 Victims' Remains

People pass the World Trade Center construction site in New York. Debris from the fallen towers will be sifted for victims' remains beginning Monday.
Mark Lennihan AP

About 60 dump trucks full of debris from the fallen World Trade Center will be sifted for victims' remains beginning Monday. The debris was collected for the past two and a half years from construction sites in the neighborhood.

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11:59am

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Questioned For Five Hours

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 12:34 pm

Television satirist Bassem Youssef waves to supporters as he enters Egypt's state prosecutors office to face accusations of insulting Islam and the country's Islamist leader in Cairo on Sunday.
Amr Nabil AP

After nearly five hours of questioning, the satirist known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart" was released on bail Sunday.

Bassem Youssef is charged with insulting Islam and President Mohammed Morsi. He's among the most prominent critics of Egypt's Islamist president to be called in for questioning recently, prompting concerns that the president is cracking down on his detractors and members of the opposition.

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10:40am

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Texas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At Home

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 11:36 am

This undated photo taken from the Kaufman County, Texas, website shows Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. McLelland and his wife were found killed in their house on Saturday.
AP

The FBI, Texas Rangers and local police are investigating the killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, who were found dead on Saturday. The slayings come two months after an assistant district attorney for the same county was shot dead in a parking lot a block from his office.

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