Reporter Damien Cave on what he learned from I-35 The New York Times explored the I-35 corridor in "The Way North." Reporter Damien Cave and photographer Todd Heisler journeyed through the heart of the country reporting on how immigration has changed the landscape.June 25, 2014
The map of Native American tribes you've never seen before Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Oklahoma, has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans. "I think a lot of people get blown away by, 'Wow, there were a lot of tribes, and they covered the whole country!' You know, this is Indian land," he says.June 25, 2014
As farming booms, some Minnesota prairie songbirds fall silent The rebounding grain market has led farmers to withdraw land from the federal Conservation Reserve Program and plow it back into crops. Now, the birds that returned two decades ago are leaving again, raising concerns about the prairie's long term health.June 23, 2014
IQ2 Intelligence Squared debate: Death is Not Final. If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death "real" and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?
From the Intelligence Squared debate series: "Death is Not Final."Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, June 23, 2014
Teddy bear, meet baby. Baby, teddy bear. A Minneapolis couple has created a heartwarming stop-motion video in which a teddy bear awaits the birth of their son and then celebrates when the boy arrives.June 22, 2014
Gerry Goffin, Carole King's ex-husband, dies at 75 Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday.June 20, 2014
Photos: Kayaker braves raging Minnehaha Falls Professional kayaker Hunt Jennings (backed by his professional safety team) took on the teeming waters of Minnehaha Falls Thursday evening, the same day Minnehaha Creek's water level reached an all-time record high, rising more than a foot and a half.June 19, 2014