Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

Scientists are about to restart the two giant facilities in the United States that register gravitational waves, the ripples in the very fabric of the universe that were predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. Einstein realized that when massive objects such as black holes collide, the impact sends shock waves through space-time that are like the ripples in water created by tossing a pebble in a pond. In 2015, researchers made history by detecting gravitational waves from...

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This week's announcement that FedEx Logistics plans to consolidate its world headquarters in the former Gibson Guitar Factory was big enough news that Gov. Bill Lee came to Memphis to praise the deal.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Feb 13, 2019
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Did you know that February is not just about hearts, flowers, and candy?

Justin Fox Burks

If you want to impress that special someone, make them Horseradish Encrusted Grouper with Lemon Butter Sauce for their Valentine’s dinner.

With a city as large and populated as Memphis, it can be difficult for local government to pinpoint wise and profitable investments in growth for every community. The Memphis 3.0 plan was created to solve this issue.  


African American Health Disparities

Feb 6, 2019

In America, everyone should have the right to good health.  Sadly, that is not the case for many Americans of color.

"State of the Union" Democratic Response Annotation

Feb 5, 2019

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

"State of the Union" Annotation

Feb 5, 2019

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.


For Brooks Lamb, Overton Park was an answer to homesickness. The farm boy from middle Tennessee arrived in Memphis to study at Rhodes College and found himself missing the rural landscape. Spending time in the park around the corner allowed him to touch base with his roots. 

Soon Lamb had an internship with the Overton Park Conservancy, where he began to learn the history of this nationally significant green space. 

Connor Bran

The heart is key to keeping the mind sharp as we age, a new national study published last week says.

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center and other national collaborators found lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment in older adults.

Mild cognitive impairment happens when aging adults have a harder time thinking clearly and remembering things compared to peers of a similar age.

Sophorn Kuoy Olsen

Happy New Year!  No, I am not a month late! Today is the Chinese New Year!


Vehicle Donation

The Sackler family's $1.3 million donation to the U.K.'s National Portrait Gallery will not go ahead as planned, as both sides say they're concerned that allegations of opioid profiteering against the family could overshadow the gift and become a distraction.

"It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work," a spokesperson for the Sackler Trust said.

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With just over a week to go until the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the son of President Donald Trump says that everything would be on track had British Prime Minister Theresa May taken his father's advice on Brexit.

The race to build the next generation of super-fast mobile-data networks has begun in Germany, which started auctioning off its spectrum licenses for 5G on Tuesday.

But this highly technical event has become the center of a geopolitical storm between the U.S. and China, with Europe caught in the middle.

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