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A hobbyist in the U.K. has come up with a new 13-sided shape called 'the hat'
It looks a little like a fedora, and it's what's known as an "Einstein tile." Meaning, unlike other shapes, if it's laid out and slotted together over and over again, it doesn't easily repeat itself.
From tragedy to triumph — life rolls on, paralyzed construction worker says
In this week's StoryCorps, a construction worker who was injured on the job talks to his daughter about how becoming paralyzed was not the end of his life.
A plumber crawled under a house in Los Angeles to do a job and then went missing
After three hours went by without a sound, the homeowner called for help. Firefighters started cutting holes in the floor with chainsaws. The plumber had fallen asleep in the crawlspace.
Medicaid renewals: Those who don't reenroll could get kicked off
A federal rule that protected coverage for Medicaid recipients during the pandemic will expire on March 31. When it does, tens of millions of people will need to re-enroll or lose benefits.
Apple rolls out Apple Pay Later — a buy now, pay later service
NPR's A Martinez talks to Lauren Saunders of the National Consumer Law Center, about Apple allowing some iPhone users to pay for purchases up to $1,000 in installments using Apple Pay Later.
7 CCP officers and a nurse are charged in a 2020 traffic stop death
The eight were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Edward Bronstein, who had been pulled over by California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Australian company makes a meatball from a mammoth, but it's not for eating
Vow, which made the meatball from the genetic code of the extinct mammoth, wants to transition people away from meat-eating. It used faux meat to symbolize how climate change affects biodiversity.
The 'Ukrainian Banksy' has remained in Kharkiv despite Russian attacks
Thousands of residents fled when Russia attacked Kharkiv, but a street artist called the Ukrainian Banksy remained and kept working. (Story aired on Weekend All Things Considered on 3/25/23.)
NASA's spacesuits are getting a makeover — the first since the '80s
When astronauts step onto the moon in 2025, they'll have a new look — a redesigned, snazzier spacesuit.
The rule changes that could help to explain the many March Madness upsets
NPR's Michel Martin talks to ESPN's Jesse Washington about how new NCAA rules on transfers and name, image and likeness contribute to the high level of play in this year's tournament.
Search efforts resume in Rolling Fork, Miss., after a devastating tornado
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Yolanda Minor, the Mississippi state director for the humanitarian aid organization Save the Children, about clean-up efforts following Friday's deadly tornado.
Chabelo, Mexican children's comic, dies at 88
Mexican children's comic Xavier López — better known as "Chabelo" — has died at age 88.