Jesse Bering says that evolution has shaped us into religious beings. Beyond that, he finds that even though there is no scientific proof that god exists, believing in god has psychological and health benefits.
Most of us prefer to fast-forward through TV commercials in our everyday lives. But on Super Bowl Sunday, the ads are almost as hyped as the game itself.
Featuring celebrity endorsements, special effects, and the kind of humor that pushes the envelope,
Part epic poem, part history scrapbook, "Ardency" gives voice to the African captives involved in Amistad. We talk to the author, Kevin Young.
Beth Kobliner has been researching the new exam. She shares her knowledge about why it's been expanded, and her predictions about how well American kids will fare.
It's a historic moment in African history. South Sudan will secede from the North, which is predominantly Muslim. James Copnall, BBC's Sudan correspondent reports on the new country.
AOL will pay $315 million to buy The Huffington Post, with Arianna Huffington taking control of AOL's editorial content. To contextualize this sale is The New York Times' David Carr.
Jon Jensen, Egypt correspondent for The Global Post is in Tahrir Square and has the latest.
The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and took home the Lombardi Trophy. Nando Di Fino recaps the game and looks at future of the NFL going into the off-season, as a bitter labor dispute threatens to lock-out players next season.
We hear from listeners on what they thought were the best and worst Super Bowl ads. (Also, Eminem).
Many pinpoint the start of the Civil Rights movement in the United States to Rosa Parks, refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Over half-a-century later, African-American and Latino communities are still struggling with unequal transit systems.