New York resident Todd Bieber was out looking for adventure in the aftermath of the 2010 December blizzard. As he cross-country skied his way across Brooklyn's Prospect Park, he discovered a lonely canister of film, abandoned in the snow.
Every answer is a familiar word with two B's in a row somewhere inside it. You are given an anagram of the other letters in the word. For example, given "oat," the answer would be "abbot."
Last Week's Challenge
From listener Mike Shteyman of Reisterstown, Md.: Take the first seven letters of the alphabet, A through G, change one of these letters to another letter that is also either A, B, C, D, E, F or G. Rearrange the result to spell a familiar seven-letter word. What word is it?
Behind all the rhetoric over the health care law lies a constitutional debate over authority.
One of the key objections for most Republican lawmakers against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law last year by President Obama, is what's called the individual mandate — a provision that will require most Americans to become insured by 2014.
Many Republicans, including Rep. Dan Lungren of California, believe Congress doesn't have the constitutional authority to make people buy insurance, and they object to the idea that everyone must have it.
Rome may have fallen hundreds of years ago, but much of the civilization the Romans built still dots the landscape today. One team of scientists recently unearthed a different kind of Roman artifact that may hold a strange clue to the empire's downfall.
A study of tree rings recently published in the journal Science provides evidence of climate shifts that, perhaps not coincidentally, occurred from A.D. 250 to 550, a period better known as the fall of the Roman Empire.
Host Guy Raz talks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the effort by President Obama to become more of a friend to business as he moves into the second half of his term. Then the conversation turns to the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao.