NPR Top 5 2013 http://ripr.org en A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back http://ripr.org/post/night-rock-former-alcatraz-inmate-journeys-back For 29 years, Alcatraz — the notorious prison off the coast of San Francisco — housed some of the nation's worst criminals: Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Birdman Robert Stroud.<p>Today, 50 years after it closed, it's a museum. And earlier this year, the National Park Service gave Bill Baker, a former inmate, special permission to stay the night in his old cell. He was 24 when he was transferred to The Rock. Today, he's 80.<p>Baker, who was born in Kentucky during the Great Depression, has spent a lot of his life in and out of federal prison. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:21:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 23190 at http://ripr.org A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph http://ripr.org/post/most-and-least-lucrative-college-majors-1-graph Erin Ford graduated from the University of Texas two years ago with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Recruiters came to campus to woo her. She got a paid summer internship, which turned into a full-time job after she graduated. Now, at age 24, she makes $110,000 a year.<p>Michael Gardner just graduated from City College in New York with a degree in psychology. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:23:00 +0000 editor 21375 at http://ripr.org The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers http://ripr.org/post/clever-hacks-give-google-glass-many-unintended-powers At Philz Coffee in Palo Alto, Calif., a kid who looks like he should still be in high school is sitting across from me. He's wearing Google Glass. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:51:00 +0000 editor 18589 at http://ripr.org Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers Texas Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment http://ripr.org/post/texas-teen-jailed-sarcastic-facebook-comment A Texas teen faces up to eight years in prison after making a comment on Facebook about shooting up "a school full of kids." Deputies in Comal County, Texas, charged then-18-year-old Justin Carter with making "terroristic threats" — a third-degree felony — in March. According to the Comal County Jail, he's been behind bars since March 27, unable to make his $500,000 bail. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:01:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17731 at http://ripr.org Texas Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight http://ripr.org/post/why-even-radiologists-can-miss-gorilla-hiding-plain-sight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:33:00 +0000 Alix Spiegel 10101 at http://ripr.org Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight