Planet Money put a picture of a cow on the Internet and asked how much it weighed. The idea was to understand the phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to orange juice prices.
What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? An entrepreneur says something called thermoelectrics is the key.
Many popular videos on Facebook originated on YouTube, and YouTube stars say it means they're losing money. Facebook says it takes intellectual property rights seriously and is working on a solution.
To encourage healthy eating, Cleveland Clinic will no longer tempt employees, patients and visitors to its cafeteria with McDonald's burgers and fries. The fast-food chain's lease isn't being renewed.
The Thai economy has been struggling since the military seized power 15 months ago. The bombing in Bangkok Monday has raised fears that tourism — a driver of the economy — may now struggle too with many foreigners among the dead.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Aviva Kempner about her latest documentary on Julius Rosenwald, the successful businessman who helped advance the cause of educating African-Americans in the South.
A voucher that can get a drug through the Food and Drug Administration faster was created to reward companies that develop medicines for neglected diseases. The market for vouchers is heating up.
TV ads drive name recognition, but it's uncertain exactly how much more they do than that. Yet spending on them will hit record levels in the 2016 cycle.
People in television talk a lot about brands, but sometimes the way a content provider brands itself can actually affect what shows it can save.
Security analysts say the huge data dump may include the account details of more than 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com and its companion site EstablishedMen.com
Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.
Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hard-scrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.
The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.
Coming to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.: an immersive Star Wars land that will be one of Disney's biggest and most expensive theme-park projects.
A New York Times article characterized Amazon as a harsh and punishing place to work. That got Morning Edition wondering about the most unusual workplace policies its listeners have experienced.
David Greene talks to Simon Rabinovitch, the Asia economics editor, for The Economist about China's slowing economy, the global impact and what the government is trying to do.
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed off on a prescription drug intended to increase sexual desire in women. The nickname for the daily pill is "pink Viagra."
Social scientists and consumer researchers say the battle over GMOs isn't really about GMOs. They say GMOs have become a stand-in for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food.
In Hamburg, home to one of Europe's busiest ports, support for trade is fervent. But many Germans have their doubts about a proposed trans-Atlantic agreement that is expected next year.
Spain's neighborhood tapas bars are facing competition from big chains. Fortunately, foreign tourists are now discovering them. This story originally aired on June 20, 2015 on Weekend Edition.