A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City's apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.
Technology talk is often focused on software and programs that run inside our devices. But a "maker movement" is driving interest toward making the physical devices themselves.
A recent study finds that a casino's expansion was associated with an increase in family income in its community. In turn, that increase in household income helped lead to a decrease in childhood obesity.
U.S. astronaut Mike Hopkins is expected to land in Kazakhstan, and despite diplomatic tensions, the Russians plan to pick him up. It's another sign that U.S. and Russia remain tied at the hip in space.
Virtual reality can make people feel like they are experiencing the world outside of their bodies. The sensation can make it hard for the people to remember what happened to them.
Since the 1970s, hallucinogens have been classified as Schedule I drugs, indicating they have no medical use. But researchers say there are benefits and that work must continue.
Did you miss the MIT conference on sports analytics? Mike Pesca tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the new tracking technology used in basketball, which puts rebounding in whole new light.
Russia is the world's top natural gas exporter, but the U.S. is the top producer. Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, explains efforts to get American gas to Europe.
In part two of a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica, we look at the agency charged with bringing home and identifying the 83,000 American war dead. It's stymied by an extreme aversion to risk.
The California Democrat, who says he was inspired by a controversial documentary, has proposed a bill to prohibit the park from keeping the animals.
Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.
Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.
Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.
What was it for you? A song? A movie? A poem? For me, it was a painting. I was grabbed by a work of art that said I know you. I've been waiting. And I fell. Totally. Why does that happen?
A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn't just in Subway's bread: It's in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.
A second child seems to have been cleared of the AIDS virus, thanks to heavy-duty drugs started just hours after birth. This spring researchers plan to test that approach in 60 more newborns.
An astrophysicist is using something called the Z machine at Sandia National Lab to recreate the conditions on a white dwarf star — only for a few nanoseconds, but still, enough to study.
If few people can pronounce the compound azodicarbonomida, why was it in Subway's bread? This question, raised by a popular food blogger, has put the curious food additive in the spotlight.
Former NBA star Yao Ming is very famous in China, and he's using his fame on behalf of conservation issues. Now a member of China's parliament, Yao is calling for a ban on the sale of ivory in China.