In a NASA facility just outside of Washington, D.C., workers are building the largest space telescope ever.
Large-scale poultry production is ramping up in North Carolina and getting closer to residential areas. Neighbors say the smells and pollution from these farms can make it hard to breathe.
Often when big storms strike, so does an uptick in births — to the tune of a 2 percent increase nine months later. But be careful: With the most severe storms, births in the area actually decrease.
Many struggle with tremors and balance much of the time, but when the music starts, these people dance. It gives them joy — body and soul. Scientists say dance might have lasting brain benefits, too.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Harvey Hollins, the coordinator of Michigan's clean-up efforts, about how the state is going to address the myriad problems.
As it falls, snow forms a sort of net for catching pollutants in the atmosphere. Pesticides and dirt from soil can also end up in there. Still, most researchers told us they'd eat it, with caveats.
A top EPA official resigned Thursday over the handling of the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich. The role of the EPA and whether the federal agency should have done more has been a recurring theme in White House discussions this week.
Many of us are already sick of hearing about the white stuff — and we haven't even felt the wrath of Ol' Man Winter yet.
Last weekend at an event in Denmark called "Animals Inside Out," a college biology student publicly dissected a lion. Attendees — including young children — were given a close-up, gory view.
We're in the middle of an El Niño that's already caused weather-related disasters and will last at least several more months. Now for the good news.
Florida's Dozier School for Boys is a horror tale come to life. Nearly 100 boys died at the school, many unidentified, in unmarked graves. Scientists are trying to discover who they were.
University of South Florida researchers completed an investigation of unmarked graves at the now closed Dozier School for Boys. Twenty-one of 55 sets of remains found at the school were identified.
New information has surfaced about conditions surrounding the broken gas storage well releasing methane in southern California. The powerful greenhouse gas has been escaping for three months. It turns out the well was being operated in a way some experts say leaves little margin of safety, and the state of California is now re-examining the practice.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Cambridge Professor Robert Foley, co-author of a study in Nature about remains of a massacre from 10,000 years ago in Kenya. He talks about why he believes this is evidence of the earliest known warfare among humans.
A YouTube video shows Syrian refugees celebrating their first snowy winter in Canada. Goats and Soda readers, tell us, when was your first snow — and how did you react?
A group of hunter-gatherers died 10,000 years ago in modern-day Kenya. Archaeologists say the remains suggest warfare — often seen as a trait of settled societies, not nomadic ones.
Frankixalus jerdonii has been rediscovered in northeastern India — and scientists say it represents an entirely new genus. Strangely, the tadpoles feed on their mothers' unfertilized eggs.
As of today, you can see all five planets that are possible to see in the sky with the naked eye early in the morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with astronomer Jackie Faherty about why this is happening.
2015 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Deke Arndt of NOAA about their findings.
The largest-ever prime number has been discovered at the University of Central Missouri. It breaks the previous record by almost 5 million digits.