Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and on Thursday the Obama administration laid out new regulations to stop methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. A report from Colorado explains how that state has brought methane emissions under control.
Ray Hilborn has a reputation for challenging studies showing declines in fish populations. But Greenpeace says its public records request has revealed a failure to disclose industry funding on papers.
As companies shun genetically modified ingredients, they're buying more sugar extracted from sugar cane, rather than beets. Sugar beet farmers are thinking of going back to conventional beets.
In India, there is money to be made fighting air pollution. NPR examines one product geared towards the bad air: a negative ion necklace.
The luxury brand Jaguar is now owned by an Indian car company, Tata. A drive through the Los Angeles hills in a super high-end convertible provides some insights into what a country's auto industry says about its role in the world.
Eggs are among the strongest structures in nature. Watch this video by the eggheads at Joe's Big Idea to find out why!
Users of an app developed by the University of Michigan to help with jet lag entered information on their time zone and sleep patterns that helped academics with their work. But is the approach valid?
Gassy cows account for a good deal of the methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — generated by livestock farming. Danish researchers think feeding cows oregano might help rein in the bovine burps.
Scientists have found the first eukaryotic organism that functions fine without mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that make energy for the cells of yeast, humans and most other animals.
It's legal to order diagnostic blood tests without consulting a doctor in many states. But critics say healthy patients can go down a rabbit hole of invasive assays and unnecessary treatments.
There are about 1,600 black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and nearly 11 million annual visitors. The park's wildlife biologists have the challenging job of managing the interactions between them.
New Delhi has the most polluted air of any city in the world. NPR explores whether rationing cars in the Indian city could solve the problem.
Dust mites, gall wasps and book lice don't bite, but they might make you wheeze. Scientists found about 100 types of arthropods wiggling or munching skin flakes in typical homes. Take a look.
Novices play better golf when they have expensive brand name equipment, research shows. Brand name products alleviate some performance anxiety but brands have no effect on better players.
Of the more than 1,200 planets in the latest trove turned up by NASA's Kepler space telescope, about half seem to be rocky, like Earth.
In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.
Veteran NPR editor Peggy Girshman, who died in March, wrote her own eulogy, which included personal health advice and tips for better journalism. The eulogy was read at a memorial service Saturday.
Our appetite for the Pacific bluefin — prized for its tender, flavorful flesh — has reduced stocks to just 2.6 percent of original levels. The incentive to save bluefin is ecological — and financial.
Following a string of safety lapses, the National Institutes of Health is making changes at its Clinical Center, the world's largest research hospital.
Positive thinking feels good but it may actually stop you from achieving your goals. This week, we discuss a different approach called WOOP.