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.
The Northern Hemisphere saw the biggest rise in land temperatures, finishing 2.59 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the 20th century average.
Hans Asperger identified autism as a spectrum of disorders in the 1930s, but his work was ignored for decades because he went on to work under the Nazis. Research and treatment suffered as a result.
Something very big, out beyond Neptune, is warping the orbits of small, icy objects circling our sun. Astronomers haven't seen it yet, but say the culprit could be a planet with 10 times Earth's mass.
Overheated lithium-ion batteries have been a problem for airplanes, cars and even "hoverboards." A chemical engineer at Stanford University thinks she has a solution to the problem.
Authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker say parents have been "unsung heroes" in spurring more research on autism, and in getting many more kids out of institutions and into schools.
Popcorn has been around at least 4,000 years. The Aztecs even had a word for the sound of kernels popping — totopoca. On National Popcorn Day, ponder the story of this beloved snack.