What do birds like to chow down on anyway? And what to do with pesky squirrels? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about birdfeeding.
Members of the military are more than twice as likely to have hepatitis C as the general public. For many, including Jim McGough, the virus takes its final toll decades after they are first infected.
President-elect Donald Trump's energy plan includes a promise to develop clean coal. Clean coal is a technology that has struggled for years and is unlikely to be competitive with cheap natural gas.
Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump's victory. Support for Trump was strong from Appalachia to Wyoming, and now that he has been elected, people have high hopes about what he, and the Republican Congress, can do to turn around coal's fortunes.
Giving infants peanut puree as one of their first solid foods can help prevent peanut allergies, research has shown. To do that safely, start early — and only after checking with your doctor first.
A genetic fluke stood in the way of love for a lonely and unique snail named Jeremy. But thanks to a public appeal, the snail has hopefully found a mate — or maybe even two.
New evidence suggests that for a lot of birds, plastic actually smells like food. The reason for that involves a common kind of algae floating in the ocean and a "chemical scream."
Why and when tickling makes us laugh is still mysterious. But researchers who studied what happens in rat brains when they're tickled say they emit ultrasonic giggles, too — when in the mood for fun.
New DNA evidence from a 4,000-year-old dumpster along the coast of Greenland suggests the paleo-Inuit or Saqqaq culture ate large amounts of whale. But how?
During the campaign, the president-elect said climate change is not real, and he rejected last year's international agreement to cut greenhouse gases.
Two monkeys with spinal cord injuries were able to move after a wireless implant restored the connection between brain and legs. But any help for people will be years away, researchers say.
Leaders from 195 nations are meeting in Morocco to come up with specific plans for carrying out a worldwide plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Erik Vance didn't see a doctor until he was 18 years old; he grew up in a Christian Science family. As a science journalist, he explores how the mind affects the body's response to pain and disease.
A new technique that examines the evolution of taste suggests that the strong flavor of red wine may dominate the taste of some cheeses, while white varieties may be more versatile and refreshing.
Some doctors lambaste Wikipedia for errors in its medical pages. But there are many physicians, science teachers and researchers working overtime to make the crowdsourced health content better.
No need to risk sugar shock, folks. We've got a whole bunch of experiments you can do with leftover candy that are possibly more fun than eating it.
Most scientists agree, climate change is perhaps the most serious issue facing our planet today. And yet, it's uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. Hidden Brain explores why.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to astrophysicist Adam Frank about his role as physics and philosophy adviser on Marvel's newest movie, Doctor Strange, which opened last Friday.
The masses of balls that appeared along 11-miles of coast in western Siberia were snowy and icy. Some of them were small, and some were quite large.
The magnitude 5.0 quake damaged buildings in Cushing, Okla., the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America. No damage to oil storage facilities or nearby pipelines was reported.