Hardy, nutritious and gluten-free, millet has become an "it" grain in recent years. Research reveals our ancestors relied on it: Millet was central to the rise of agriculture and farming communities.
Jacobus Pharmaceutical freely gives its experimental drug to patients with a rare disease. Now a rival wants FDA approval to sell its own version — and expects to charge at least $37,500 per year.
The decision will mean a significant delay in the project, called InSight, because the orbits of the Earth and Mars are aligned in a way that makes a launch possible only every 26 months.
Twice a day, like clockwork, people release balloons around the world at the same time. These balloons are scientific tools, and the people releasing them are meteorologists.
SpaceX, the commercial aerospace company, pulled off a major feat Monday night. After pushing satellites towards orbit, the rocket's booster separated, and safely landed back on earth.
It's hard for anyone to get enough of the sunshine vitamin in the wintry North, and dark-skinned teens may be especially prone to a deficiency, doctors find. A weekly supplement can help.
Scientists have been studying reactions to terrorist events, and how those reactions shape public policy. They found emotional response to terror attacks is often out of proportion to actual risk.
Everyone has a set of genes that keeps the body on a 24-hour rhythm. As we get older, though, the main clock can malfunction. Researchers say a backup clock may try to compensate.
It's the first launch since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded in June, and the first recovery of a spent booster for SpaceX. Previous attempts were close but ended in failure.
Why doesn't the winter solstice have the earliest sunset of the year? NPR's Ari Shapiro explores that and other fun celestial news with NPR blogger Adam Frank.
Months after an American dentist shot and killed a beloved African lion named Cecil, the Obama administration moves to protect lions in Africa through the Endangered Species Act.
The wind power industry is celebrating a new milestone in November: 70 gigawatts of generating capacity. Researchers say that's enough to power 19 million homes.
With a Paris climate agreement just over a week old, President Obama is singling out the GOP on climate change in an interview with NPR.
Last week, San Diego's city council voted to transition to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, becoming the first major American city to enter a legally binding agreement to do so.
Great pumpkin pie is elusive. You could end up with a soggy crust or a grainy filling. For months, reporter Maanvi Singh has been on a journey to learn the art and science of the ideal pie.
Colorado voters made the state the first to legalize recreational pot. In 2016, a ballot initiative could establish another first: a single-payer health system that provides universal coverage.
Recent research hints at how the human brain is uniquely able to recognize and enjoy music. Timing in your brain is nearly everything.
The California-based health care provider plans to enroll its first students in 2019. It's the latest of 20 U.S. medical schools opened in the past decade to boost the number of primary care doctors.
Potential answers for the unexpectedly high levels of silica all involve water. The space agency also says it found "a mineral named tridymite, rare on Earth and never seen before on Mars."
An analysis of TV shows finds that fictional characters getting abortions are better off than the average American who has an abortion, and are also less likely to already be raising children.