Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.
Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.
Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.
She is one of the first cartoonists to be recognized. Besides her graphic novels and memoirs, Bechdel developed a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.
Moahammed Elibiary, who specializes in deradicalization, is trying to stop young Americans from being recruited online by Islamist militants. He talks to Steve Inskeep about his strategy.
The U.S. and other nations have imposed economic sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Several people, including health workers and three journalists, have been found dead days after they were attacked while spreading awareness of Ebola in a Guinean village.
Portland's spokesman says whoever it was that broke Tim McGraw's heart in that song made a good choice moving to Portland. She says the mayor would happily give the singer a personal tour of the city.
Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach effected online shoppers.
General Mills blames the move on an industry-wide decline in breakfast cereal sales. It says sales of its brands have dropped by 10 percent in the last quarter alone.
Dr. Paul Farmer, who is best known as cofounder of the international aide group Partners in Health, is in Liberia. He talks to Audie Cornish about efforts to get ahead of the virus.
As NFC division rivals Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons took to the field Thursday night, fans watching at nearby sports bars reflected on what's currently a tumultuous time for the NFL.
Director Rory Kennedy's documentary isn't an examination of the rights or wrongs of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, but a thrilling narrative told with first-person stories of the war's chaotic end.
Catalans see the Scottish independence referendum as an exercise of democracy that they've been denied. The Spanish government sees it as a threat.
The Jack Russell terrier was wearing a microchip when she was taken to the shelter in Portland. The question is how did she get there?