The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and director Jorge Gutiérrez.
China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
The demand for an education in petroleum engineering is rising dramatically. Mining schools and tech programs are being flooded with students looking for a way to cash in on the lucrative and growing job market surrounding the nation's energy boom. The trouble is those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning class sizes.
The U.S. economy appears to be healing slowly from the Great Recession. But the European economy is not. When global economic officials gathered in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, there was even talk of a triple-dip recession. Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to "The Wall Street Journal."
Global oil prices have fallen to a four-year low, confirming hopes and fears — depending on whether you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman — that abundant U.S. crude is screwing up the world energy order. Per barrel prices tumbled to $89 a barrel on Monday. If oil prices continue to slide it raises questions about whether the frenzied U.S. shale boom will have to slow down.
The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.
An assembly of Roman Catholic bishops calls for the church to welcome gays, unmarried couples and those who have divorced. Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.
ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows young black males are at a higher risk of being shot dead by police than white males. Rachel Martin talks to Ryan Gabrielson, the story's lead reporter.
As the historic drought drags on, just about everyone wishes the state had gotten more water this year. That's largely up to snow and rainfall, but it also depends on trees in the state's mountains.
Joshua Mugele is an American emergency room doctor who was working in Liberia when that hospitals' first Ebola patient showed up. The hospital was ill prepared for handling an Ebola patient.
Egypt's economy is faltering and prices are skyrocketing as people struggle to put food on the table. Up to 30 percent of homes have female breadwinners, and they are the most vulnerable economically.
The U.S. has tried to block potential Islamic State volunteers before they leave the country, arresting them for intending to help terrorists. The British have suggested taking another route.
China wants to protect grassland areas by moving nomads into permanent settlements. Critics say that's disrespecting minority customs. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. As part of our exploration of the Changing Lives of Women, Coles explains how the image of the Cosmo woman has changed.
French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.
A satirical website compiled the cost of property damage if Calvin — of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" — was a real kid. The total: nearly $16,000.
School principal Mike Neubert of South Dakota told elementary students if they collectively ran 200 miles, he would run a marathon. Neubert ran the equivalent of a marathon around the school.
It will be hard to make sure that concrete needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory's demolished buildings isn't diverted to Hamas, the militant group that had been tunneling into Israeli towns.
The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.
With just a little more than three weeks left until midterm elections, political analysts believe the Republicans have a good chance of winning enough seats to take over the Senate from Democrats.