The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.
The number of tuberculosis cases is far higher than previously thought. And Ebola is making some patients stay away from hospitals. Yet the mortality rate is dropping.
Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.
The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.
Professor Jeremi Suri has studied that question and joins us to discuss John Kerry and how to rate the success of a secretary of state.
The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.
Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.
The retailer is hoping to boost holiday shopping amid slowing sales, a troubled expansion in Canada and last year's massive data breach.
Bradlee was the executive editor for the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He published the Pentagon Papers and covered Watergate. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at 93, talked with Terry Gross in 1995.
When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
As the editor who directed the Watergate coverage, Bradlee left an indelible mark on the newspaper industry.
One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in a 2007 incident in Baghdad in which 14 civilians were killed.
NPR's Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia's capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.
This catchy pop-punk song has a wistful quality befitting a desire to cling desperately to youth.
The Sa is a new umbrella designed so that it is almost impossible to blow inside out. Based on origami, the umbrella replaces the metal skeleton with two canopies that expand and retract in unison.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to thousands of deaths and a maelstrom of misinformation. Here's a primer on what you need to know about the virus and the response to it.
A man reportedly carrying a long gun shot at least one person at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and also fired shots on Parliament Hill.
The Pew Research Center's first study on online harassment shows it happens to most of us. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.
Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.
The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.