The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.
Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League Of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.
The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?
Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. But that's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.
Following years worth of news stories about climate change and drought, books and movies are starting to capture those stories, too. Worlds without water are the settings for quite a few new projects.
NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.
Detaining, rather than releasing, migrants has become a controversial policy for the White House. NPR's John Burnett talks about his recent trip to a new family detention center site in Dilley, Texas.
The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.
Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.
The 30-person team is designed to be deployed nationally in case anyone else in the country is diagnosed with Ebola. The team would provide medical assistance to hospitals.
Suni, a 34-year-old northern white rhino, was the first to be born in captivity and only one of two breeding males known to exist.
Many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, but a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.
Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.
What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches — even a free library.
The news comes after the woman voluntarily quarantined herself aboard the ship and after Mexico declined to let the ship dock. The woman was allowed off the ship with the rest of the passengers.
Police in riot gear dispersed the crowds of mostly college students with pellets and pepper spray, after they lit fires, threw bottles and overturned at least one vehicle.
Some runners wore masks and there were reports of some quitting the race. Most of the tens of thousands, however, braved the heavy smog to run all 26.2 miles.
In a full-page letter published on Sunday, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said it had made mistakes in the diagnosis of index patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Azar Nafisi about her new book, The Republic of Imagination, a reflection on America through three of its most memorable books.
Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are coming to a head in the upcoming World Series. Slate.com's Mike Pesca takes a look at the odds.