The annual MacArthur Fellowships, also known as the MacArthur genius grants have been unveiled. One of the 23 winners is a ground breaking global health engineer.
Research collaborations often involve scientists from all over the world. A new study looks at plane ticket prices and how they relate to the direction of science.
Hillary Clinton's campaign is making a pitch on creating economic opportunity for disabled Americans, a level of attention that disability advocates say is rare in a campaign.
The tear-gas-shrouded demonstrations follow the fatal shooting of a black man by police on Tuesday. Police say the man was armed, while relatives and neighbors say he was holding a book.
It's a major step forward on a key portion of last year's nuclear deal with Iran, and is seen as a test case on doing business with that country. The planes will help modernize Iran's aging fleet.
Drug resistance is no longer a matter of health. It could have massive implications for the world's economy and food supply.
The Anti-Defamation League is hiring a Silicon Valley representative to lead in efforts to combat anti-Semitism and other hate speech online, says CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
We test two competing theories, from a food writer and an economist. Are customers being forced to walk through the store or is it just practical to keep the milk at the back?
A complete list of the websites available to people in North Korea was published online on Tuesday. A security engineer stumbled upon the usually-hidden sites with URLs ending in .kp.
The power company says the outage is affecting customers across the island. About one million customers have been affected.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.
All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.
Scientists are finally beginning to understand proprioception, a sense that tells us where our body is in space. Much of what they've learned comes from two girls with a rare genetic disorder.
Springfield, Ohio, is a shrinking city. Back in the 1970s, 80,000 people lived there. Today, just 60,000 do. Many of Springfield's manufacturing jobs have also disappeared. The city is working hard on a turnaround plan, but young people are still more likely to leave than stay.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to former NPR South African correspondent John Matisonn about Allister Sparks, a prominent South African journalist who challenged apartheid and exposed a covert propaganda campaign by his government, leading to the president's downfall. Sparks died Monday at 83.
Police and city officials in Charlotte, N.C., are asking for residents to be calm as they investigate a fatal police shooting that occurred Tuesday night. Protests followed and more than a dozen officers were hurt.
How does the FBI handle warning signs like those that were reportedly exhibited by Ahmad Rahami? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with FBI veteran Jeff Ringel, who currently works with The Soufan Group in New York City.
The federal complaint against alleged New York bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami underscores how easily obtained household items can be turned into a powerful bomb by someone who knows what they're doing.
Hillary Clinton is struggling to attract young voters. She has not been able, so far, to appeal to as many of them as did the last Democrat who ran for president, Barack Obama. This is a problem for her as she seeks to duplicate the Obama coalition of voters that relied on young voters for his historic victory.
NPR's Planet Money team follows the oil they bought on the final part of its journey — into someone's gas tank.