AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.
This year, the University of Michigan let its guard down. Kate Wells of Michigan Radio explains.
The show, by the creator of the "Doonesbury" comic strip, centers on four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.
The Syrian opposition forces who will be recruited to fight ISIS will be trained to defend territory, not to seize it back from the militants.
With prices up about 3 percent over last year, some customers are turning to chains like IHOP, Denny's and Chili's instead.
NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro joins us from Sao Paulo to discuss what Brazilians are saying a few days before they head to the polls.
Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.
It may seem risky, but researchers at the University of California Berkeley say it's relatively safe for motorcycles to ride between lanes.
The festival bills itself as the largest renaissance festival in the country, and is celebrating its 40 years.
Canadian terrorism expert Wesley Wark wonders if Canadian authorities missed an opportunity to arrest the attackers.
If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.
Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.
The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient, has no detectable virus in her blood.
Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.
Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
Within hours of a government announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 schoolgirls secured, another 25 were kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists.
Reporter Giuseppe di Piazza's debut novel, The Four Corners of Palermo, follows an unnamed young reporter during the brutal early days of the mafia's conflict with the Italian government in the 1980s.
Juan Enriquez argues that human evolution is far from over — homo sapiens are becoming a new species right before our eyes.
Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.