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.
Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.
Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.
Paleontologist Jack Horner explains what dinosaurs tell us about our own origins and what we can learn by attempting to revive a piece of the past.
David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.
For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?
Recorded with Liz Harris' voice, a piano and not much else, Ruins achieves striking intimacy, its emotional heft commanding attention throughout.
Also: Former Kennedy aide and NPR chief Frank Mankiewicz dies; European leaders set targets for greenhouse gas reductions; and China launches a probe to fly around the moon.