In what researchers say is a first, they've discovered the neuron in worms that detects Earth's magnetic field. They say the worms have microscopic antenna-shaped sensors to help orient themselves.
Only about 2 percent of farm workers in the county are part of a union, and few have successfully negotiated contracts with farms. Workers at the Sakuma Brothers Farm are trying for both.
Amid the buzz around wearables, Fitbit heads to the NYSE. The fitness tracking firm faces challenges from smart watches, but it may get a boost from companies that want to keep tabs on workers.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Summerville, S.C., high school football coach John McKissick, who announced his retirement Tuesday after 63 years. He won 621 games and 10 state championships.
The psychiatrist who treated accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes has finished her testimony, and state prosecutors are due to rest their case this week.
Prosecutors say Fareed Mumuni, 21, was part of a plot to support ISIS. A criminal complaint also alleges he used a kitchen knife to try to stab an FBI agent who came to his Staten Island home.
A number of conservative politicians have cast a dim eye on Pope Francis' statements on climate change. A teaching document coming out Thursday aims to make the environment a moral imperative.
Nigerians are outraged over the clothing allowance given to lawmakers. In a country where the average person lives on dollars a day, the nation's 469 lawmakers will share a $43 million allowance.
After a two-day meeting with policymakers adjourned Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the economy is moving in the right direction but continues to recover.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Bill Clark, councilor on the remote island of Canna, about the first theft there since the 1960s. The thieves robbed a store operating via the "honesty box" system.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Michele Wucker, author of Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola, about the tensions between Dominicans and Haitians since 1929.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Patrick Thibodeau, a senior editor at Computerworld, about why a round of layoffs for some 30 technology employees at Disney-ABC Television Group was suddenly canceled.
An Uber driver in San Francisco will be paid more than $4,000 in expenses.