Commentator Barbara J. King digs into whether there's merit to fears of contracting the virus in the U.S. — and into humans' natural tendency, under certain circumstances, to panic.
In the wake of plagiarism accusations, Sen. John Walsh canceled campaign events this week. Democrats are working to find another candidate in the event he withdraws from the Senate race.
Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.
Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and voila! It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.
The two-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla, who has also won 16 Grammys, discusses his new album.
Host Jessica Harris speaks with Greg Lambrecht, founder of Coravin, which produces a device for pouring wine without opening the bottle. Harris also speaks with clothing designer Peter Manning.
The head of the Massachusetts company explains how the treatment would work and what it would take to get it to patients.
The Nashville singer recently visited KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to play songs from her latest album, All or Nothin'. Watch Lane perform the tough-minded title track with her backing band.
The Obama administration is weighing an urgent response to help trapped religious minorities in Iraq.
A new survey by Pew Research finds some experts in technology and policy expect robots to have a profound impact on U.S. employment.
Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?
There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.
Tampose Mothopeng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.
The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz's top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.
Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz, the 19-year-old French-Cuban twins in the duo Ibeyi, offer an arresting but unsettling video for their song "River."
Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.
By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.