When food shortages struck San Francisco, wily entrepreneurs raided the dangerous Farallon Islands for protein-rich eggs from seabirds. In the process, they destroyed both wildlife and each other.
French teens smoke at a much higher rate than their American counterparts. The French health minister is trying to remove the glamour and raise the price.
Insurers have released the latest lists of prescription drugs they won't cover in 2017. Express Scripts is excluding 85 drugs and CVS Caremark, 131. Some drugs for diabetes and asthma are out.
Tania Lombrozo looks at the scientific process and a new analysis of a study that found children from Christian and Muslim households behaved less altruistically than those from non-religious homes.
Call it the Summer (Olympics) of love: He Zi of China had just received her silver medal when her boyfriend, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed marriage.
The Jamaican sprinter is looking to three-peat as the world's fastest man. Kenya's Jemima Sumgong became the first woman from her country to win the marathon.
On Sunday morning Emily Underhill and her family had to evacuate their home in Baton Rouge because of flooding.
William Scoville's lobotomy on patient Henry Molaison taught scientists a lot about human memory, but left Molaison with memory problems. Luke Dittrich discusses the story in his book Patient H.M.
Last week the Venezuelan government reopened its border with Colombia for the first time in over a year, allowing Venezuelans to cross in search of supplies. The AP's Hannah Dreier has an update.
Chef and author Barton Seaver, director of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at Harvard University, talks about sustainable seafood and the promise of farmed fish and aquaculture.
Americans love shrimp, but stories about slave labor and environmental issues have raised concerns about the way shrimp is currently produced. One man in New York is trying a new method — indoors.
Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis have been injured over the last decade, even during the times there isn't an all-out war between the two sides. The effects ripple through their communities.
NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.
World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.
In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post's Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.
Three people are confirmed dead and more than 7,000 have been rescued in historic flooding in Louisiana.
NPR examined more than a decade of data detailing Israeli and Palestinian fatalities. From February 2005 to September 2015, there were only four months with no deaths from conflict-related violence.
The ISIS affiliate abducted the girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014, and most are still missing. The case spurred international outrage and prompted the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign.