The volunteers, who have come from as far away as Australia, have set up a makeshift kitchen, where they cook thousands of hot meals and shuttle them to refugee camps.
Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And many psychiatric researchers think inflammation may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses.
It's a tough life for many of the Syrian kids who are now refugees in Lebanon: working in the fields up to 14 hours a day instead of going to school.
Medical school applications have gone way up in the past few decades. But one group of applicants has not grown: black men.
Jimi Izrael, Kevin Blackistone and Kavitha Davidson join NPR's Michel Martin for a sports-focused Barbershop. They discuss ESPN's website The Undefeated, the Louisville basketball scandal and the MLB.
Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.
The 18-year-old British singer says his faith is a misunderstood one. He's hoping his music will help change that.
Secretary of State John Kerry has helped forge an agreement between Israel and Jordan, in an effort to defuse violence between Israelis and Palestinians over the past few weeks.
Political endorsements — from Pharrell Williams to Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson — are rolling in for the 2016 presidential race. But how important are these endorsements for candidates?
The Democrats running for president are in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, one of the marquee events leading up to January's Iowa caucus.
How are great teachers created? Practice, practice, practice, says Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.
Residents of the west coast of Mexico are assessing the damage from Hurricane Patricia on Saturday. The storm hit late Friday night but lost some of its record-breaking strength as it made landfall.
Donald Trump is slated to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, which could put local stations in a tough spot, trying to balance candidates' air time. Meanwhile, Latino groups are condemning the move.
The Irish-American actress, known for her cascading red hair and sea-green eyes and who often starred opposite John Wayne, passed away at her home in Boise, Idaho, Saturday.
President Obama has directed the Education Department to help states cut back on tests that don't help students learn.
Vice President Ahmed Adheeb was arrested as he came back from a conference in China. He is suspected of playing a role in a speedboat explosion targeting the president.