After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.
After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.
The Pentagon is seeking approval for a plan to put heavy weaponry into countries on the border with Russia. NPR's Rachel Martin and correspondent Tom Bowman discuss the proposal.
BBC reporter Ghadi Sary speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about secretly filmed videos obtained of harrowing conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the self-declared Islamic State.
A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.
Inmates at the prison where two murderers escaped a week ago regularly use power tools for maintenance chores, and when they behave, can earn tiny plots of land for cookouts and gardens.
Chicago is a Democratic stronghold, and the South Side neighborhood is no exception. But Pastor Corey Brooks tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Democrats have failed his friends and neighbors.
NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction to the Strauss-Kahn verdict from Elaine Sciolino, former Paris correspondent for the New York Times.
Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.
In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.