The earthquake struck overnight, devastating a number of picturesque small towns packed with vacationers. Survivors are being pulled from the rubble as a series of aftershocks shake the region.
Earth’s changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The fisherman’s family says he found the pearl inside a giant clam near the island of Palawan and kept it under his bed. If confirmed, it would be far and away the largest natural pearl ever found.
People as far away as Thailand, India and Bangladesh felt the magnitude 6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.
Researchers analyzed people’s photo galleries on Instagram, then asked about their mental health. People who favored darker, grayer photos and filters were more likely to be depressed.
Turkey has taken in 2.7 million Syrian refugees since 2011. But it’s extremely difficult for refugees to build a new life, particularly for children who often can’t get documented.
According to a new study, the nation’s first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there’s uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They’re trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.
In central Pennsylvania, a farm family, the CEO of a small paper mill and a student at Penn State University — all Trump supporters — weigh in on the candidate’s claim of potential voter fraud.
The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they’re paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.
The foundation would give up its most recognizable parts, including its major global health and wellness programs.
Growing up, Jared Marcelle watched as older men catcalled women in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He thought it was normal, so as a teenager Marcelle and his friends became those guys. But now he’s changed.
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Karen Brewer, a chemistry professor at Hamilton College, about the school’s new diversity course requirement.
Spokesman John Kirby still insists that the $400 million was “leverage,” not ransom for the Iranian Americans released in January — though the payment was withheld until the prisoners were freed.