On Friday morning, NASA’s Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.
New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.
Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.
There’s good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They’re now in most doctors’ offices — but most doctors still can’t easily share them.
In “Mammal March Madness,” you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it’s a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck … milk!
Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.
The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.
Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman’s ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.
A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.
A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.
Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren’t eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America’s civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There’s a strong generational divide on renaming it.
The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.