One of the revolution’s core promises was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.
Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April’s issue of The Atlantic. The program’s tenets aren’t based in science, she says, and other options may work better.
Colorado’s food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state’s economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.
Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.
A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors’ payments. But the so-called “Doc Fix” has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they’ll fit.
The last English king to die in battle was finally given a burial fit for a king — some 530 years after he was killed.
Both “chop chop” and “Chinaman” have long, complicated histories, which we thought we’d surface in light of this story.
Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe’s elite revamped their cuisines.
Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.
It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don’t think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.
His flying club says Lubitz “wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled.” Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.
French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.
Saudi Arabia and nine other countries launched airstrikes against the Shiite rebels, who have taken control of much of the country. The U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence support.