The possible vote to authorize the Obama administration’s plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.
When NPR’s Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.
With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn’t mean you won’t lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.
Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.
Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.
The answer, this time, isn’t simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money’s distributed might fix systemic problems.
The change in running back Adrian Peterson’s status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.
By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
The doctor spoke of “the horror that this disease visits upon its victims” and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.
The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to “kangaroo mother care.”
To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey’s north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.
The president announced a “major increase” in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.
Are you more an apple or a pear? If it’s the former, you’ve got company. Americans’ waistlines are growing, even though obesity rates have plateaued. And more belly fat increases health risks.