Flint, Mich., brought the risk of lead pipes to many people’s attention, but the problems go further. Help us build a map of where lead pipes could be affecting people’s drinking water.
As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.
A man committed a horrible crime. Then he decided he no longer wanted to be a bad person. It is possible to change our personalities, psychologists say, even though we like to think they’re innate.
Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang “O, Death” in the film O, Brother, Where Art Thou.
Media reports say a $14 billion settlement is imminent between Volkswagen and U.S. agencies over the company’s use of devices to cheat on emissions tests on its diesel engines.
Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.
The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.
After a teenager attempted suicide, her parents searched in vain for therapists who would take their insurance and were accepting new patients. The family paid for therapy with credit cards instead.
By a 4-3 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of higher education welcomed the decision.
A tornado and hailstorms hit east China’s Jiangsu Province, killing at least 78 people. At least 500 people were injured — 200 critically — and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
A third of hospitals surveyed in low- and middle-income countries report they do not have running water all the time. And sometimes not at all.
A California jury has ruled that the members of Led Zeppelin did not steal the melody that opens a seminal song in rock history.
An Indian startup sells edible spoons that taste just like crackers, made out of millet, rice and wheat. The company’s founder says it’s a fun way to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste.
NPR’s Lulu Miller tells the story of one runner who always believed he could break the four-minute mile. Then a terrible accident made him question if he would ever be the same runner.
With the economy in free fall, opponents of the president are trying to get enough signatures to hold a recall vote this year. They say Nicolas Maduro and his Socialist Party are trying to block them.