It’s a disfiguring disease spread by the bite of sand flies. And there are fears that the Syrian refugee problem is triggering a dramatic increase in cases.
In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the president acknowledges “parallels” between the U.S. election and Britain’s vote to leave the EU. But “the differences are greater than the similarities.”
Some doctors are finding that virtual travel — to Venice, a Hawaiian beach or Africa — can open new worlds to people confined by low mobility, dementia, or depression.
More than 230 people were injured on Tuesday in an attack by three suicide bombers, Turkish authorities say. Less than a day later, flights have resumed at Europe’s third-busiest airport.
What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.
The world’s second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana’s citizens?
Arizona is getting so hot during the summer days, one construction site in Phoenix has to redefine “nightlife” and pour concrete at 1 a.m.
A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in the share of its doctors take industry payments. Check the data for yourself.
The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. “If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us,” one scientist says.
The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.
A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition on the continent.
Scientists are making impressive progress in creating a vaccine for Zika. And they’re using a new technology that makes vaccine development faster than ever.
The NPR Politics team looks at Donald Trump’s claims about globalization and trade.
Last week’s Brexit vote sent financial markets tumbling. It also raised questions about the future of the U.K. economy. Analysts now expect slower growth but not an immediate tumble into recession.
Donald Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says Trump’s record low favorability ratings show that he hasn’t won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.