Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here’s how they compare.
Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. “I would love not to do this anymore, but I don’t think I have it in me not to,” she says.
Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there’s no such drama.
As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York’s plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long Islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.
The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama’s desk.
Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.
NPR’s Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water’s edge.
At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle’s chief technology officer.
The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it’s a win for consumers, trees and animals.
Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented “social welfare” groups for use in midterm campaigns.
It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let’s say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey’s Chris Christie is one of them.