The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.
How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That’s the question that’s been puzzling a team of scientists. And they’re using drones to find the answer.
Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.
Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.
Two controversial cases have put surrogacy in Thailand in the spotlight. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.
A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple’s iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.
Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.
An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.
Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that’s literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It’s just basic food chemistry, folks.
One of Latin America’s poorest countries is building the world’s longest urban cable car system. The aim is to transform the lives of commuters who battle chronic traffic problems.
The Pew Research Center’s first study on online harassment shows it happens to most Internet users. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.
The gynecological surgeon’s Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.
Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.
About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying a day after student leaders met with government officials in an effort to defuse the crisis.
The self-declared Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its fighters rifling through a crate of grenades airdropped by a U.S. military cargo plane.