Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.
More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.
Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.
As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing’s plan to screen candidates for the territory’s next chief executive.
The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
It’s not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It’s often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger’s face.
Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn’t matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?
More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day climate summit sponsored by the United Nations. They’ve been instructed to arrive with “bold ideas” to slow the rise in global temperatures.
John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.