Moving the American Gut Project to a biotech hub like San Diego may speed the jump from basic research to real treatments. At least that's microbe tracker Rob Knight's plan.
The president's speech Tuesday will call for other populist tax changes, like eliminating tax breaks on inheritances and offering new tax credits for the middle and working class.
Russia is proposing peace talks in Moscow, and the U.S. seems to be backing the idea, but some opposition groups resist cooperating with a country that's been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.
The arrests are said to include Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is believed to have been the mastermind behind a foiled plot to conduct attacks in Belgium.
It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.
Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.
As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.
Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.
It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.
The Channel Tunnel that connects England and France was shut down after the fire broke out on a truck that was being transported by rail.
Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.
A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff is kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.
Francis led a prayer in memory of the thousands killed last year by Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall.
World attention has focused lately on terrorism in Paris, but meanwhile Boko Haram has murdered thousands this month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Alex Perry about the Nigerian group.
Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable. But if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.
The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals this term from four circuit courts that ruled on gay marriage last year. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon discuss the implications.
Three Syrian refugee siblings manage to reunite branches of their family after years of displacement and separation — in Germany. But one of them is gravely ill.
The 2016 Republican presidential field is getting crowded. Is the Democratic field already filled by one? NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with politics editor Ron Elving.