Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)
Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs.
Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status.
Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.
New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers shares an update from Nashua, N.H., where current and potential Republican presidential candidates have gathered to speak to party leaders and activists.
An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.
A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.
From new releases to vintage finds, people have been posting photos of their favorite albums and record stores Saturday.
Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.
Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.
It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.
News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.
In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.
Both the United Nations and the Taliban have condemned the attack, which targeted civilians who were in a long line at a bank.
Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.
The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'
Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.
Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs. One hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.
Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.
The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.