This year's Festival of the Word in Bogota will feature the usual authors and linguists — plus a professional tattoo artist. Some visitors can have spelling errors inked into their skin fixed, free.
Last year the nation's pediatricians said middle and high schoolers shouldn't start school before 8:30 am, so they can get much-needed sleep. But almost all schools start before that, the CDC finds.
She's a master multitasker: Angela Helena Carvalho de Sa dedicated many hours to working for Angola's underprivileged young people while studying for a degree in clinical psychology.
Yahoo came out with a new app that allows users to send messages while staring at soundless videos of each other typing. It's the latest in the onslaught of new ways to communicate.
Jon Stewart hosts his last episode of The Daily Show tonight, after 16 years as TV's satirist supreme. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Stewart's barbs changed how people talk about politics and media.
The way one fifth of Iowa's residents get health care is about to change. The governor is putting Medicaid in the hands of private insurance companies, and 11 firms are vying for that business.
Donald Trump and nine rivals are in the main Fox News debate at 9 p.m. ET; seven other Republican candidates, including Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal, will take part in a prelude event.
Ever noticed how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?
The anniversary of the devastation wrought by the first military use of an atomic weapon comes as Japan's government is pushing an expanded role for its military.
As a police officer is tried for manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man, is Charlotte's reputation for progress on race on trial too?
The $8.5 billion project includes a new 22-mile channel to allow two-way traffic and the deepening and widening of other parts of the canal to accommodate larger vessels.
Military and rescue teams are searching for survivors from the boat, which was initially estimated to have 600 people aboard.
Confused about which polls to trust and which not to? Here's how to be smart when you read the latest facts and figures.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, Bill Cosby will be questioned under oath about allegations of sexual assault.
NPR Ed chats with authors Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy about the political classroom.
Malaysian officials say the fragment is from the missing Flight MH370; French investigators say they're almost — but not quite — certain.
Ahead of Thursday's debates, some presidential hopefuls posted videos asking their rivals some tough — and not so tough — questions.
Hackers demonstrated they could break into and disable a Model S. But unlike other car companies, Tesla has the ability to quickly patch its software.
Processed and fast food have become status symbols in Brazil, while some are frowning on local fruits and vegetables. Bela Gil is trying to change the conversation.
Doctors hate online rankings, saying patients don't get the nuances of medicine. But health care reviews on Yelp are more positive overall than they are for restaurants and other services.