Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.
A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.
Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
A single genetic mutation might decide who ends up in bed with the sniffles and who heads to the hospital, because it shuts down immune system molecules called interferons.
The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.
Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.
The last English king to die in battle was finally given a burial fit for a king — some 530 years after he was killed.
Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.
Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a "deliberate act" of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.
Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.
Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.
It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don't think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.
His flying club says Lubitz "wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled." Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.
French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.
The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.
NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.
With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.
Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.