Last Build Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:40:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:40:00 -0500A new project uses computers to analyze daytime satellite pictures for signs of extreme poverty. Does it work?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday put a halt on the construction of the oil pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protesters rejoiced after months of demonstrations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak about what's next for the pipeline.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:31:00 -0500How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0500An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500Pipeline opponents are celebrating Sunday's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve a key part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters fear the decision will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:27:00 -0500A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:00 -0500A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500Sure, brown rice is better for you than refined white rice. But if you cringe when you see it on sushi, there's good reason behind that, and it's rooted in flavor science and biochemistry.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:03:00 -0500Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500Nestles announces a scientific breakthrough that will allow it to greatly cut the amount of sugar in its chocolate without affecting the taste.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:50:00 -0500Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500Noctilucent clouds, high-altitude clouds that appear to glow in the sky at night, usually show up in the Southern Hemisphere summer. Satellite images showed them covering Antarctica in early November.