| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A plague known as the "Black Death" has was responsible for killing at least 75 million people during the 14th and 15th centuries, including more than half of Britain's population.
Now, researchers have found new evidence that suggests the suspected...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Working moms and dads, have you given any thought to what your occupation may mean for the job choices of your children?
NPR tried to answer that question with a look at some actual data from a survey that has tracked a specific group of 12,000 people...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem - as well as a world-class rum - the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:49 AM
The Japanese research institution at the center of a growing controversy over a new type of stem cells said Friday that its investigation of four scientists has confirmed two instances of "inappropriate" behavior but that neither case was severe enough to...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Thirteen Central Florida students, from public and private schools, are to compete Friday in the Florida Geographic Bee, hoping their geography skills can win them a trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C. next month.
The state event will...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Students taking the new SAT in two years likely won't have to worry about obscure or rarely used vocabulary words -- so long obsequious, propinquity and enervation. Instead, the revamped exam will test their knowledge of "high-utility" words whose...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Most oboe players are famous for being rather neurotic and even a bit crazy. The stereotype derives from all those long hours oboists spend making reeds and having to force air through an aperture no bigger than the eye of a medium-sized needle, all to...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain.
The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the Sochi Olympics with silver medals...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
It was the type of weather that would have scrubbed a space shuttle launch.
The rain was relentless. Water streamed down Dennis Jenkins' glasses, dripping off the tip of his nose, as he surveyed the scrap yard not far from where the shuttles once...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and birth control before they start having sex.
It sounds obvious, but it’s obviously needed, according to a report...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure.
No one is...