Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

If you live in a town still dotted with dirty piles of old snow, this is not going to come as good news: The U.S. Census Bureau today listed the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas. And it turns out, Americans prefer Florida’s sunshine, lakes and beaches to your cloudy, cold climes. Back in December, the bureau […]

Ebola Is Not Mutating As Fast As Scientists Feared

i In November, the Ebola virus found in Mali was surprisingly similar to strains circulating in Sierra Leone six months earlier. Courtesy of NIAID hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of NIAID In November, the Ebola virus found in Mali was surprisingly similar to strains circulating in Sierra Leone six months earlier. Courtesy of NIAID Back […]

Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?

i A drone built by Agribotix, a Boulder startup, flies over a farm in Weld County, Colo. The drone has a camera that snaps a high-resolution photo every two seconds. From there, Agribotix stitches the images together, helping the farmer see what’s happening in a field. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media/KUNC hide caption itoggle caption Luke […]

Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

i A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1950s was based on much the same 12-step program used today. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption Bettmann/Corbis A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1950s was based on much the same 12-step program used today. Bettmann/Corbis Founded by two men in Akron, Ohio, in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous […]

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

i A view of one of the oldest parts of Havana. The buildings in the city tell a story of inequality. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Eyder Peralta/NPR A view of one of the oldest parts of Havana. The buildings in the city tell a story of inequality. Eyder Peralta/NPR Miguel Coyula points at […]

How Much Does Cancer Cost Us?

Before we started our Living Cancer series, we went on NPR’s Facebook page to ask people about their experiences in paying for cancer treatment. Over a hundred people from across the country responded. We talked with some people by phone to learn about their stories. Maureen Carrigg, who lives in Wayne, Neb., was diagnosed with […]

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary ‘Bigoted’

i The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief airs Sunday — over the vigorous objection of Scientology officials. Courtesy of HBO hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of HBO The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief airs Sunday — over the vigorous objection of Scientology officials. Courtesy of […]

Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl who never gets noticed takes off her eyeglasses and — voila! — suddenly, everyone can see she was beautiful all along? i She was a beauty the whole time?! Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire. The Kobal Collection hide caption itoggle caption The […]

Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

i A 2008 view of the leading edge of the Larsen B ice shelf, extending into the northwest part of the Weddell Sea. Huge, floating ice shelves that line the Antarctic coast help hold back sheets of ice that cover land. Mariano Caravaca /Reuters/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Mariano Caravaca /Reuters/Landov A 2008 view of […]

Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

i House Speaker John Boehner takes the gavel from Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Jan. 6 at the start of the 114th Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty hide caption itoggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty House Speaker John Boehner takes the gavel from Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Jan. 6 at the start of the 114th Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty […]

60 seconds inside the mind of an astrophysicist

60 Minutes Overtime Look up from your phone Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the importance of looking up at the sky Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the importance of looking up at the sky. 60 Minutes Overtime Voyeurs of the cosmos “We are voyeurs on the unfolding of the cosmos– and that adds to the […]

Who is the co-pilot in deadly Germanwings crash?

Last Updated Mar 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT MONTABAUR, Germany — Andreas Lubitz never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade as a teenager in this town in the woody hills of Western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said […]