Scratch That: One Cat's Struggle With Internet Stardom

NPR | April 01, 2014 5:23 a.m.

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity might be the year's first essential new book. NPR's Renita Jablonski picks up the book, and her cat, to see if he has what it takes to be a star on the Web.

Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams When Getting Milked?

NPR | March 06, 2014 7:14 a.m.

Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)

Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

NPR | Feb. 19, 2014 5:33 a.m.

A journalist argues in a new book that Tyson treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers."

Tree-Incarnation: Christmas Trees Return To Nature (A Poem)

NPR | Jan. 04, 2014 11:38 a.m.

Hear the story of arborial resurrection in anapestic tetrameter.

In Troubled Magazine World, 'La Hulotte' Is One Rare Bird

NPR | Jan. 01, 2014 8:42 a.m.

For 40 years, one man has written, illustrated and published the popular French nature journal.

In The Background: Art You May Never Notice

NPR | Dec. 14, 2013 8:47 a.m.

Why that unassuming museum art behind taxidermic bison and birds deserves a closer look.

These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

NPR | Nov. 30, 2013 8:05 a.m.

Photographers Shimon and Tammar Rothstein make seafood look so fresh you'd think it was still alive.

Banksy's Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry ... With Puppets

NPR | Oct. 21, 2013 7:55 a.m.

The artist's latest piece features a bunch of cuddly animals peeking out of a slaughterhouse truck.

For The Ultimate Getaway, Why Not South Sudan?

NPR | Oct. 20, 2013 5:02 p.m.

The authors of a new travel guide say the country offers opportunities for "genuine discovery."

Global Love Of Bananas May Be Hurting Costa Rica's Crocodiles

NPR | Sept. 27, 2013 11:22 a.m.

Growing bananas requires a lot of pesticides, which are ending up in wildlife downstream from farms.

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