NPR | March 06, 2014 12:25 p.m.
You'd think that anyone who says they don't love music is a philistine or a poser. But researchers say that a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.
NPR | March 05, 2014 1:31 p.m.
A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.
NPR | March 05, 2014 6:54 a.m.
A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.
NPR | Feb. 27, 2014 4:30 a.m.
Turns out research suggests that after a basic standard of quality is met, what becomes a success and what doesn't is essentially a matter of chance. Chance is the thing.
NPR | Feb. 26, 2014 3:24 p.m.
There's been lots of debate about whether tiny amounts of the chemical have the potential to cause health problems. A new FDA study supports a previous conclusion that the chemical is safe for people.
NPR | Feb. 26, 2014 9:28 a.m.
With obesity as a top health priority, the first lady wants clearer labels to help people make healthier choices. Advocates hope food manufacturers will have to provide more details on added sugar.
NPR | Feb. 25, 2014 5:06 a.m.
In 2010, just minutes after sitting in on an interview with President Obama, NPR's Madhulika Sikka got a life-changing phone call: She had breast cancer. Her new book is a guide to what happens next.
NPR | Feb. 24, 2014 1:55 p.m.
A video explains how pepper-packed condiments make us feel good, even when they burn so bad.
NPR | Feb. 21, 2014 3:49 p.m.
In a twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.
NPR | Feb. 14, 2014 3:36 p.m.
Science has tried to link oysters to increased libido. Proof that they rev up lust is another story.