Flora and Fauna | Health | Nation | ScienceNPR | July 26, 2016 11:02 a.m.
New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.
Flora and Fauna | Health | Nation | Science | WorldNPR | July 26, 2016 8:09 a.m.
Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.
New Zealand has no native land mammals, except for bats. For decades it's waged war on invasive predators that threaten local species. Now the government has a more ambitious goal than containment.
In the sweltering summer heat of Washington, D.C., the National Zoo gets creative in order to keep its guests and animals happy. That means things like popsicles made of cow blood for the big cats.
It sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it's real. A new study shows how wild birds and people communicate so that, together, they can find bees' nests and share the sweet honeycomb.
Cosplay has been a fixture of the Comic-Con world for more than a decade. Should our pets be embracing the geekery, too?
David Cameron is moving out of 10 Downing Street. But as the prime minister changes, the prime mouser is holding firm. Meet Larry, the U.K.'s fearless, allegedly feckless feline-in-chief.
Everyone's favorite British civil servant was observed limping on Wednesday. Some political observers suspect rival Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat, is responsible for the prime mouser's wounds.
A study finds that the Anopheles arabiensis species of mosquitoes, a major carrier of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, is repelled by the smell of chicken.