Nation | Flora and Fauna | Food | ScienceNPR | Oct. 28, 2016 11:32 a.m.
The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful – and to some, horrifying – practice: Slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.
These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. The researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."
World | Nation | Environment | Flora and Fauna | ScienceNPR | Oct. 28, 2016 5:16 a.m.
At 600,000 square miles, the sanctuary covers an area twice the size of Texas and is known as polar 'Garden of Eden.' This unanimous agreement is the result of years of negotiations.
The WWF report asserts that wildlife populations have dropped by a startling percentage since 1970. The details and extent of that decline, however, are more complex than any one number can capture.
The risk posed to mammals — and to public health — is well-documented. But for some people, bush meat is an important part of their daily diet.
Nation | Health | Flora and Fauna | ScienceNPR | Oct. 26, 2016 12:06 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now urges pregnant women to "consider postponing travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County." Zika is on the way to becoming an endemic disease in the U.S.
Environment | Science | Entertainment | World | Health | Flora and FaunaNPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:09 a.m.
Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.
Energy | Environment | Science | Entertainment | Flora and Fauna | HealthNPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:09 a.m.
Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.
The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.