Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.
NPR |Dec. 28, 2014 3:02 p.m.
The songs of zebra finches, long used as a model for how humans learn to use speech, get a little sloppy after a few drinks, a new study finds. Future research will look at how it affects learning.
NPR |Dec. 27, 2014 3:54 p.m.
Heidi Beemer has dreamed of going to Mars since she was 8 years old. In January, NPR talked to her about her application to Mars One, which is still pending — now she explains she has a plan B, too.
NPR |Dec. 27, 2014 11:48 a.m.
Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.
NPR |Dec. 27, 2014 1:12 a.m.
Using an E-Reader before trying to nod off may disrupt sleep more than reading a paper book, a study suggests. Scientists suspect the screen's blue light is messing with a sleep-inducing hormone.
NPR |Dec. 26, 2014 3:22 p.m.
In the mid-1960s, a biologist discovered the beauty of humpback whale songs. But his recordings weren't just academic — they were woven into popular music, and they kicked off an entire movement.
NPR |Dec. 26, 2014 2:39 p.m.
An expedition to the Pacific's Mariana Trench has found evidence that life exists miles below the surface. But it's not life as we know it.
AP |Dec. 26, 2014 8:43 a.m.
Western Washington University professor is part of a team of 400 scientists nationwide guiding the rover Curiosity across the surface of Mars.
AP |Dec. 26, 2014 8 a.m.
The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.
NPR |Dec. 26, 2014 7:14 a.m.
Humans have lighter bones than other primates, and that change happened a lot later than anthropologists had thought. Blame our sedentary ways after our ancestors took up farming.
NPR |Dec. 26, 2014 5:23 a.m.
Research found that a little cash goes a long way toward making people more thoughtful about what motivates their longtime foes, be it Israelis and Palestinians or Republicans and Democrats.