In its update of ethics rules aimed at protecting patients, the Obama administration decided against a provision that scientists said would hinder research. Consumer advocates aren't happy.
Flora and Fauna | Science | Nation | HealthNPR | Jan. 19, 2017 1:30 p.m.
Results from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why, but say the answer could have health implications for patients.
Starting Thursday, six people will spend eight months in a dome on Mauna Loa volcano to study what living on Mars might be like. The mission is co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii and NASA.
It's in our nature to idolize the rich and famous. But this week on Hidden Brain, we explore the other side of our nature: the part of us that wants to see the rich and powerful fall from grace.
If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."
Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | Nation | World | Science | Water | Climate changeNPR | Jan. 18, 2017 8:03 a.m.
Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It hasn't been this hot since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.
Science | Environment | Food | NationNPR | Jan. 17, 2017 11:53 a.m.
After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Some scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture that water by filling the state's depleted groundwater aquifers.