More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.
George W. Bush heads to South Carolina to help his brother Jeb. It's the first time the former president is publicly hitting the campaign trail in years.
Sheriff Dave Ward urged residents in his community to "get off Facebook" and talk to each other about their differences of opinion following the divisive occupation.
Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.
Crucial international talks have begun in Munich in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know.
A young man from Minnesota, arrested for planning to help ISIS, is likely to be the second man in an emerging de-radicalization program. It could help him get his life back on track.
Three months ago, producer Ross Putman started tracking descriptions of female characters from scripts he read. On Tuesday, he shared them with the world on his Twitter account, "Fem Script Intros."
The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggests education's effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.
Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.
The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that today's polls may be less reliable — and more influential — than ever before.
Three of the last four armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge had surrendered earlier this morning. The last man has now given himself up, bringing an end to the 41-day occupation.
In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.
The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women's reproductive rights in Latin America.
Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they're energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth's internal heat to warm the structures.
The Tollivers have always believed in time travel and young Waldy is no different. Now, stuck permanently at 8:47 a.m., he passes time writing the history of his expansive (and entertaining) family.
North Korea is freezing all assets related to the Kaesong Industrial Complex and cutting two communications hotlines between the neighboring countries.
The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here's what NPR will be watching.
Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.
Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."