Frankixalus jerdonii has been rediscovered in northeastern India — and scientists say it represents an entirely new genus. Strangely, the tadpoles feed on their mothers' unfertilized eggs.
As of today, you can see all five planets that are possible to see in the sky with the naked eye early in the morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with astronomer Jackie Faherty about why this is happening.
2015 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Deke Arndt of NOAA about their findings.
The largest-ever prime number has been discovered at the University of Central Missouri. It breaks the previous record by almost 5 million digits.
The Northern Hemisphere saw the biggest rise in land temperatures, finishing 2.59 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the 20th century average.
Hans Asperger identified autism as a spectrum of disorders in the 1930s, but his work was ignored for decades because he went on to work under the Nazis. Research and treatment suffered as a result.
Something very big, out beyond Neptune, is warping the orbits of small, icy objects circling our sun. Astronomers haven't seen it yet, but say the culprit could be a planet with 10 times Earth's mass.
Overheated lithium-ion batteries have been a problem for airplanes, cars and even "hoverboards." A chemical engineer at Stanford University thinks she has a solution to the problem.
Authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker say parents have been "unsung heroes" in spurring more research on autism, and in getting many more kids out of institutions and into schools.
Popcorn has been around at least 4,000 years. The Aztecs even had a word for the sound of kernels popping — totopoca. On National Popcorn Day, ponder the story of this beloved snack.
The government of India's capital New Delhi tried an odd-even scheme for cars to curb growing air pollution. But now it says it is placing the scheme on hold for a number of months.
Self-made billionaires are bigger philanthropists than those who inherit their wealth, research says. That might explain why the self-made wealthy plan to donate much of their wealth to charity.
Today is the perfect day to (re)start your resolution. Here's how.
People in big, sparsely populated states like Montana rely on air ambulances to get to medical specialists they need. But the lifesaving flights can be hugely expensive and not covered by insurance.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is most commonly diagnosed in children. But older adults may find that what they worried was early dementia is actually ADHD.
Tens of thousands of rape kits sit, untested, in evidence rooms. While a new push to clear the backlog has brought urgency the issue, what's taken so long — and why does it exist in the first place?
On Friday, the Obama administration announced a halt to new coal leases on federal land. In Wyoming, most of the federally-owned coal mines and revenue from coal leases pays for school construction.
Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha discovered alarming levels of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Mich. NPR's Scott Simon asks her about an initiative she's leading to help the children affected.
The majority of American egg producers, when they order new chicken houses, are choosing cage-free systems. That's a sea change driven by consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
SoCalGas wrote about two air samples with high levels of the carcinogen — but not about 12 others, the AP reports. And the LA Times writes that efforts to cap the well appear to have destabilized it.