Pluck the silk of a spiderweb and it vibrates like a guitar string, scientists say. By strumming the strands and detecting the tune via sensors in its legs, a spider gets key information.
The conflict in South Sudan pitting forces loyal to the president against those loyal to his erstwhile vice president is exacerbating what aid groups say is a growing hunger catastrophe.
Steve Inskeep talks to Arizona Republic reporter Bob Ortega about the documents he got from the U.S. government concerning violent incidents involving border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil. The U.S. team has its first match against Ghana the following week, the start of the so called "group of death."
The computer was supposed to mimic a 13-year-old boy when text messaging. More than a third of the people on a panel were duped.
The International Raelian Movement formally submitted a proposal in Ottawa for an embassy. Canada's foreign minister responded via twitter by appointing his deputy "intergalactic ambassador."
The Game of Thrones author has turned to crowdfunding to raise money for a couple of charities. For $20,000 you could have a character named after you in a future novel.
Audra McDonald won a sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Bryan Cranston won a best actor trophy for his Broadway debut in All the Way.
A special Travis County grand jury is investigating whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry tried to coerce the Democratic district attorney in Austin into resigning, following a drunk driving arrest.
Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.
David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.
The ratings for prime-time shows are out. If you look at the demographics advertisers pay the most for, young people, there are even more scripted shows edging out reality TV.
In Reynosa, there is an internal fight among factions of the powerful Gulf Cartel. Mexico's government has sent in troops to quell the violence which has claimed more than 100 lives since April.
By one measure India is world's third largest economy. Even in that prosperity, most of the country still openly defecates outdoors risking public health and puts women at risk of attacks.
Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.
Tom Rob Smith's latest thriller is based on his own frightening real-life experience with his mother's mental illness. Smith says he hopes readers will take away something positive from his story.
Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.
In 1944, Jim Martin parachuted onto the coast of Normandy a night ahead of the D-Day invasion. He says this time he wasn't scared because no one was shooting at him.