The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.
A farmer in Rudham, England, has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because his current one was bought by a museum. It turns out the metal object he found was a 3,500-year-old dagger.
Amateur video captured the passengers giving it their all in arctic Russia this week. Though a tractor-trailer is also visible — likely doing the real work.
This year two NASA astronauts will be celebrating Thanksgiving aboard the International Space Station. Turkey is on the menu but not pumpkin pie. NASA can't make pump pie in space because the crust doesn't come out right.
Copies of Shakespeare's first folio are some of the rarest and most important books in the world — only about 230 copies survive. Surprisingly, another copy been rediscovered in a public library in northern France.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with a parade or two, a big feast and of course football. We preview the Thanksgiving Day NFL games: The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.
The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted new regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.
One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about musical "thank yous." Hoffman is the violist of the American Camber Players.
Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.
It's hard to be a college in Texas that doesn't have a football team. The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, which is home to the football team featured in the movie "Friday Night Lights." Odessa has more money now thanks to the state's energy boom. So when UTPB decided to set up a football program, it wasn't hard to solicit funds.
Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Big budget films like "Jurassic World" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" are among the many movies produced in that state. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.
The Greek coast guard is towing a crippled ship with 700 migrants on board toward the island of Crete. It will be the largest arrival of undocumented refugees in Greece in recent memory.
New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.
The Pentagon wants women in combat roles by 2016. But before that goes forward, female soldiers have to prove their worth in training. Renee Montagne talks to Marine Sergeant Kelly Brown.
Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution — one of the components smog that comes for power plants and factories. They argue the tougher standard could hurt the economy.
The Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, to not indict the white officer who shot an 18-year old black man has ignited protests in many U.S. cities. As in Ferguson, the demonstrations have ranged from peaceful disruptions to chaotic, resulting in scores of arrests. Residents want to resume some type of normalcy and they're trying to help some businesses get back on their feet.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.
Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.
Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.