Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize.
In an interview with New Yorker writer Emily Nussbaum Wednesday, NPR mistakenly characterized a segment on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as paid product placement. Both Taco Bell and Ben & Jerry's say they had nothing to do with the segment.
Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has reservations on where the Trans-Pacific Partnership landed on patent protection. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the senator about the GOP reaction to the trade deal.
He's a doctor, an imam and a millennial. His ideas about fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone are part of the reason that, this week, the three countries at the center of the epidemic reported no new cases.
The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.
The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week's episode into a singalong.
The Alabama congressman reacts to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's surprise withdrawal from the race for speaker.
A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
The Senate minority leader and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in damages over what they say is a defective resistance band that caused him to lose sight in his right eye, among other injuries.
Fifty years before Rosa Parks helped spark the modern civil rights movement, Nashville's African-American community took a bold stand.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.
Patrick Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, has broken what he calls a "conspiracy of silence." It's not an uncommon story.
Firstborns in Britain are more likely to be nearsighted, a finding that matches other studies. Maybe it's because parents are more likely to push studying than they do with subsequent kids.
The Chicago Cubs, who haven't won a World Series since 1908, move on to play the St. Louis Cardinals in one of the Division Series.
Stone, one of three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, is said to be in stable condition following the incident in Sacramento.
New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.
Watch the live debut of "Life Like This," from Vile's most introspective and confident album yet.
Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the evolving situation in Syria.
British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."
NPR's Domenico Montenaro discusses the possible reasons for Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal and what’s next for the House.