When it comes to launching top-secret military satellites, the Pentagon relies almost entirely on rocket engines made in Russia. The U.S. has no viable alternative to the Russian rocket boosters.
Renee Montagne talks to MIT professor Theodore Postol about North Korea's nuclear capabilities and assesses the level of danger the weekend rocket launch poses to the rest of the world.
The highlight of Brazil's Carnival are the Samba parades, where 12 teams — called schools — compete for the top prize in Rio de Janeiro Monday night.
A lot of El Nino-related precipitation is falling on an area devastated by a giant 150,000 acre fire that burned last summer. Dirt and debris are flowing into lakes, and farmers are worried.
The two hottest candidates heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. On the face of it, the candidates and their messages couldn't be more different.
There were calls to boycott the Academy Awards after all 20 of the acting nominees are white. There's great anticipation for how host Chris Rock — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.
Renee Montagne talks to Bilal Tawwab, superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., about how the district is responding to the lead water crisis. The extent of the damage from the lead is not yet known.
Most people think of New Orleans on Mardi Gras. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city. Mobile, Ala., proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."
Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.
Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support is geared towards them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack and told to put it in his bra.
Voters and legislators are faced with decisions that would benefit from some understanding of the relevant science — but democracy isn't doomed: We just need to know who to ask, says Tania Lombrozo.
Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and went to temples to pray for earthquake victims, instead.