A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?
Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.
A slow fade, rather than a hard stop, used to be the popular way to end a pop song. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Slate reporter William Weir about the fade-out's history and recent decline.
Scotland has lowered the voting age from 18 to 16 for Thursday's referendum on independence. But it looks like the youngest voters won't be casting ballots in the way that many had initially expected.
Pres. Obama’s visit Tuesday to Atlanta’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted the agency’s key role in quelling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. So far, the CDC has sent more than 100 employees there to assist in containment efforts. Here’s a look at one CDC doctor who will be departing for the region next week to help community healthcare workers there.
Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.
Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.
Nonprofits have an important role to play in fighting Ebola, Obama said yesterday. Indeed, they are now donating millions, dispatching doctors and sending over critical supplies.
For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.