A muddy river in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is developing a reputation for its waves. A pair of surfers set a distance record, riding the wave of a tidal bore up the Petitcodiac River.
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft on Sunday night fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes. That slowed the probe down enough so it could be captured by the Red Planet's gravity.
A power-sharing deal announced over the weekend ends the long dispute over who will lead Afghanistan. Afghan election officials announced that Ashraf Ghani is the country's next president.
People are allowed out of their homes and may return to work. The country-wide shutdown was an attempt to spread public health messages about Ebola and to potentially identify new patients.
Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.
The Detroit Medical Center rediscovered a folk remedy from the 1800s — stop a nosebleed by shoving pork up your nostrils. Other winners: banana research and dogs sense the Earth's magnetic field.
On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.
Congress is in recess with members campaigning in their districts ahead of the November vote. What is the role overseas events will play in the midterm election?
It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?
NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.
The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.
Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.
Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.