Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.
In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn't strain their backs. Specialists say we could take a lesson from excellent sitters from other cultures.
Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals' retinas.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney have differing memories of who wrote the music for "In My Life." A mathematics professor has spent 10 years working with statistics to decide once and for all.
A woman known as "kristall.night," accused of helping organize white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., last summer, has lost a bid to keep her true identity secret from the courts.
Alex Jones' Infowars site accused the companies of censorship. Apple said, "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions."
The Chinese dissident artist tells NPR his studio is in the process of being demolished. The surrounding arts district, which Ai created, is also being destroyed.
As marijuana legalization spreads, police are asking for better tools to detect drugged drivers. Some police are now working with researchers to try to bring a THC breathalyzer to market.
Tokyo Medical University says it is investigating the reports. The points deduction was apparently aimed at keeping the number of female students at about 30 percent of the class.
Researchers wanted to know why certain infections were increasing in hospitals. They were surprised by what they found.
The measure also expands protections for underage rape victims. The move, which has been months in the making, follows a recent video of a man hitting a woman on the street.
Followers of the "QAnon" conspiracy theory appeared at President Trump's campaign rally in Florida Tuesday. And, Wednesday, the White House press secretary was asked about the fringe group.
In shadow marketplaces, positive reviews for Amazon products are bought and sold. The company says it's cracking down and that it estimates that less than 1 percent of reviews are fake.
There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.
Cutting kids' meat or doing their laundry can undermine their sense of self-worth, two books argue.
Clothing factories in India can get pretty hot. How does that affect worker productivity? Researchers looked to the lights and gained an unexpected insight.
Brick transfers heat to dough more slowly than steel, allowing both crust and toppings to simultaneously reach perfection. In a home oven, that balance is elusive — but you might be able to get close.
Construction on a new subway line has uncovered marble busts, frescoes, mosaics, even ancient peach pits, dating back nearly 2,000 years. Archaeologists have also found an ancient military barracks.
If you want to know how a dog sees the world, ask yourself how you explore virtual spaces with your controller. No, really!
Japan's population is shrinking. It's harder and harder to find qualified people to fill a lot of jobs. Including ninjas.
For a contest after the ouster of Robert Mugabe, filmmakers responded to the question "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" Their short films featured some uncomfortable answers.
Last year, 280 Coloradans who died of a drug overdose had methamphetamine in the mix. That's up sharply from 2016 and more than five times the number in 2012.
Indonesia had a program to provide subsidized rice to the poor. But thousands of kilos didn't make it to the recipients.
Developers say they understand why teachers would be skeptical. But, they insist, computers already drive cars and detect cancer, so they can certainly handle grading students' essays.
The sharply divided justices ruled that police need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location data.
Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.
Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.
As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.
In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house. What's their secret?
Research shows that bees possess a mathematical ability once thought to exist only in dolphins, primates, birds and humans who are beyond the preschool years.