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With the help of grow lights and air exchange fans, NASA is growing lettuce on the International Space Station. The scheme could help keep food costs down — and keep astronauts happy tending plants.
June 10, 2014
Students come to the school nurse for help with asthma, epilepsy and other chronic problems. Some health systems are letting school nurses read student medical records to help coordinate care.
June 10, 2014
The search for a universal treatment for snakebites is complicated by the fact that each species has a very different cocktail of toxins. Even knowing a snake's DNA might not help much.
June 10, 2014
Kenya is heavily reliant on tourism, but advisories by the U.S., Britain and others have contributed to fewer visitors and job losses. Kenyans say the West is punishing them as much as the terrorists.
June 10, 2014
The tiny, plastic bits are used in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap. Environmentalists say when they wash down the drain they become food to fish and other wildlife.
June 10, 2014
Oil company BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oil fields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.
June 10, 2014
The run on Mosul was a reminder of the precarious situation of Iraq's central government and raises serious questions about the government's ability to fight terrorism in Iraq.
June 10, 2014
A short-lived attack near Karachi's airport today interrupted prayers for security officers who died in Sunday's violence at the facility, causing flights to be halted temporarily.
June 10, 2014
Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. NATO says the attack is still under investigation.
June 10, 2014
To hear the former secretary of state and once-and-maybe-future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book "Hard Choices" isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.
June 10, 2014
NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," will be published on Tuesday, June 10.
June 10, 2014
The firefight came on the heels of a brazen siege by the Taliban who on Sunday night stormed Karachi's Jinnah International Airport in an attack that killed more than two dozen people.
June 10, 2014
Pluck the silk of a spiderweb and it vibrates like a guitar string, scientists say. By strumming the strands and detecting the tune via sensors in its legs, a spider gets key information.
June 10, 2014
Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.
June 10, 2014
NPR's Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cell phone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out?
June 10, 2014
Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.
June 10, 2014
A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.
June 09, 2014
The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.
June 09, 2014
Despite a ruling in March by the International Court of Justice that the country's whaling is not scientific, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to resume the Antarctic hunt.
June 09, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been thrown into further uncertainty by the actions of a single Democratic legislator.
June 09, 2014

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