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It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday night's aurora borealis forecast was particularly strong, so Icelandic officials tried to reduce light pollution so the green glow would be more visible to people in the capital.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
A fertilizer company says third-party tests show the water contaminated with low-level radiation has not leaked off the site into nearby wells. Residents are upset they were not informed for weeks.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
The court decided to review a lower court decision that found the government could not deny trademarks because of an offensive name.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
There's a talent competition. A tiara for the winner. And a chance for people with HIV to speak out despite the stigma they face.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
A new rule is the most significant overhaul of federal funding regulations for nursing homes in more than two decades. It also requires "nourishing, palatable" food and infection-control plans.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
A voucher awarded to a company that finds a treatment for a rare childhood disease can be sold to the highest bidder and then used to fast-track the review of another drug. Are the prizes worth it?
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Regulators have voted to expand cellphone alerts to 360 characters from the previous cutoff at 90 and to begin including clickable URLs and phone numbers over the next year or so. But no photos yet.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
There's plenty of vaccine available this year, and the sooner people get vaccinated the better, federal health officials say. A recent drop in vaccination, especially among the elderly, concerns them.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Most Americans say they should always have the option to drive themselves. That's despite the fact the average driver is excited by driverless technology.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's David Schaper about what might have caused a commuter train to overshoot the terminal Thursday morning. At least 100 people were injured, and one death was reported.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Most potential Alzheimer's drugs are tested on mice. But rats may be a better choice because they seem to have a type of memory that's more like ours, and also are highly vulnerable to Alzheimer's.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
The attack on the trucks delivering humanitarian aid in Aleppo was potentially a war crime. But it's not likely anyone will go to jail for it. Is this the new normal?
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Attorney Claudia Bernal was on her way to work in New York City when she was detoured due to the crash. NPR's Joel Rose says the New Jersey terminal is a main point of entry to Manhattan.
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016