The comedian's story of his mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, has resonated on a massive scale in the past 48 hours.
The justices banned execution of mentally disabled people in 2002. Now they are poised to tell death penalty states that they really meant it.
Shortly after we moved in together, my boyfriend's experiences in Afghanistan began affecting me in strange and terrifying ways.
The beauty and pain of the spandex-covered lifestyle
Today the Obama administration proposed the first change to U.S. food Nutrition Fact labels in almost a decade. A closer look at the numbers and the importance of subtle changes.
New research shows that the best humor is both a little bit wrong and a little bit right. Is there something about comedians that makes them better at subversion?
Senior editor James Hamblin today in conversation with NPR's On Point
What possible reward could come from tweeting thousands of times at a celebrity?
Parents, however, enjoy believing their young ones are developing literary skills.
The dairy industry loses "Got Milk" in favor of the macronutrient du jour.
Deep-vein thrombosis is often mistaken by both patients and doctors for something else. I was suspicious of what I thought was a runner's cramp, and got lucky.
Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
The American Chemical Society breaks down the hot sauce in a video.
Three minutes of the game reduced cravings by 24 percent in a recent study.
A conversation with Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis
Two billion people worldwide already eat 1,900 insect species. The United Nations hopes that one day Americans will, too. What would it take for that to happen?
A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?
Arkansas nearly found a compromise on Medicaid expansion. But now that deal is on the ropes, and that could be a very bad sign for proponents of expansion in other red states.
The United States has long condemned opiates and stigmatized those who use them, even when the drugs were as legal—and popular—as Tylenol.