Like many former Soviet satellite states, Poland is suspicious of Russian intentions these days. Poles are joining homegrown militias, and authorities have placed observation towers along the border.
NPR's Arun Rath talks to journalist Safa Al Ahmad about her time embedded with Houthi rebels in Yemen and the situation on the ground on the eve of Monday's U.N. peace talks in Geneva. Nearly 2000 Yemeni civilians have died in fighting since March.
It's unknown what triggers an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. But scientists think the virus comes from camels. So until we stop it in animals, MERS will continue to cause trouble.
That was the tweet sent by the European Space Agency's Philae space lander on Sunday morning. Last November, after touching down on Comet 67P, Philae went silent. On Saturday night, it communicated with scientists for the first time since. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark McCaughrean of the European Space Agency about Philae's wakeup.
The Times won an impressive 13 Pulitzer Prizes in his brief, five-year tenure there. He also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lexington Herald-Leader.
A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.
The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.
Although turnout was far short of what activists had hoped for, demonstration leaders have promised nightly vigils to push for direct elections for the territory's next chief executive.
When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the international science fair.
The court's decision to prevent visiting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country is at odds with the South African leader's promise of immunity.
Talks to resolve the conflict in Yemen begin Monday in Geneva. Yemen's ousted president and his former ministers are hoping it will lead to a return to their homeland.
After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.
The rising waters wrecked the animals' enclosures, sending tigers, lions, bears, wolves and at least one hippo into the streets of the Georgian capital.
Despite a rash of attacks in recent weeks, Christians in India seem more willing to believe that the crimes were committed by thugs than Hindu religious extremists.
After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.
The Pentagon is seeking approval for a plan to put heavy weaponry into countries on the border with Russia. NPR's Rachel Martin and correspondent Tom Bowman discuss the proposal.
For struggling students, music can often be what keeps them going. The same is true for this New Orleans band director.
At her first major campaign rally Saturday, Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone, pushing for a more inclusive economy and policies such as paid family leave and equal pay for women.
Jeb Bush is the son of a president and the brother of another, but there's more to know about the former Florida governor — and how different he is than the two past Bush presidents.
After a bungled initial response to the virus, South Korea's president not only has to win back public trust, but leaders are scrambling to keep the prized South Korean economy from struggling.