The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's studying how to grow food in raised beds, hoop houses and even a shipping container.
A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.
Now 21, Gonzalez was seized 15 years ago from his relatives in Miami by U.S. officials who returned him to his native country. His mother died trying to reach the U.S. His father wanted him back.
People are contrasting media and police reaction to the Texas shootout with their reaction to the recent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson.
Whether they're rich or poor, kids around the world are generally happy with their lives, an international study finds. But when it comes to liking school, poor children come out on top.
Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but but some still worry about cyberthreats.
For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.
A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.
Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.
Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."
The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.
It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.
Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.
The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.
Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.
Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and New York City had been halted for a week, after a derailment killed eight people.
In an executive order, President Obama will curb the kind of equipment local police can acquire from the federal government. Obama will also demand more accountability in exchange for other equipment.
The rival gangs had gathered at a restaurant to work through issues about turf and recruitment. Police say they shot at each other and police.
AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.