Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.
An independent monitor's report on the Denver Police Department's use of body-worn cameras found that during a six-month trial run, just one in four use-of-force incidents was actually recorded.
NPR's Ari Shapiro says the statue underscores how much the U.K.-India relationship has changed since Mohandas Gandhi fought for independence from Britain nearly 70 years ago.
The world No. 1 defeated Romania's Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in the second round. It was her first match at the tournament since her infamous 2001 title victory after which she vowed a boycott.
The attack on the septuagenarian occurred about 50 miles northeast of Kolkata. Officials have ordered an investigation.
Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6 by an officer. Police say he was shot after a confrontation in which he allegedly assaulted the officer. Protesters say the death is more evidence of racial bias.
The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.
Math geeks are excited about 3-14-15, this year's Pi Day. The San Francisco Exploratorium will celebrate with a pizza-pi-dough-tossing contest, a pi parade and special pie. Mmmm, pie. Or is it pi?
The blaze on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile, has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency; about 4,500 people have been evacuated from their homes.
The U.S. secretary of state also said he will use talks Sunday in Switzerland to assure his interlocutors that a letter from GOP senators on the validity of a nuclear deal with Iran carries no weight.
As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances. Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, about his recent column detailing his personal motivation for intensifying the paper's focus on climate change coverage.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.
Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.
As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.
The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.
Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.
Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with video parodies of the militant group's gruesome propaganda.