Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? New data show that organic produce has higher levels of antioxidants. But you can get plenty of those compounds just by eating more fruits and vegetables, no matter how they're grown.
Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough?
Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.
Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass Polio damaged Haden's voice when he was young, but as a bassist and composer, he helped shape the sound of jazz and spanned country and gospel. He died Friday at 76.
Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts. A judge will soon decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed.
The Musician's Secret Slang: A 'Crow,' An Oboe And A Cleveland Call-Out Every profession has a jargon all its own; musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer terms distinctive to music: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland."
After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.
By Laying Waste To Houses, Israeli Strikes May Lay Seeds For New Rage Israeli air strikes have flattened Gazan homes, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself.
In World Cup's Final Weekend, Messi Bears Brunt of Argentina's Hopes Melissa Block talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about the final two matches in the World Cup: Brazil against the Netherlands in a fight for third place, and Argentina against Germany in the final.