Quebec Town Honors Train Derailment Victims, One Year Later Thousands of locals gathered early Sunday morning in Lac-Megantic to mark one year since a deadly train explosion in the small Eastern Canadian city killed 47 people.
Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.
Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a tour.
'Coffee For Roses' And Other Garden Myths Debunked Did you know you can't kill a gopher with chewing gum and hummingbirds are not attracted to red flowers? C.L. Fornari's book <em>Coffee For Roses</em> busts common gardening myths.
In Islamabad, A Rare Piano Teacher Pursues His Mission Quietly One of the few piano teachers in Pakistan's capital is determined to keep his art alive. To avoid being victimized by hard-line Islamists, he teaches on digital keyboards with the volume dialed down.
New IRS Chief John Koskinen: 'I Enjoy A Crisis' Koskinen is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.
Last-Minute Audits Build Little Confidence In Afghan Elections The election impasse continues in Afghanistan. Preliminary results are due on Monday, following an audit of ballots, but Abdullah Abdullah, who is trailing his rival, says he won't accept the results.