Correspondent and senior editor on NPR's science desk; former national science reporter at the Washington Post
Americans who distrust pharmaceutical companies have helped make homeopathic remedies a multi-billion-dollar industry, but critics say it needs more oversight.
Apr. 20, 2015from To the Point
Last Friday, researchers in Atlanta injected millions of embryonic stem cells into a patient with a damaged spine, in the first clinical trial of embryonic stem cells in a human…
Oct. 12, 2010from To the Point
Billions of tax dollars have been paid to pharmaceutical giants, millions of doses of vaccine are on their way to huge warehouses and thousands of health workers are waiting.
Oct. 5, 2009from To the Point
America is politically polarized, and the US Supreme Court is also divided. In a few days, it will answer two questions. Will non-citizens be counted in the next census?
Jun. 13from To the Point
How is the American constitutional system doing in its 273rd year?
Jul. 5from Left, Right & Center
The federal government may have to stand trial for violating the rights of young people.
Jun. 10from To the Point
Journalist Will Evans exposed Tesla’s flagrant labor violations, but all the company’s founder did was shrug him off and cry "fake news."
Jun. 21from Scheer Intelligence
The United Methodist Church is facing a possible split over the issue of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.
Jun. 17from Greater LA
Julian Castro, former HUD secretary and former San Antonio Mayor, says his housing plan calls for a much greater investment to end homelessness by 2028.
Jul. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.
Jun. 26from News Stories
A California Supreme Court decision last year created a new test to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor.
Jul. 1from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
So, we’re going to hear from Robert Mueller after all.
Jun. 26from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers