June 12, 2013 Since the 1970s, doctors around the world have reported cases in which young kids regrow fingertips if an accident leaves some of the fingernail. Now scientists have figured out how this lizard-like regeneration happens in mice and suspect the same mechanism works in young humans.
May 28, 2013 NPR photographer David Gilkey provides a dispatch from Nome, Alaska — where spotting a reindeer in a pickup is one of the perks of the job.
May 26, 2013 Electrical engineer Fred Hatfield was one of the first to purchase an Apple-1 in 1976, one of Apple's first computers. His relationship with that computer was an interesting one, and involves one bold interaction with Steve Jobs himself.
May 9, 2013 A lingerie company says the bra has a "growth strategy" to help bust Japan's inflation problem.
May 1, 2013 As urban chicken farms grow in popularity, many people are bringing the birds into their homes. They need the right equipment to keep them clean. So several businesses have popped up online, offering everything from custom-sized diapers and leash-ready saddles to chicken caviar.
April 30, 2013 The final seconds of a 747 civilian cargo jet's disastrous takeoff from an airfield in Afghanistan Monday — resulting in a crash that killed all seven aboard — were apparently captured by a dashboard camera. In the video, the aircraft is seen in a steep climb, until it fails to gain altitude and plummets into the earth.
April 30, 2013 Jacobite Cruises is now insured against damage, however unlikely, from "Nessie."
April 26, 2013 Scientists have deployed hundreds of tiny, experimental robots to help with biopsies. They're as small as a speck of dust. They look like tiny ninja throwing stars. And researchers use magnets to retrieve them.
April 25, 2013 A huge plastic foam head floated up to a startled Marist College crew team practicing on the Hudson River this week. No one has come forward to claim it.