July 10, 2013 The ransacking of a charity store in Australia by a suspected burglar with a bad case of stomach flu had investigators puzzled — until a store employee discovered the 37-pound culprit.
July 4, 2013 The tiny organs created from stem cells aren't complete, but they act like regular livers when transplanted into mice, Japanese scientists say. Still, it will be years before the synthetic organs could help people with liver problems, even if further research all works out as hoped.
June 25, 2013 This pre-1955 Graflex Crown Graphic camera has "NPR NY" etched into the top. Who originally owned it and what does it mean? Help us solve a mystery.
June 20, 2013 The cereal star was first unmasked by a food blogger, who noticed his stripes did not match his rank. Now the Navy has weighed in, saying it has no record of his service.
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.