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With hundreds of fires burning in Alaska — some hundreds of miles from the nearest road — fire officials must decide which fires to fight and which to let burn by weighing potential threats and logistics. And in a place as rugged and wild as Alaska, the logistics can be very challenging.
On Friday, 22-year-old Joel Kitele plans to take his first shower ever in a ...
Are solar panels the best way to connect millions of Africans to electricity? That's the plan President Obama will tout on his visit to Kenya. Critics ask: What about tapping into power lines?
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Andrew Hood, the European correspondent for VeloNews, for an update on the Tour de France.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Katie Mack, an astrophysicist at the University of Melbourne, about NASA's discovery of a planet that resembles Earth, and why mankind is so fascinated with twin-earths.
Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference Tuesday with the Saudi foreign minister. Prince Saud al-Faisal said his country cannot ignore Iran and Hezbollah's support of Assad's regime. NPR foreign correspondent Deb Amos explains Saudi Arabia's role in Syria.
As the Affordable Care Act rolls out and technology changes certain procedures, the role of doctors continues to shift. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Dr. Atul Gawande discuss the future of the practice and profession of medicine.