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A honeybee forages for nectar and pollen from an oilseed rape flower....
Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.
A man and his beard: Will Forte plays a man seeking companionship in a world...
Forte tells Fresh Air about landing a job on Saturday Night Live and learning on the set of Nebraska that acting is "all about commitment."
Donald Palumbo became the Met's chorus master in the 2007-2008 season. He sa...
Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," how singers protect their voices and how he never had formal training.
In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.
Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.
Leaked Sony emails reveal that actor Ben Affleck asked the PBS program Finding Your Roots not to disclose he had a slave-owning ancestor. PBS says it is conducting an internal review of the episode.