29-year-old Lyra McKee was a rising star in journalism in Northern Ireland and abroad. Her death was condemned by nearly all political factions there.
NPRJournalist Lyra McKee, 29, was killed during a riot Thursday night in Northern Ireland.
"We are treating this as a terrorist incident and we have launched a murder enquiry," said Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton.
Tourists are flocking to California to see the origins of their favorite tech companies. Now there might be a monument about Silicon Valley's glory.
NPR"This is what rich and powerful people have done throughout history. Louis XIV built Versailles. The pope built St. Peter's. The pharaohs built the pyramids," a professor who studies corporate landscapes says.
Now, it's the tech companies.
Judge Lawrence Knipel refused a request from parents to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a measles outbreak. The parents claimed the city had overstepped its authority.
NPR"A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire," a Brooklyn judge wrote in his ruling to uphold a mandatory measles vaccinations order. "Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion."
NPR"A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire. Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion," the Brooklyn judge wrote, ruling to uphold a mandatory measles vaccinations order.
"Never before have US journalists been subjected to so many death threats," Reporters Without Borders said in its annual World Press Freedom Index. President Trump "exacerbates" problems, it added.
NPRReporters Without Borders dropped the U.S. to no. 48 out of 180 on its annual World Press Freedom Index, downgrading the country from a "satisfactory" place for journalists to work freely to a "problematic" one.
Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
NPRHigh-deductible health plans often result in delayed diagnosis and treatment - especially for those in the lower income brackets. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
The animation studio has launched a series of short films intended to increase leadership opportunities for women and people of color — populations historically underrepresented in the field.
NPRBetween 2010 and 2017, only one major animation release was directed solely by women.
This year, Pixar has launched a series of short animated films aimed at giving women and people of color more leadership opportunities in animation.
The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn't have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists see challenges to assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.
NPRJUST IN: The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse.
NPRResearchers are careful to say that none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity associated with consciousness or awareness. Still, a surprising amount of cellular function was either preserved or restored.
Students allege that the university is mistreating victims of sexual assault and harassment, especially women and LGBTQ students.
NPRBYU is known for its adherence to church teachings and a strict Honor Code, which regulates everything from beards to premarital sex.
Some students are now protesting parts of that code: n.pr/2V38Zoxpic.twitter.com/SjbRgBPrH5
NPRStudent protesters allege that Brigham Young University is mistreating victims of sexual assault and harassment, especially women and LGBTQ students.
Tiny fragments broken down from larger pieces of plastic have already been found in rivers, lakes, oceans and in agricultural soil. But very few studies of wind-borne microplastic have ever been done.
NPRHigh amounts of microplastic are raining down on a remote part of France's Pyrenees mountains, scientists say.
"We'd kind of expected it in a city getting blown around," one researcher said. "But way up there? The number is astounding."
NPRA major fire broke out at one of the most well-known buildings in Paris, the medieval #NotreDame Cathedral.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze or of potential victims. n.pr/2V1zHxYpic.twitter.com/h4ltCDMhE3
Winter is here, writes Barbara Moran. Climate change will hit us hard, and it will hit the most vulnerable among us the hardest.
NPRWhat does #GamesOfThrones have to do with climate change?
• A global shift in climate, long predicted, emerges
• A huge, icy structure crumbles
• The climate shift allows pests to move beyond their traditional habitat
Financial aid offer letters look vastly different from one school to the next, and it isn't always clear how much students will have to pay. "It's really the Wild West," one expert says.
NPRIt's college acceptance time, and many students are asking one big question: How am I going to pay? The answer comes in complicated financial award letters -- and, actually, those letters don't always have the answers.