5 African gray parrots made up for their muted plumage with colorful language—cursing at visitors to London’s Lincolnshire Wildlife Park and shocking staff, 

It was the last straw… and chip bag and candy wrapper for the Thai environment chief.   After sloppy campers left trash in Khao Yai National Park, Varawut Silpa-archa did what any normal official would do: He tracked down the offender’s address, gathered up the trash, and…

Brought to you by the Annals of Improbable Research, the Ig Nobel awards “honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK.”

The irony wasn’t lost on Jimmy MacDonald. “… I've been sober for seven years and I get saved by a Tiki bar?”   And it wasn’t just any Tiki bar, but a Tiki bar on a boat, full of priests.

Baby Boomers are called lots of things: self-centered, self-indulgent, etc.  But, how about "tough"?  

Now, this is what we call fine particulate matter.   In an incident plucked straight from the world of Willy Wonka, a ventilation issue at a Lindt & Spruengli factory triggered a cascade of “cocoa nibs” in the town of Olten. In Switzerland—where else?   One car…

Not walking your dog two hours a day? Come next year, that could get you crated in Germany, thanks to a new law.  

Yes, covering your face all the time is a pain—but humans actually have it pretty good.  

Like everything else, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts are happening remotely.

Who ever thought that someone offering to “be your Clorox wipe” could basically mean “I love you”?