April 4, 2013 Now that Facebook is following Apple, Microsoft and Google into the mobile device business, others must surely be on the way. Imagine what a LinkedIn phone, a Yahoo phone or even an NPR phone might do for you.
October 23, 2012 The biggest "whopper" involved Mitt Romney's claim that President Obama went on an "apology tour." But the president is also getting some dings for stretching some truths.
September 7, 2012 Ann Dunham's fight with an insurance company before her death in 1995 is under scrutiny once more. And this time, a few words may tell a different tale.
August 22, 2012 If you think the election-year debate has descended to the level of a farcical B-movie plot, then On The Media's "Media Scrutiny Theater" is the campaign coverage for you.
August 6, 2012 The rolling NASA laboratory called Curiosity kicked off what's expected to be a two-year mission on the Red Planet with a tricky automated landing in a Martian crater.
July 1, 2012 Triple-digit heat and summer storms that left millions without power help mark the upcoming anniversary of engineer Willis Carrier's 1902 breakthrough. So how did ordinary people endure the heat before A.C. became a necessity?
February 24, 2012 NPR's newly updated social media guidelines echo common-sense editorial practices and even some basic "netiquette" rules that are almost as old as the web itself.
November 8, 2011 Will the secretary of state replace Joe Biden in 2012? Reporter Bob Woodward floated that scenario a year ago. What does he actually know, and how does he knows it.
July 16, 2011 Some frequently cast spells from J.K. Rowling's novels could prove handy as the negotiations between White House and congressional leaders intensify.
July 8, 2011 Friday's dramatic launch of Atlantis — the final liftoff for a shuttle — sets the stage for years of suspense and debate over NASA's direction. Once Atlantis returns, the U.S. is likely to go at least four years before it once again has its own means to fly astronauts to space.
July 1, 2011 During an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, astronaut Mark Kelly addressed speculation about starting a second career as a politician. So will he or won't he?
May 16, 2011 Endeavour is in orbit, but the workers who helped send it there are facing down-to-earth challenges, especially in the Sunshine State. For one former NASA contractor and his wife, space was the family business.
April 29, 2011 President Obama was supposed to become only the third sitting president to witness a human space launch. Instead, with NASA scrubbing the launch, Obama's visit became a tour and chance to soften a tough crowd.