It's Time For NPR to Get Off the Government Payroll

NPR gets about 2% of its direct funding from the U.S. government, through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For NPR's member stations, CPB funding is about 10% of their total, with other federal, state, and local government sources kicking in another 6%. » 3/09/11 12:45pm 3/09/11 12:45pm

The Best of the Year in Space

It's been a big year for the space sciences. The first privately-held spacecraft orbited our world, the blackest material in history was created, researchers expanded the list of possible sources of life threefold; and that was just in December. » 12/27/10 4:20pm 12/27/10 4:20pm

Video Analysis Suggests Gulf Spill Could Be Much Worse Than Estimated

As BP continues to come up with schemes to slow the Gulf oil spill, new research by NPR suggests that the leak could be far worse than previously thought. Applying particle image velocimetry—basically a computer program that measures the oil geyser particle by particle—to videos of the underwater leak, researchers… » 5/14/10 6:29pm 5/14/10 6:29pm

How the iPad Is Already Reshaping the Internet (Without Flash)

The iPad doesn't run Flash. If your website uses Flash, it won't play well on the iPad. Turns out, a lot of people want their sites to look pretty on the iPad. So the internet's already starting to look different. » 3/29/10 10:00am 3/29/10 10:00am

The Week In iPhone Apps: FCC Inquiry Edition

Let's take our minds off all this nasty Google Voice business for a minute, and focus on the apps that we do have. Google may not make an appearance this week, but how about Wikipedia? NPR? The Discovery Channel? Simplify? » 8/16/09 7:20pm 8/16/09 7:20pm