NPR News

NPR's Scott Simon asks engineering professor Norma Alcantar about how the innards of a cactus can filter water. She got the idea from her grandmother, who knew about its unique cleansing properties.
Apr. 2, 2016
Scott Simon talks with Councilmember Dan Garodnick about his support of a bill that would limit the movement of people in costumes in New York City's Times Square.
Apr. 2, 2016
The college basketball season is winding down just as the Major League Baseball begins.
Apr. 2, 2016
Lucy Jones is ending her career as noted seismologist, but says her retirement won't be dormant. NPR's Scott Simon asks Jones about her career and what she plans to do next.
Apr. 2, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hannes Hanso, Estonia's defense minister, about Russia's actions and intentions in NATO's Eastern region and beyond.
Apr. 2, 2016
At the end of the nuclear security summit he hosted, President Obama slammed Donald Trump for Trump's recent comments about nuclear weapons.
Apr. 2, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Ted Lieu about his bill to look at something pressing and still unresolved, despite the week's news: encryption and security.
Apr. 2, 2016
A new study points out that people who are sensitive to typos and grammatical errors aren't that well liked.
Apr. 2, 2016
What to keep and what to throw away? Alison Stewart talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her new book "Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair With Stuff."
Apr. 2, 2016
A group of researchers is recreating monuments damaged in Syria using digital models and 3-D printers. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Roger Michel, director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology.
Apr. 2, 2016
Soon after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, people created a makeshift shrine to the victims in a Brussels square. The city's archivists are documenting all the messages.
Apr. 2, 2016
Donald Trump's controversial statements on abortion this week came in response to a core question: How would a ban on abortion be implemented?
Apr. 2, 2016
The next big presidential contest is Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin. Ted Cruz is hoping to overtake Donald Trump and keep Trump's delegate lead from growing.
Apr. 2, 2016
They're trying to rebuild their lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and one way to start is by learning capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.
Apr. 2, 2016
Japanese-Americans in California have been working hard to strengthen ties between the API queer community and its friends, families and allies. This new conference series is a start.
Apr. 2, 2016
Sanders and his supporters are trying to change America, not the positions of another candidate. But his issues are helping to define the Democratic primary.
Apr. 2, 2016
Tens of thousands of religious protesters descended on Islamabad and demanded the government keep strict blasphemy laws in place. They left only after they said the government provided assurances.
Apr. 2, 2016
What happened when teens in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in Kolkata began watching lush, romantic Bollywood films.
Apr. 2, 2016
A firm in New York is making brightly colored, personalized covers for prosthetic legs that each wearer helps design — sort of like a tattoo.
Apr. 2, 2016
LA detectives have determined that a knife turned in recently as possible evidence was not the weapon used to kill Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.
Apr. 1, 2016

Pages