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The NPR Radio by Livio

The sleek and beautifully designed NPR Radio by Livio is a talk-radio junkie's dream despite some missing extracurricular features and having average sound quality.

By April 15, 2010

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 15, 2010

NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts channel coming to Roku later this month

The new channel is NPR's first dedicated app on Roku, offering up nearly 300 short performances from the offices of "All Songs Considered."

By May 8, 2014


Elon Musk says Apple hires engineers that Tesla fires

Technically Incorrect: Tesla's CEO muses that Apple won't find it easy to build a car.

By October 9, 2015


NPR One app gives you the good stuff

National Public Radio gets its Pandora on with a car-friendly app that's all about delivering the news and stories you like.

By July 28, 2014


The fins and the furious: Fish are nature's top athletes, study says

Scientists suggest that a fish's ability to quickly disperse oxygen through its body makes it the ultimate athlete. Oh yeah? Let's see a pirate perch go three rounds with Ronda Rousey.

By October 6, 2015


Tim Cook: A back door for the good guys is a back door for the bad guys

Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO says that encryption is "a must" in today's world. He believes that everyone is coming around to that view. Except, perhaps, the FBI.

By October 2, 2015


Here's how NPR introduced the Internet 20 years ago

Two decades have passed since NPR first hooked its staff up to the Internet. The original introduction memo has surfaced, and it's a blast from the past.

By April 28, 2014


What big eyes you have! The better to waste energy with, says new study

A study from Sweden finds that blind cave fish may have lost their eyes as a way to use less energy. Do they make energy drinks for nonhumans?

By September 12, 2015


What do Edward Snowden and Elton John have in common? Crustaceans

A newly discovered crayfish gets named after the NSA leaker and an amphipod after the singer of "Crocodile Rock." Now whose name are we going to use when we find a new species of crocodile?

By August 26, 2015


Evolution, in rhyme: Beasts great and small and their cousins big and tall

NPR's Skunk Bear series showcases 12 animals, some with and without hair, next to their prehistoric cousins who could give you quite a scare.

By August 12, 2015