On Wednesday, researchers announced that Apple devices regularly record time and location information of iPhone and iPads. Much has been written since then, but Zach Brand, NPR's senior director of technology takes a look at the data recorded by his own iPhone and explores the more than 44,000 entries showing when and where he has been.
The tornados that struck St. Louis this week are the latest in a record-breaking number of twisters that have swept across the country this month. That's in addition to historic droughts and fires in Texas, record low temperatures in Seattle, and snow and flooding in the Midwest. What's going on with the weather? Linda Wertheimer puts the question to John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Why, in this age of Kindles and iPads, do hundreds of people crowd into an exhibit hall in Akron, Ohio, to leaf through the delicate pages of old books? The answer rests as much with touch, smell and memory as it does with the stories of the Civil War, science fiction and topics. M.L. Schultze of member station WKSU takes us on a tour of one antiquarian book fair.
Headlines this week screamed about rising gas prices — as they have many times before. In the past 15 years, Dick Polman, national political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, estimates he's covered spiking gas prices a dozen times. The story, he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, almost always has the same narrative arc.
St. Louis residents are surveying the damage after a tornado ripped through the west side of the city Friday night. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay about the damage to the Lambert-St. Louis Airport.
The ruling party in Yemen has agreed to a deal that could end the presidency of Ali Addullah Saleh. The deal comes after months of mass protests against the man who has ruled Yemen for 32 years and so far has resisted all calls for his resignation. Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Soraya Sorhadi Nelson in Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. has once again entered the air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya; this time by sending in drone strikes. Host Linda Wertheimer speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about that story and others from the past week.
Yemen's president has agreed to a proposal by Gulf Arab mediators to step down within 30 days and hand power to his deputy in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a major about-face for the autocratic leader who has ruled for 32 years.
The protest movement demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's immediate departure reportedly said Saturday that it also accepted the latest draft of the deal but with reservations.
Oil and gas prices are a perennial bane for American presidents. The cycle is familiar by now — they go up, the American people get angry, and they blame the man at the top.
"It's so visible in our lives," political consultant Tad Devine tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer. "Now, through pervasive television coverage, through the Internet and everything else, people are so aware of how much it costs and how quickly it's rising."