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Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Aug 10, 2012 — You are standing in a park in New Zealand. You look up at the top of a hill, and there, balanced on the ground, looking like it might catch a breeze and blow away, is a gigantic sculpture that looks like a wrinkled piece of paper.
Aug 9, 2012 — We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century. Those physiques are shaped by years of training — and by the laws of physics.
Aug 6, 2012 — Graduate student Robert Lynch is on a quest to deconstruct our built-in instinct for humor, and find out why making people laugh could be important to the way we've adapted to survive.
Aug 8, 2012 — Texas evangelist David Barton is not a historian, but his Christian-nation view of American history is wildly popular with conservative churches, universities and the GOP. His supporters call him a hero; his detractors say he's a danger.
Aug 8, 2012 — Many trendy desserts these days mimic childhood favorites — think upscale cupcakes, candy bars and whoopie pies. Here's another: frozen pops, remade for adults, with boozy fruit and adventurous flavors.
Aug 8, 2012 — Scientists have learned that compact fluorescent light bulbs could give off ultraviolet radiation if their inner coating cracks. Light-emitting diodes, another eco-friendly lighting option, won't give you a sunburn, but they do have the potential for other mild health effects.
Aug 9, 2012 — More than ever, music matters to us. But why do we like what we like? "Six Songs of Me," a new project launched by a British publication, may ultimately provide some answers.
Aug 8, 2012 — It should come as no surprise that Olympics organizers take brand endorsements and official suppliers very seriously. And that extends beyond logos on shorts and shoes — up to, and including, condoms. That's right, the Olympics has an "official" condom — and organizers want to know how a bucket of rogue condoms reached the Olympic Village.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 ballots were cast in our annual summer readers' poll. Here's a printable list of the top 100 winners.