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The first COVID-19 vaccines to hit the market will not be approved for use in children. Researchers must figure out if the vaccines are safe and effective in kids.
He’s the voice of NPR’s comedy news quiz. He has also run a marathon in under 3:10. And now he has collected his thoughts about his avocation in The Incomplete Book of Running.
Cities like San Francisco and Austin are struggling to regulate a flood of new transportation options, from electric scooters to dock-less bikes. Residents are angry over sidewalk and safety concerns.
After the Senate failed to advance a proposal for a path forward on thorny immigration issues, many young migrants in the U.S. face an uncertain future. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who originally brought the plight of DREAMers to the Senate, about the next steps he’s hoping for.
The city of Wauconda, Ill., — a suburb of Chicago — has been gaining fans after the Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther premiered last week. The movie is set in a fictional African country called Wakanda.
The famous fossil calls the Chicago Field Museum home and is moving from the main exhibit hall to a private suite on the second floor.
A break down the mixed reaction to Timberlake’s big week, in which a new album and a Super Bowl performance both took a beating in popular opinion and the press.
International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.
The Smithsonian’s first brewing historian explores everything from immigration to urbanization through the lens of beer. And with the boom in microbrewing, she says beer’s story has come full circle.
Mike Mills’ chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.
The Facebook executive lost her husband in 2015. She says, “Rather than offer to do something, it’s often better to do anything. Just do something specific.” Her new book is called Option B.
This week, Isabelle Meggett Lucas got to visit her childhood home — in the Smithsonian, which moved the house from South Carolina to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
After 20 years as the magazine’s cartoon gatekeeper, Bob Mankoff is stepping down. He says humor helps us cope with hardship, get along with one another — and, in general, makes life more enjoyable.
Jerry Miller spent more than 25 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit. His story is part of a new collection that pairs exonerees with mystery/thriller writers.
In a return visit to an Ohio community that’s seen decades of immigration, NPR finds some refugees acclimating while others are warned they might hear “some scary things” said about them.
Scientist Vera Rubin made the theory of dark matter a reality and, many say, created modern astrophysics. NPR’s Ari Shapiro discusses Rubin’s passing with fellow astrophysicist Risa Wechsler.
The “dark presence” of the bronze and brooding National Museum of African American History and Culture illuminates black history, and by extension, the history of America itself.
Evelyn and Grattan Betancourt live in a wealthy, majority-black county in the U.S. They did everything they were supposed to: steady jobs, bought a house within their means. Things still went wrong.