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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

NPR | Aug. 28, 2016 4:38 a.m.

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 4:52 p.m.

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the 9/11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.

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Mysterious, Encrypted Medieval Manuscript Set To Be Published In Replica

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Want to try to crack the code of the Voynich Manuscript, written in an unknown language with unrecognizable illustrations? You might soon be able to buy a precise copy of the book ... for some $8,000.

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

NPR | Aug. 17, 2016 12:38 p.m.

Somaliland, a country that lacks official recognition, has a huge annual book fair. The respect for literature isn't just about culture. It's about identity and the economy, too.

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Fishing And Foraging: How To Catch Your Seafood, Ethically

NPR | Aug. 15, 2016 12:05 p.m.

Fisherman Kirk Lombard's new book teaches people to fish and forage along the northern California coast, while urging them to harvest in moderation, follow regulations and respect sea creatures.

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The Lobotomy Of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy And Scientific Breakthrough

NPR | Aug. 14, 2016 6:13 p.m.

Known as Patient H.M. to the medical community, Henry Molaison was lobotomized — and lost his ability to create memories in the process. His story is one of tragedy and scientific breakthrough.

Education | Nation | Books

L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

NPR | Aug. 12, 2016 3:16 p.m.

We talk with the author of The ABCs of How We Learn. It's based on a popular Stanford course.

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Soldiers Turned Authors Want You To Know: Our Books Don't Speak For All Vets

NPR | Aug. 12, 2016 7:42 a.m.

"At no point did I think that I would be defining the veteran experience," says author Phil Klay. He's part of a growing cadre of veterans writing fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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You Can Eat It Here And There: Green Eggs And Ham Are Everywhere (On Menus)

NPR | Aug. 9, 2016 6:58 a.m.

The Dr. Seuss book that made the dish famous turns 56 this month. But what does this meal taste like in real life? Chefs across the U.S. are tackling the question.

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'Picturing Children' Shows More Than A Century Of African-American Childhoods

NPR | Aug. 4, 2016 12:26 p.m.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture's director Lonnie Bunch talks about a new book from the museum's collection showing a snapshot of life for African-American children.