Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.
Munzar Omar, a teacher from Syria, left his wife and children behind as he searches for a safer home for them. He's one of hundreds of thousands fleeing war in Syria and heading towards Europe.
As the stock market has swung wildly this week, investors have gotten intimately acquainted with volatility. Robert Whaley, a professor at Vanderbilt, explains the VIX, his gauge of market volatility.
In Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson recounts his efforts to defend the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It appears at No. 5.
In John Grisham's Gray Mountain, a New York City lawyer turned unpaid intern stumbles upon dangerous secrets in a small Appalachian community. It appears at No. 12.
In H is for Hawk, experienced falconer Helen Macdonald recounts her efforts to train a dangerous goshawk after her father dies. It appears at No. 8.
Debuting at No. 14, Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women finds moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats and hotel dining rooms.
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ESPN reporter Tom Friend discusses the legacy of Darryl Dawkins, who could have been one of the best players in NBA history. Injuries sapped his talent, but his eccentric personality and jaw-dropping dunks still left a lasting impact. Dawkins died Thursday at 58.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to KJZZ reporter Alexandra Olgin about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to cut ties with a private-prison operator in the wake of a prison riot last month in Kingman.
Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.
Bob Dylan's seminal album, Highway 61 Revisited, celebrates its 50th birthday over the weekend. To mark the occasion, we're asking five of NPR's millennials to take a listen to the 50-year-old LP.
The U.S. Open begins Monday in New York, with Williams seeking to become the first women's tennis player since 1988 to win a grand slam. If she wins, this would cap a remarkable year in sports.
Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
This is the song Four Tet fans have been waiting for.
Jeb Bush's comments on Asian immigration this week unleashed a wave of angry pushback. We wanted to round up a wide range of these responses to help make sense of it all.
The Physical Therapy Board in Washington, D.C. is preparing new guidelines that would place further requirements on the industry.
The Nashville indie-pop singer performs her own "Vacherie Girl" and James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" alongside host Michael Feinstein.
Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.
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