Must Reads : The Two-WaySome stories are just too weird, too funny or too sad to ignore. They may not be "serious news," but are so fascinating you must read them. NPR correspondents are on the watch for such tales. We pass along the best, from NPR and other news outlets.
Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Greer give their acceptance speech after winning the Ig Nobel Economics Prize during ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday. The pair won for their experiments to see how contact with a live crocodile affects a person's willingness to gamble.
The 130-ton fatberg formed underneath London's Whitechapel area and is said to be among the largest on record. Thames Water says the "rock-solid" mass is composed of cooking fat and wet wipes.
Naruto, a macaque, took this self-portrait in 2011 with a camera owned by photographer David Slater. The photo has been the subject of a years-long copyright battle.
David Slater via Wikimedia Commons
A coffee farmer picks fresh coffee cherries in Colombia. New climate research suggests Latin America faces major declines in coffee-growing regions, as well as bees, which help coffee to grow.
Neil Palmer (CIAT) /University of Vermont
In this GOES-16 geocolor satellite image taken Thursday, the eye of Hurricane Irma (left) is just north of the island of Hispaniola, with Hurricane Jose (right) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nurse Alex Wubbels (right) displays video frame grabs of herself being taken into custody while her attorney, Karra Porter, looks on during an interview Friday. Wubbels was arrested after she told a police detective it was against hospital policy to conduct a blood draw from an unconscious patient without a warrant.
A photo provided by the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania shows an Aetna mailer in which a reference to HIV medication is partly visible though the envelope window.
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania