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18th Century Butts, Moving Statues And Other 'Metropolitan Stories'

Christine Coulson has written her debut novel about the hidden life of the place where she worked for 25 years: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

18th Century Butts, Moving Statues And Other 'Metropolitan Stories'

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A person vapes in San Francisco. The habit is especially widespread among young people. According to a recent survey, in 2019, 25% of high school seniors admitted to vaping in the previous 30 days. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

On her way to start her freshman year of college, Piper Johnson landed in the ER because of vaping. NPR's Allison Aubrey explains lung injuries like Johnson's on the latest episode of Short Wave.

What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

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Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will replace a faulty power regulator on the International Space Station. Only 15 women have participated in spacewalks, and all were accompanied by men.

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A center at the University of Iowa is making sure that its programs for gifted teens include those with autism spectrum disorders.

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Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Agent Reveals How Eateries Are Key To Spycraft

"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in her new book. They're ideal places to clandestinely meet people with access to a government or terror group.

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