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201650 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Point Blame at Fat (npr.org)
1606 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 83 comments
2013Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep (npr.org)
865 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 167 comments
2010How Fake Money Saved Brazil (npr.org)
534 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 93 comments
2012In 1957, Five Men Agreed to Stand Under an Exploding Nuclear Bomb (npr.org)
498 points | 7 years ago with 203 comments
2011Dissolve My Nobel Prize, Fast (npr.org)
462 points | 9 years ago with 81 comments
2018How to get kids to do chores: Does the Maya method work? (npr.org)
439 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 140 comments
2012Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years (npr.org)
408 points | 9 years ago with 95 comments
2015Trapped in his body for 12 years, a man breaks free (npr.org)
404 points | 3 years ago with 133 comments
2015In Search Of The Red Cross' $500M In Haiti Relief (npr.org)
325 points | 6 years ago with 172 comments
2018Who ordered the car bomb that killed Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia? (npr.org)
268 points | 4 years ago with 49 comments
2011Dissolve My Nobel Prize, Fast (npr.org)
229 points | 7 years ago with 56 comments
2014A Tiny, $25 Million Mistake (npr.org)
222 points | 5 years ago with 136 comments
2012How the government set up a fake bank to launder drug money (npr.org)
210 points | 3 years ago with 97 comments
2015Winner of French Scrabble Title Does Not Speak French (npr.org)
184 points | 3 years ago with 127 comments
2014Why the U.S. Chills Its Eggs and Most of the World Doesn't (npr.org)
161 points | 5 years ago with 214 comments
2017A bad grade that changed the U.S. constitution (npr.org)
160 points | 2 years ago with 190 comments
2015Snobbery Helped Take the Spice Out of European Cooking (npr.org)
159 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 136 comments
2019Why the American shoe disappeared and is hard to bring back (npr.org)
148 points | 2 years ago with 244 comments
2016When people ate people, a strange disease emerged (npr.org)
144 points | 3 years ago with 95 comments
2012Who Killed Lard? (npr.org)
143 points | 5 years ago with 231 comments
2011Cosmonaut Crashed into Earth 'Crying in Rage' (npr.org)
139 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 16 comments
2015Babies On Display: When a Hospital Couldn't Save Them, a Sideshow Did (npr.org)
139 points | 7 years ago with 45 comments
2013Amputated fingertips sometimes grow back (npr.org)
138 points | 2 years ago with 67 comments
2012Why Coke Cost a Nickel for 70 Years (npr.org)
135 points | 8 years ago with 95 comments
2015Norway convinced Japan to love salmon sushi (npr.org)
130 points | 2 years ago with 110 comments
2019Googling Strangers: One Professor's Lesson on Privacy in Public Spaces (npr.org)
128 points | 3 years ago with 106 comments
2017Soviet Officer Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved the World' (npr.org)
128 points | 4 years ago with 19 comments
2011A Cosmonaut's Fiery Death Retold (npr.org)
128 points | 10 years ago with 45 comments
2015The 'Over-Parenting Crisis' in School and at Home (npr.org)
111 points | 5 years ago with 198 comments
2016Left brain hemisphere more awake the first night sleeping in a new place (npr.org)
111 points | 3 years ago with 62 comments
2015A doctor who championed hand-washing and briefly saved lives (npr.org)
106 points | 3 years ago with 88 comments
2011The loneliest plant in the world (npr.org)
102 points | 9 years ago with 19 comments
2012Embarrassed by your Olympic javelin: did cavemen do it better? (npr.org)
101 points | 2 years ago with 93 comments
2018A Nearly Extinct Bootlegger's Corn Gets a Second Shot (npr.org)
98 points | 4 years ago with 34 comments
2019After China Objects, Apple Removes App Used by Hong Kong Protestors (npr.org)
97 points | 2 years ago with 5 comments
2015How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? (npr.org)
95 points | 3 years ago with 150 comments
2005My Lobotomy: Howard Dully's Journey (npr.org)
92 points | 8 months ago with 74 comments
2014A Spoon That Shakes to Counteract Hand Tremors (npr.org)
92 points | 5 years ago with 14 comments
2015Why Some Doctors Hesitate to Screen Smokers for Lung Cancer (npr.org)
91 points | 5 years ago with 90 comments
2015Dining like Darwin: When scientists swallow their subjects (npr.org)
91 points | 9 months ago with 83 comments
2014NORAD's Santa Tracker Began with a Typo and a Good Sport (npr.org)
89 points | 7 years ago with 16 comments
2015Can Esperanto Make a Comeback? (npr.org)
88 points | 3 years ago with 222 comments
2018Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750k Meant to Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House (npr.org)
86 points | 2 years ago with 36 comments
2008“Assault on Reason” Endangers Democracy (npr.org)
84 points | 3 years ago with 100 comments
2015When tipping was considered un-American (npr.org)
80 points | 3 years ago with 241 comments
2012Who Killed Lard? (npr.org)
80 points | 9 years ago with 70 comments
2013The Sounds of New York City, Circa 1920 (npr.org)
80 points | 4 years ago with 15 comments
2010Even Knowingly Taking A Placebo Seems To Help (npr.org)
78 points | 10 years ago with 32 comments
2013When Power Goes to Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart (npr.org)
78 points | 5 years ago with 36 comments
2012Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online (npr.org)
78 points | 9 years ago with 13 comments
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