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The Craft Sequence: Please Do Judge These Books By Their Covers

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 5:03am

This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine rewinds Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence. Critic Amal El-Mohtar was drawn in by great cover art and discovered a sharp, smart, unusual urban fantasy series.

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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:16am

Writer Arthur Allen describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis. Originally broadcast July 22, 2014.

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