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NPR's audience were drawn to a wide range of topics in 2015, from music and politics to the lives of girls and the work of robots. Top, from left: Matt Rourke/Getty Images; Jane Greenhalgh/NPR; Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images. Middle, from left: Darren McCollester/Getty Images; Naftali Beder for NPR; Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central. Bottom, from left: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images; Claire O'Neill/NPR; Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Art imitates life in this 2015 addition to London's Madame Tussauds: a wax figure of Kim Kardashian, taking a selfie — naturally. Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images hide caption

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Selfies In 2015: A Woman Thing?

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As TV Streaming Rises, So Does Internet Piracy

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People sample the Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR Virtually Reality headset Sept. 24 in Hollywood, Calif., at the Oculus Connect 2 event. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is 2016 The Year Virtual Reality Finally Goes Mainstream?

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Podcasts like those featured in the iTunes Store's top 200 are well-known, but the music featured in them tends to be obscure. iTunes Store hide caption

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In The Podcast World, Some Music Students Seek A Career Gateway

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Musician David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker says Spotify streamed his songs without his permission. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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Spotify Faces Class Action For Copyright Infringement

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Chemist Wants To Change The Color Of Science

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The Cybersecurity Argument For And Against Device Encryption

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Libraries Lend Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spots To Those Who Need Internet Service

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