Washington, DC - Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver’s license, compared to the previous three months on a learner’s permit, suggests a study led by the National Institutes of Health. Teens are also four times more likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as rapid acceleration, sudden braking and hard turns, during this period. In contrast, teens on a learner’s permit drove more safely, with their crash/near crash and risky driving rates similar to those of adults. The study appears in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Los Angeles, California - To celebrate summer, Food Tank is highlighting 18 food and agriculture books to add to your summer reading list. These books tackle topics like food policy, animal welfare, and seasonal eating and allow readers to travel to Australia and Puget Sound without ever having to leave home.

Sonkajarvi, Finland - As many of you probably already know, the 23rd World Wife-Carrying Championships were held recently in Sonkajarvi, Finland. And, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], 53 brawny hubbies from 13 countries, including the United States, shouldered their responsibilities and carried their wives for an hour-long trek over a treacherous course. 

Washington, DC - Will Pope Francis become the first Pontiff in space? 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey - In A Shadow Away British archaeologist Andrew Seaton discovers a jewel-encrusted golden statue and immediately realizes he may have uncovered the key to the lost city of El Dorado. The statue disappears before he can verify his findings, and Andrew must rely on private detective Alex Cort to recover the prized artifact.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Whether your pet is curious about fireworks or fears them, here are tips from a Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine expert.