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A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

Meet Kate Rubins, a virus-hunter turned astronaut. When she sequenced DNA in space for the first time, she opened the door to a new era in space biology.

Rocky spent his first few years raised by people, and is particularly attuned to human speech and behavior, researchers say. But his remarkable ability to learn and match human pitch and common sounds of speech surprised them. Mark Kaser/Courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo hide caption

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Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

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Reichpop Wild Nothing
To Know You Wild Nothing
Bromas Tristeza

40 year-old Longhua worker Wu Songtao and co-worker Wang Fuxiang stand at the bottom of their coal mine in Dalianhe. It's one of China's largest open-pit mines. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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As China's Coal Mines Close, Miners Are Becoming Bolder In Voicing Demands

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Dogs Beware of Safety
The Laughter Died Beware of Safety
Neo Christian Löffler
Airlanes Run_Return
The Oddmory Principle The Seven Mile Journey

Alynda Segarra founded Hurray for the Riff Raff in New Orleans, but her story begins in a Puerto Rican community in the Bronx. Sarrah Danziger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Girl, Interrupted: Hurray For The Riff Raff On Identity Lost And Found

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Pa'lante Hurray For The Riff Raff
Finale Hurray For The Riff Raff

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A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

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Only Promises Blue Sky Black Death
Brave Hearts Blue Sky Black Death
Remind Me (Nujabes Tribute) Side Effekt
Abyssinian Suite, Pt. 2 The Shaolin Afronauts
Abyssinian Suite, Pt. 3 The Shaolin Afronauts
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The myth that vaccines cause autism has persisted, even though the facts paint an entirely different story. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Why Piling On Facts May Not Help In The Battle Against Fake News

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