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Emily Whittington, a radiation therapist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, pulls down a mask intended to guide radiation beams into patients with head and neck cancer. Emily Siner/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

'Courage Unmasked' Turns Symbol Of Cancer's Torture Into Art

For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.

Five industrial wind turbines form part of the Gorona del Viento power plant on the island of El Hierro. By the end of this year, the power plant is set to generate 100 percent of the energy El Hierro needs, making it the world's first energy-independent island powered only by renewables. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.

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In Sierra Leone, a burial team from the government carries the coffin of an Ebola doctor who succumbed to the virus. Funerals and other expressions of mourning are key moments for anthropologists to translate between native cultures and foreign aid efforts, anthropologist Ann Kelly says. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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