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Corals around the world have been dying because of warming waters and pollution. Some researchers hope they can reverse the trend by growing new corals in the lab. Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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As Corals Wither Around The World, Scientists Try IVF

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Mathematicians Could Help In Gerrymandering Legal Cases

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Physicist Stephon Alexander shares his love of science with his students at Brown University, and his love of jazz with musicians around Providence. Ari Daniel for NPR hide caption

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Scientist Stephon Alexander: 'Infinite Possibilities' Unite Jazz And Physics

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Each night, volunteers prepare a meal for the guests at the shelter, and everyone eats together. Ari Daniel for NPR hide caption

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Temporary Housing For Young People, By Young People

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Children's faces line the wall of Soulumination in Seattle. The non-profit is a collection of photographers who volunteer their time to document families with children who are stillborn or terminally ill. Jeff Emtman for NPR hide caption

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Photos Of A Short Life Comfort Only Some Grieving Parents

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A midas fly touches down on the sands of the desert in the United Arab Emirates. A lake in the area has brought new forms of wildlife, but some scientists are concerned it could harm the habitat of the midas fly. Brigitte Howarth hide caption

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What's A Lake Doing In The Middle Of The Desert?

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Haitians celebrate their independence from France on Jan. 1 each year with a traditional squash soup called soup joumou. Courtesy of Whole Foods hide caption

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Haitians Mark The New Year With A Belly Full Of Soup

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Amanda Nottke, who earned her Ph.D. from Harvard, sorts through used micropipettes that will be shipped to overseas science labs.

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Used Lab Equipment Finds A Second Home Overseas

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Jewish Holiday Celebrated By Occupying Wall Street

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Guy Narbonne, a paleontologist at Queen's University in Ontario, inspects a fossil at the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland. It is filled with half-a-billion-year-old treasures like this one.

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Fossils Help Rev Hard-Hit Newfoundland Fishing Area

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A worker installs a solar panel on the roof of a house in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife in March 2011. The country's solar sector intends to double its contribution to the national grid by 2020, after an earlier government attempt at boosting the industry failed. Santiago Ferrero/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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After Aiming Too High, Spain Renews Solar Push

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Katz took an advanced physics class at Stony Brook University. He cherishes this page of his notebook, when his professor began teaching about electromagnetism. Ari Daniel Shapiro hide caption

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Young Ultra-Orthodox Jews Struggle Against Tradition

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Dear Lice Guy: What's Bugging Me?

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Bill Ferson, 92, has been working at the Vita Needle Company for more than 20 years. He arrives around 4 a.m. four days a week. Ari Daniel Shapiro for NPR hide caption

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In Their 90s, Working For More Than Just A Paycheck

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