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She's a teenager with a cellphone, surfing the Internet. And she's a Syrian refugee who works in the fields up to 14 hours a day. That's the new life of 15-year-old Fatmeh, seen here in the living room area of her family's makeshift shelter. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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A Teen Who Fled Syria Had High Hopes For Her Life In Lebanon: #15Girls

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Ignaz Semmelweis washing his hands in chlorinated lime water before operating. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

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Emergency room doctor Joshua Mugele (left) stands with Dr. Samuel Brisbane at Liberia's JFK Hospital, which saw its first Ebola patient in June. Courtesy of Joshua Mugele hide caption

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Panic In The Parking Lot: A Hospital Sees Its First Ebola Case

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A prosthetic eye is a work of art custom-crafted for an individual. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

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Gorillas rest in the Virunga mountains of Rwanda. More than half of the world's mountain gorillas live in the volcanic chain in East Africa. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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Beneath 8,200 feet of water, the Alvin submarine scopes out the Pacific's seafloor in the 1970s. The geologists aboard weren't searching for life — they were on the hunt for hot spots and undersea thermal vents. Courtesy of Kathy Crane hide caption

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All Flu Special Health Podcast Now Available

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