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In Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, oil bunkering — the practice of siphoning oil from pipelines — has transformed parts of the once-thriving delta ecosystem into an ecological dead zone, according to the U.N. Environment Programme. Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto hide caption

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Mercy me: Photos show what humans have done to the planet in the Anthropocene age

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This building in Rafah, in southern Gaza, was destroyed by Israeli bombardment in December. amid continuing battles between Israel and Hamas. Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The new documentary Agent of Happiness follows Bhutanese bureaucrats who survey people about their state of mind. From left: director Dorottya Zurbó, happiness agents Amber Kumar Gurung and Guna Raj Kuikel, and director Arun Bhattarai. DDA hide caption

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Pakistani women jostle to receive their ballot papers prior to casting their ballot at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in Lahore. A study in The Lancet provides evidence that free and fair elections are associated with a lower burden of chronic diseases. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers studied the gut microbes of runners from the Boston Marathon, isolating one strain of bacteria that may boost athletic performance. Nicolaus Czarnecki/Boston Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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In Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, oil bunkering — the practice of siphoning oil from pipelines — has transformed parts of the once-thriving delta ecosystem into an ecological dead zone, according to the U.N. Environment Programme. Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto hide caption

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Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

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Fecal transplantation is an experimental procedure to treat intestinal conditions, including recurrent, antibiotic-resistant Clostridium difficile infection. But if the donor stool is not properly screened, it can spread other illnesses. SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Science Source hide caption

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An FDA inspection of this Ranbaxy facility in Toansa, Punjab, India, in 2014, revealed drug quality testing violations, resulting in the FDA prohibiting Ranbaxy from marketing drugs in the U.S. that were manufactured at this plant. Dhiraj Singh/Getty Images hide caption

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Measles used to be a common childhood disease, but after an effective vaccine was developed, the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. This year's outbreaks, however, put that status in jeopardy. solidcolours/Getty Images hide caption

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While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study says the kits actually produce less food waste. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Fisher-Price has recalled its popular Rock 'n Play sleeper, after the Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed that least 30 babies' deaths were linked to it. Courtesy of US Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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Workers repair the roof of a small shop while a woman hangs clothing to dry among debris in Beira, Mozambique. The city was badly damaged after Cyclone Idai hit on March 14. Guillem Sartorio/Getty Images hide caption

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He Thought His City Was Prepared For Big Storms. Then Cyclone Idai Hit

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An aerial view of a combine harvesting corn in a field near Jarrettsville, Md. A new study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S. and many of them give birth in prison or jail. Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

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This colorized scanning electron micrograph shows human cells in a lab infected with "pink" influenza viruses. As many as 650,000 people each year die from flu, according to the World Health Organization. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption

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