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Sampson wears personal protective equipment in the lab, like these googles, which are also worn by canine law enforcement and military dogs. Doris Dahl/Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hide caption

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A meadow reflects in a raindrop hanging from a blade of grass in Dresden, Germany. Robert Michael/dpa/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Science Behind That Fresh Rain Scent

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Planetary scientist Roger Fu hikes through the Pilbara region of Australia, looking for rock samples that are billions of years old. Alec Brenner hide caption

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What Earth Looked Like 3.2 Billion Years Ago

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Architects say making the office more like the outdoors — with filtered air and good ventilation — will be a priority post-pandemic. This living wall in the Danielle N. Ripich Commons at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, is one such approach. Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. NIAID-RML/NIH/Flickr hide caption

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Coronavirus 101: What We Do — And Don't — Know About The Outbreak Of COVID-19

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Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani activist who fled the country after being threatened for taking a stand against sexual violence perpetrated by security forces. She was photographed in Brooklyn, where she is now seeking asylum. Tim McDonnell/NPR hide caption

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