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A child is immunized against polio at the health clinic in a farming village in northern Nigeria. The procedure involves pinching two drops of the vaccine into the child's mouth. For full protection, the child needs three doses, spaced out over time. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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How To Get Rid Of Polio For Good? There's A $5 Billion Plan

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Men walk along a railway line in Beijing on Jan. 12, as air pollution reached hazardous levels. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Early Deaths

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Bo's Veranda Morphine
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A colored 3-D MRI scan of the brain's white matter pathways traces connections between cells in the cerebrum and the brainstem. Tom Barrick, Chris Clark, SGHMS /Science Source hide caption

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Obama's Plan To Explore The Brain: A 'Most Audacious' Project

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, heads a State Council session alongside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow last year. Increasing political attacks on Medvedev have accompanied Putin's suspicions about his erstwhile partner's ambitions. Yekaterina Shtukina/AP hide caption

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Once Championed By Putin, Medvedev Falls Precipitously Out Of Favor

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Confucius Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin
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When Kit (Martin Sheen) meets young Holly (Sissy Spacek), it's a match made in cinematic heaven. The pairing of the young couple in Badlands was the beginning of prolific careers for both actors. The Criterion Collection hide caption

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Home Video Review: 'Badlands'

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Jungle Bumb 20
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Cosmic Florian Weber

This bur oak, called "The Big Tree" by Missouri locals, has been around for centuries. When a drought hit the state last year, the community came together to offer help and water for the iconic tree. Courtesy of Christopher Starbuck hide caption

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In Missouri, Days Of Drought Send Caretakers To One 'Big Tree'

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Manic Depressive Omer Avital, Aaron Goldberg et. al.

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