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Debris blankets the north side of one of the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. Researchers found a huge amount of plastic both onshore and buried in the sand. Courtesy of Silke Stuckenbrock hide caption

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Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic

The Cocos Keeling Islands make up barely 6 square miles in the Indian Ocean. It's a good place to measure debris because almost no one lives there. Scientists were flabbergasted by what they found.

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The increase in suicide rates was highest for girls ages 10 to 14, rising by nearly 13% since 2007. While for boys of the same age, it rose by 7%. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

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Herman Wouk, 'The Jackie Robinson Of Jewish American Fiction,' Dies At 103

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Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic

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