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The challenge of refrigerating COVID-19 vaccines is acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where only 28% of health care facilities have reliable power. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Problem: Keeping Vaccines Cold With Limited Electricity. Solution: Solar Fridges

The challenge of refrigerating COVID-19 vaccines is acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where only 28% of health care facilities have reliable power. One solution? A new kind of freezer powered by the sun.

The challenge of refrigerating COVID-19 vaccines is acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where only 28% of health care facilities have reliable power. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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A Revolutionary Solar Fridge Will Help Keep COVID Vaccines Cold In Sub-Saharan Africa

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Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
What Goes On The Velvet Underground
Sweet Li'l Thing Eels
Sheep Go to Heaven Cake
Extreme Ways Moby

An artistic image of what happens when a monstrous black hole collides with — and gulps down — a neutron star the size of a large city. Carl Knox/OzGrav/Swinburne hide caption

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When A City-Size Star Becomes A Black Hole's Lunch, The Universe Roils

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Calypso Bop Emanons
Love Is All Right (The Horse) Cliff Nobles

"I am very conscious of the fact that these things that I've internalized are these kind of middle, upper middle-class white American milestones," says author Doree Shafrir about the societal pressures of the perfect job, marriage, and homeownership, "but that didn't make them any less real to me." Diana Ragland /Courtesy of the author hide caption

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A late bloomer makes the case for rejecting life's typical timeline

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Bodys Car Seat Headrest

Timothy Dominique, 62, lives in a donated RV parked next door to the family home where he was staying when Hurricane Laura hit Lake Charles last year. He says he received nothing from FEMA because he does not own the home and didn't have a formal rental agreement. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most

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Spotless Mind Jon Brion
We're Going Home Clint Mansell
Spooky Couch Albert Hammond, Jr.
Mrs Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
the Mining Days Michael Brook
Record Time Quiet Life
The Man Who Took My Sunglasses Khruangbin

The new movie Zola is based on a viral Twitter thread. Taylour Paige (right) stars as Zola, and Riley Keough (left) plays Stefani, the exotic dancer who invites her on an ill-fated road trip to Florida. Courtesy A24 hide caption

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How Hollywood Translated The Epic Poetry Of The Viral 'Zola' Thread

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Alabama filed a federal lawsuit to force the U.S. Census Bureau to move up the release of 2020 census redistricting data and stop its plans for using a new way of keeping people's information in the data confidential. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Long-Awaited Redistricting Data Is Expected In August After A Legal Fight Cools

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Leaving Family Ben Sollee

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