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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins floats in the International Space Station in September 2016, wearing a spacesuit decorated by patients recovering at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. NASA Johnson/Flickr hide caption

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A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

Meet Kate Rubins, a virus-hunter turned astronaut. When she sequenced DNA in space for the first time, she opened the door to a new era in space biology.

Rocky spent his first few years raised by people, and is particularly attuned to human speech and behavior, researchers say. But his remarkable ability to learn and match human pitch and common sounds of speech surprised them. Mark Kaser/Courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo hide caption

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Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

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Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

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40 year-old Longhua worker Wu Songtao and co-worker Wang Fuxiang stand at the bottom of their coal mine in Dalianhe. It's one of China's largest open-pit mines. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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As China's Coal Mines Close, Miners Are Becoming Bolder In Voicing Demands

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Alynda Segarra founded Hurray for the Riff Raff in New Orleans, but her story begins in a Puerto Rican community in the Bronx. Sarrah Danziger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Girl, Interrupted: Hurray For The Riff Raff On Identity Lost And Found

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins floats in the International Space Station in September 2016, wearing a spacesuit decorated by patients recovering at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. NASA Johnson/Flickr hide caption

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A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

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A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

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The myth that vaccines cause autism has persisted, even though the facts paint an entirely different story. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Why Piling On Facts May Not Help In The Battle Against Fake News

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