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When ticks come into contact with clothing sprayed with permethrin, research shows, they quickly become incapacitated and are unable to bite. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play, a study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die, after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.

Kool in the Summer Freddie Joachim
Quick Freddie Joachim
Jazz Influence Kondor
Passim Edamame feat. Emancipator
Follow Meridian Edamame
My Long Goodbye The Best Pessimist
Hearts The Best Pessimist
Cold Water, Walk Further Cross Record
Mandarin Mooncake
Zaris Mooncake
Les Papillons for piano Leonid Kuzmin
Erlk├Ânig (II), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 328d), S. 55 Murray Perahia

Mumbai's Juhu beach is strewn with trash at low tide during monsoon season. Floodwaters flush garbage out of the city and into the Arabian Sea. As tides ebb, beaches are blanketed in trash, much of it plastic. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An Indian State Bans Plastic Bags, Straws And More. Will It Work?

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Kerala Bonobo
Migration Bonobo
Forest2 Soda Island and Avionics

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To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

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Alan Dambach developed tremors that caused his hands to shake uncontrollably. His condition made it difficult to work on his family's tree farm in Fombell, Pa. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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How Highly Focused Sound Waves Steadied A Farmer's Trembling Hand

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The View Eastern Sun
Rapture at Sea Eastern Sun

The Trump administration is halting billions of dollars in payments required under the ACA, citing a district court decision in New Mexico from earlier this year. Insurers say, the timing of the decision could mean higher premiums for millions of individuals and small businesses next year. Nathan Griffith/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

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Unshield Arms and Sleepers
Hurry Slowly Arms and Sleepers
Angels (Kygo Edit) The XX
In the Treetops Mammal Hands
Hey Ya Booker T. Jones