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Humpback whales, working in teams, circle herring with disorienting curtains of bubbles off Alaska's coast, then shoot up from below with their mouths open. This innovation developed among unrelated groups of humpbacks but is now a widely adopted practice. Brian Skerry/National Geographic hide caption

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The Picture Show

Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Staying There L'indécis
Interlude L'indécis

A state judge in Tennessee ruled the drug company Endo Pharmaceuticals is liable for harm caused by their opioid drug, Opana ER. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Court Blasts Drugmaker Endo For Trying To 'Improperly Corrupt' Opioid Trial

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Walking Aside as You Drift Away Sun Glitters
Where the End Begins Sun Glitters
Uno Madlib
When the Body Arms and Sleepers
Which Ways (Instrumental) Arms and Sleepers
Welcome to the Jungle Stage Kids
Tantalizer Stage Kids
Quickpig Kettel
The Koi Kettel

To cut carbon emissions, President Biden announced an initiative to further cut the cost of solar installations, like this one being tested at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. Dennis Schroeder/NREL hide caption

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How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030

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Vines Emancipator
Siren Emancipator
Such Owls as You Brambles & The Brambles
Unsayable Brambles & The Brambles
Crazy Quilt Kevin Hays & Brad Mehldau
Junk Trichotomy
Five Trichotomy
The Fall Solar Heavy
Oceans Solar Heavy
In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme) Queen

Humpback whales, working in teams, circle herring with disorienting curtains of bubbles off Alaska's coast, then shoot up from below with their mouths open. This innovation developed among unrelated groups of humpbacks but is now a widely adopted practice. Brian Skerry/National Geographic hide caption

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Photos: The Culture Of Whales

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