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Prescribed burns, like this one in Humboldt County, Calif., reduce the underbrush without destroying trees. Lenya Quinn-Davidson hide caption

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Environment

To Stop Extreme Wildfires, California Is Learning From ... Florida?

Another destructive fire season has Western states searching for ways to prevent it. The Southeast just might have the answers: setting controlled fires before the wildfires come.

Relief Philanthrope
Deserted Philanthrope feat. Mono:Massive

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Why The South Is Decades Ahead Of The West In Wildfire Prevention

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The Art of War Synthetic Epiphany
Eternal Synthetic Epiphany
Uno Madlib

Nashville, Tenn., kindergarten teacher Amber Updegrove leads her class in a lesson this month. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced an investigation into Tennessee's requirement that schools allow families to opt out of mask mandates. John Partipilo/AP hide caption

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Education Dept. Announces Civil Rights Investigations Into 5 States' Mask Mandate Bans

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Elizabeth Holmes walks into the United States Federal Courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Nic Coury/AP hide caption

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Elizabeth Holmes Promised Miracles By A Finger Prick. Her Fraud Trial Starts Tuesday

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Twelve Rohne
Flicker Rohne

"It was one of the most beautiful experiences I've had, to be honest," Jennifer Koh says about creating Alone Together. Jürgen Frank/Shuman Associates hide caption

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Isolated By Pandemic, Violinist Jennifer Koh Nurtured A New Community Online

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Cooper and Emma Jennifer Koh
Your Heart Dreams of Spring Jennifer Koh
Music Box (Reprised) Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Cabrini Walk Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Like Tall Ships Upon the Sky Seas of Years
Aerial Convergence Seas of Years

Testing your antibody levels to get a sense of your COVID-19 protection may be tempting, especially as you wait for a booster shot. But scientists say these widely available tests can't tell you the full story, at least not yet. Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty hide caption

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Antibody Tests Should Not Be Your Go-To For Checking COVID Immunity

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Red Light Green Light Phaeleh
Earthbound Phaeleh
Airlanes Run_Return
Toselli Serenade Italian Mandolin Torna A Surriento
Musetta's Waltz Italian Mandolin Torna A Surriento
No Farm No Food No Future My Dad vs. Yours
Habla Paisano My Dad vs. Yours
Deep Sleep Devo

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