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As awareness grows about the environmental toll of single-use plastics, retailers and regulators alike are finding ways to decrease their use. And straws have become a prime target. Barbara Woike/AP hide caption

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Last Straw For Plastic Straws? Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss These Sippers

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Researchers say a new study suggests moms are more likely to say they see themselves in their daughters, and fathers are more likely to say they see themselves in their sons. Tom Werner/Getty Images hide caption

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Admit It, Parents: You Play Favorites With The Kids

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Lava advances west on Leilani Avenue on May 27. U.S. Geological Survey hide caption

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Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption Draws Scientific Interest

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A team at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore is developing a tumor-detecting algorithm for detecting pancreatic cancer. But first, they have to train computers to distinguish between organs. Courtesy of The Felix Project hide caption

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For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence

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Immunofluorescent light micrograph of human colon cancer cells, highlighting the nucleus of each cell in pink. U.S. doctors have been seeing an increase in colorectal cancer cases — and deaths — among people under age 50. SPL/Science Source hide caption

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Get Screened Earlier For Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society

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Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel, 18, has grown up in both Alaska and Washington state. He is an advocate for Alaska Native youth. Kiliii Yuyan for NPR hide caption

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

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How Scientists In Kenya Are Trying To Understand Cow Emissions

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Jerash is famous for its well-preserved Greco-Roman columns, seen here on the ancient Jordanian city's main street. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Scientists Use Lasers To Map An Ancient City In Jordan

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Oil tanks stand near the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion site in Burnaby, British Columbia, in April. The Canadian government bought the project in an effort to ensure it goes forward as the summer construction season nears. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Official Death Toll From Maria In Puerto Rico Is Way Off, Researchers Say

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Want your kid to succeed? Don't try so hard. sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

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Scientists tagged over 30 great white sharks last fall — more than they had ever done in a single season. Courtesy Stanford University — Block Lab Hopkins Marine Station hide caption

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Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

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This graphic, created by the NWS/NCEP Weather Prediction Center, shows rainfall potential for Subtropical Storm Alberto. National Hurricane Center/NOAA hide caption

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