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Researchers have shown that the Indian jumping ant can shrink and regrow its brain. Clint Penick hide caption

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The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

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Abraar Karan spent time in rural India in 2008 while working for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit group that provides eye care. Above: He interviews a woman about the challenge of living from severe cataracts. Daniel Carvalho hide caption

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Tanya Karina, a resident artist at the House of Yes, was in Texas waiting to perform at South by Southwest when the news broke about the severity of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Karina has been using their free time studying holistic therapy and learning the dance form of waacking. José A. Alvarado Jr. for NPR hide caption

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A Georgia Tech employee receives a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination on the campus April 8. For a number of Americans, getting their shots is as easy as showing up to their workplace as some companies and institutions provide on-site vaccinations to their employees. Danny Karnik/AP hide caption

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For Some Americans, Getting A Vaccine Is As Easy As Showing Up To Work

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Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, says her immigrant journey, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies." Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress

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A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, said on Saturday that his health is deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic could be on the verge of death. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Members of the royal family follow Prince Philip's coffin during the ceremonial procession during his funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday in Windsor, England. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait for their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai, India, on Friday. Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity?

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Tony Johnson is chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, a federally unrecognized tribe. He stands on a Willapa Bay, Wash., beach, where he got married and not far from where his ancestors lived. Eilis O'Neill/KUOW hide caption

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Unrecognized Tribes Struggle Without Federal Aid During Pandemic

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Young people today are getting ready to make the most of their youth by partying like these young women did back in the 1920s. Kirn Vintage Stock/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden promotes his American Jobs Plan during an appearance in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on April 7. The sheer scale of his early agenda has drawn comparisons to the achievements of FDR and LBJ. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Molly Garris, 94, moved in with one of her daughters during the pandemic. The move has meant she's able to enjoy a game of spades, one of her favorite pastimes, with her family, including her grandson-in-law, All Things Considered producer Jason Fuller. Carolyn Dixon hide caption

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For Seniors Looking To Stay Sharp In The Pandemic, Try A Game Of Spades

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A person holds up a portrait of George Floyd as people gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 9 in Minneapolis Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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Critics Say Chauvin Defense 'Weaponized' Stigma For Black Americans With Addiction

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Michael Carvajal, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Falwell Jr., pictured at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, is the subject of a new lawsuit by Liberty University, his former employer. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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