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A paradise flying snake seen eating a gecko at the West Bali National Park in Indonesia. Sijori Images/Barcroft Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Actors reading during the recording of an episode of the radio soap opera "Musekeweya" in Kigali, produced by the NGO Twice a week, people all around Rwanda gather in groups to listen together. Stephanie Aglietti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

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Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of a record heat wave. Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory hide caption

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How Record Heat In Siberia Is Messing With...Everything

Climate change and this year's weather patterns are behind the record-breaking heat in Siberia. NPR Climate Reporter Rebecca Hersher tells us how it's contributed to all sorts of problems there — mosquito swarms, buckling roads, wildfires. And we'll hear how these high temps are threatening the livelihoods of Indigenous Russians.

How Record Heat In Siberia Is Messing With...Everything

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Ainissa Ramirez is the author of the book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. Bruce Fizzell hide caption体育365

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Lightbulbs Strike Back

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Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first encountered Ebola in 1976, before it had been identified. Since then, from his post at the Congo National Institute for Biomedical Research, he has led the global search for a cure. Samantha Reinders/Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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People sit in their cars and wait in line at a COVID19 testing center on July 7 in Austin, Texas. Some testing sites have hours long waits and some people arrive as early as sunrise. Patients have their temperature and pulse checked before being swabbed. Along with Florida and Arizona, coronavirus cases in Texas have spiked recently. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption体育365

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3 Million Cases And Counting, U.S. Faces Same Problems From Beginning Of Pandemic

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Faced with a rat trapped in a restrainer, a free rat opens the trap's door to liberate the trapped animal (while stepping on its head — "very rat-ish behavior," says University of Chicago neurobiologist Peggy Mason). David Christopher/University of Chicago hide caption

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To Come To The Rescue Or Not? Rats, Like People, Take Cues From Bystanders

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This light micrograph from the brain of someone who died with Alzheimer's disease shows the plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that are typical of the disease. A glitch that prevents healthy cell structures from transitioning from one phase to the next might contribute to the tangles, researchers say. Jose Luis Calvo/ Science Source hide caption

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Dajae Williams is a quality engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. "I create music that fuses hip-hop and math as a tool to encourage underprivileged youth to explore STEM." NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption体育365

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This NASA Engineer Is Bringing Math And Science To Hip-Hop

Encore episode. NASA engineer Dajae Williams is using hip hop to make math and science more accessible to young people of color. We talk with Dajae about her path to NASA, and how music helped her fall in love with math and science when she was a teenager.

This NASA Engineer Is Bringing Math And Science To Hip-Hop

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Police in the southern New South Wales border city of Albury check cars crossing the state border from Victoria on July 7 as authorities close the border due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria. Australia ordered millions of people locked down to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, as nations across the world scrambled to stop the rampaging pandemic. William West/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ideas For Reopening Schools; Evidence Of Airborne Spread

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A researcher at Peking University's Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics conducts tests on May 14. Scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science from places they're unfamiliar with. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption体育365

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The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

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In 2009, Australia's deadliest bushfires on record destroyed Kinglake, a town just over an hour's drive northeast of Melbourne. The disaster had long-term effects on families. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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At seventeen years old, Fred Clay was sentenced to prison for a crime he did not commit. Various flawed ideas in psychology were used to determine his guilt. Ken Richardson/Ken Richardson hide caption体育365

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A healthcare worker looks out from a window in the door to the COVID-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, July 2. Despite its renowned medical center with the largest agglomeration of hospitals and research laboratories in the world, Houston is on the verge of being overwhelmed by cases of coronavirus exploding in Texas. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuit Forces Release of Government Data On Racial Inequity Of Coronavirus

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