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Drivers with an appointment enter a COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday. One of the largest vaccination sites in the country, it was temporarily shut down Saturday afternoon because of protesters, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Protesters attempt to block the delivery of toxic PCB waste to a landfill in Warren County, N.C., in 1982. It was in response to the state's decision to locate a hazardous waste landfill in a low-income, predominantly Black area of Warren County that the term "environmental racism" was first used by the Rev. Ben Chavis. Jenny Labalme hide caption

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Hope And Skepticism As Biden Promises To Address Environmental Racism

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A beautiful spider spins a web in a forest outside Moscow. Disclosure: this particular spider was not the inspiration for any smack talk heard in this episode. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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FACT SMACK: Spider Edition

With the help of spider scientist Sebastian Echeverri, Maddie presents the case for why spiders are the best and coolest animal. Spoiler alert: some travel thousands of kilometers by "ballooning," while others live part time underwater.

FACT SMACK: Spider Edition

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Rice's whales can grow to 42 feet, but fewer than 100 remain. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hide caption

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Scientists Identify New Whale Species In Gulf Of Mexico

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Naked mole rats are very communicative creatures, they quietly chirp, squeak, twitter or even grunt to one another. The scientists wanted to find out whether these vocalizations have a social function for the animals – and found that each colony has its own dialect that promotes social cohesion. Felix Petermann, MDC hide caption

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Friend Or Foe? Naked Mole Rats Can Tell By A Unique Squeak

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A bonobo family munches on leaves at Lola la Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ley Uwera for NPR hide caption

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How Bonobos Help Explain The Evolution Of Nice

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President Biden said Tuesday that the federal government's vaccine distribution program is "in worse shape than we anticipated." Doug Mills/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How A Lack Of Data On COVID-19 Vaccines Affects Pregnant People

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The World's Biggest Battery (Classic)

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Following the recent surge in cases including the new variant of Covid-19, the most recent lockdown in the United Kingdom advises all citizens to follow the message to stay at home, protect the hospital system and save lives. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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What The Spread Of Coronavirus Variants Means For The U.S.

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