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Crews observe the continuing eruption in Halema'uma'u at Kilauea in the early morning of Dec. 28. Overnight, the western vent in the wall of Halema'uma'u continued to erupt. D. Downs/USGS hide caption

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The U.S. is unlikely to meet its goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans by the end of the year, health officials said this week. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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How Will Climate And Health Policy Look Under Biden?

Today, something special...an episode of The NPR Politics Podcast we think you might appreciate. Our colleagues take a look at Joe Biden's approach to climate and health policy.

How Will Climate And Health Policy Look Under Biden?

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C.V. Vishveshwara's Revolutionary Black Hole Research Turns 50

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It's Okay To Sleep Late (Do It For Your Immune System)

Dr. Syed Moin Hassan was riled up. "I don't know who needs to hear this," he posted on Twitter, "BUT YOU ARE NOT LAZY IF YOU ARE WAKING UP AT NOON." Hassan speaks to Short Wave's Emily Kwong about de-stigmatizing sleeping in late, and why a good night's rest is so important for your immune system. (Encore episode)

It's Okay To Sleep Late (Do It For Your Immune System)

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Pandemic Advances Scientific Understanding Of Viruses' Air Transmission

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Health researchers say wearing masks and washing your hands often is more important than wiping down surfaces when it comes to protecting yourself from the coronavirus. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

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A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39-A. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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2020: At Least It Was Good For Space Exploration?

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Inside of the Blue Ice Drill tent, drillers Tanner Kuhl (left) and Elizabeth Morton (right) work with graduate students Austin Carter, Jacob Morgan and postdoctoral fellow Sarah Shackleton in Antarctica in 2019. John Higgins hide caption

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Scientists Have Found Some Truly Ancient Ice, But Now They Want Ice That's Even Older

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How To Stop An Asteroid

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Fishermen sell freshly caught seafood at the Saturday Fishermen's Market in Santa Barbara, Calif. When the pandemic began, fishermen watched their markets dry up overnight. Now, as well as public markets like this, some are selling to food assistance programs. April Fulton for NPR hide caption

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Fishermen Team Up With Food Banks To Help Hungry Families

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A Hasidic man and medical workers cross paths near the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in November. When public health messaging comes from community leaders, it's much more likely to be adopted, research on diverse groups finds. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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