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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Talked To People In Their Dreams. They Answered

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Joy Buolamwini: How Do Biased Algorithms Damage Marginalized Communities?

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Colette Pichon Battle: How Can We Prepare For The Next Hurricane Katrina?

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Micro Wave: Let's Talk About Urine

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COVID-19 Variant Found In New York City Worries Researchers

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Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans, by Michaeleen Doucleff Avid Reader Press hide caption

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'Hunt, Gather, Parent' Offers Lessons Collected Around The World

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The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?

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Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon's company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. "The reason we're giving it away is to clean up the air," Hollon says. "We want everybody to do it. It's everybody's air that we're all breathing. Makes my mountain bike ride that much easier." Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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America's Energy Future: How Gas Companies Are Fighting To Block Climate Rules

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3rd COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Available Soon In The U.S.

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Soil on hilltops in this photo is lighter in color, revealing a loss of fertile topsoil. Evan Thaler for NPR hide caption

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New Evidence Shows Fertile Soil Gone From Midwestern Farms

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky likens the call she got from the Biden team, asking her to lead the CDC amid a pandemic, to a hospital alarm that goes off when a patient's heart has stopped. "I got called during a code," she says. "And when you get called during a code, your job is to be there to help." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Biden's Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data To Save Lives

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