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Indians who lost their lives to COVID-19 are cremated in funeral pyres in New Delhi. The aerial photo was taken on Monday. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Tiny Computers Could Have A Huge Impact

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An image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passes over Indonesia, captures evidence of an internal wave in the same general area where the KRI Nanggala submarine disappeared earlier this month. Jeff Schmaltz/, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins

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Sonia Altizer: What Can We Learn From The Migration Of Monarch Butterflies?

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Carolyn Freiwald: What Can Our Teeth Tell Us About Where We Come From?

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Fragile X syndrome involves changes in the X chromosome, as pictured in the four columns of chromosomes starting on the left. The fifth column, on the far right, shows two normal X chromosomes. Richard J. Green/Science Source hide caption

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An Alzheimer's Drug May Boost Cognition In People With Fragile X Syndrome

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Tia Tate is a computational biologist currently working in a postdoctoral position at a federal agency in North Carolina. Cornell Watson for NPR hide caption

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Why Having Diverse Government Scientists Is Key To Dealing With Climate Change

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Some of Vick Krishna's recent videos explaining different aspects of the coronavirus vaccines have gone viral. The first was an explainer of the mRNA vaccines. hotvickkrishna TikTok/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The Viral TikTok Explaining mRNA Vaccines With ... Forks!

We at Short Wave are sometimes a little too aware of how difficult it can be to explain science to a general audience. So when we came across Vick Krishna's viral TikTok breaking down how the mRNA vaccine works, we were impressed and immediately like, "We've got to get him on the show!" Today's that show. Vick breaks down the inspiration, the science and his newfound responsibility as an accidental science communicator.

The Viral TikTok Explaining mRNA Vaccines With ... Forks!

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Wildlife has moved into deserted towns in Fukushima prefecture, after people evacuated due to the nuclear accident a decade ago. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask when they're outdoors unless they're in a crowded space. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, joined by Sens. Ed Markey (left) and Martin Heinrich, discusses legislation in April to reimpose regulations to reduce methane pollution from oil and gas wells. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Biden Signs Bill To Restore Regulations On Climate-Warming Methane Emissions

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The newly sequenced Canada lynx genome has already offered hints of how the North American wildcat might adapt — or not — to climate change, researchers say. Keith Williams/Flickr hide caption

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25 Down And 71,632 To Go: Scientists Seek Genomes Of All Critters With A Backbone

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Rod Colwell, CEO of Controlled Thermal Resources, is among many hoping to transform the area around California's Salton Sea into a domestic source of lithium for electric car batteries. Benjamin Purper/KVCR hide caption

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California's 'White Gold' Rush: Lithium In Demand Amid Surge In Electric Vehicles

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