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The Corbevax vaccine was invented at the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital and intended for countries that couldn't get access to more expensive COVID vaccines. India has inoculated millions of teens with Corbevax (above, a vaccination drive for children ages 12-14 at a school in Bangalore) and on August 10 authorized the vaccine as a booster for adults. Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Whatever happened to the new no-patent COVID vaccine touted as a global game changer?

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Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrives in a hotel with a delegation in Zaporizhzia, Ukraine, on Aug. 31. The delegation will travel to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant amid the Russia-Ukraine war. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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What inspectors will look for at Ukraine's war-damaged Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

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Could the ocean contain alien technology? Astronomer Avi Loeb thinks there is a chance. Getty Images hide caption

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An astronomer thinks alien tech could be on the ocean floor. Not everyone agrees

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Flags at the Washington Monument commemorate Americans who died from COVID-19. In 2021, life expectancy in the U.S. fell for the second year in a row. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The cover of Ed Yong's new book, An Immense World. Penguin Random House hide caption

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The new mental health hotline 9-8-8 is live in the US. People experiencing a mental health crisis can simply call or text the number for help. EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images hide caption

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NASA'S pricey new moon rocket — is it worth the cost?

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Astronaut Charlie M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site. John W. Young/NASA hide caption

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Gold miners discovered the mummified Steppe Bison now called "Blue Babe." Researchers believe it is more than 55,000 years old. Unfortunately, radiocarbon dating tools can't measure any further back that. University of Alaska Museum of the North hide caption

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The crater at Haleakalā National Park has been nicknamed the "quietest place on Earth." Nick McMahan/Quiet Parks International hide caption

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Tennis great Rafael Nadal of Spain might think twice about shaking off his beads of perspiration. It turns out that sweat leads to a surprising health benefit. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Why stinky sweat is good for you

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