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Travis Warner of Dallas got tested for the coronavirus at a free-standing emergency room in June 2020 after one of his colleagues tested positive for the virus. The emergency room bill included a $54,000 charge for one test. Laura Buckman for KHN hide caption

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The Bill For His COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,000

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A pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass., in May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday again urged all pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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NASA's new telescope bears the name of James Webb (center), an influential figure who was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to lead the space agency during the '60s. But some astronomers say discrimination against gay and lesbian government employees during his tenure should preclude him from having a telescope named in his honor. PhotoQuest/Getty Images hide caption

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Shadowed by controversy, NASA won't rename its new space telescope

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A new study finds common climate change terms can be confusing to the public — including phrases describing the transition to cleaner energy sources. Here, a wind turbine operates near a coal-fired power plant in Germany. Patrick Pleul/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Goodbye, Climate Jargon. Hello, Simplicity!

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Long COVID patient Gary Miller receives treatment from physiotherapist Joan Del Arco at the Long COVID Clinic at King George Hospital in Ilford, London, in May. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Gene-Editing Experiment Improves Sight In Patients With Impaired Vision

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Carlene Knight, who has a congenital eye disorder, volunteered to let doctors edit the genes in her retina using CRISPR. Franny White/OHSU hide caption

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A Gene-Editing Experiment Let These Patients With Vision Loss See Color Again

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An older child gets vaccinated in Michigan. Pfizer and BioNTech say they will submit a formal request for emergency use authorization of the vaccine in children as young as 5 in the coming weeks. Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Over many decades studying sequoias, Nate Stephenson had never seen old-growth sequoias die in large numbers until recently. "That's just unheard of," he says. When the first images emerged after the Castle Fire hit, he wasn't prepared. Lauren Sommer/NPR hide caption

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A spokesperson for Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey called the decision "the result of a rogue judge interfering with the authority and processes of another branch of government." Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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How Our Brains Create Meaning From The Sounds Around Us

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Engineer Marian Croak (left) and ophthalmologist Patricia Bath are the first Black women to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in its nearly 50-year history. National Inventors Hall of Fame hide caption

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