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'Canada, Canada, Cana...da': Researchers Spot Change To White-Throated Sparrow's Song

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A face mask covers the mouth and nose of one of the iconic lion statues in front of the New York Public Library Main Branch on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

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Left to right: a neck gaiter (aka a buff) that slips over the head; a KN95 respirator, a version of the N95 respirator used in U.S. hospitals; a pleated surgical mask (below the KN95); a cloth mask. Photo illustration by Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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A medical worker places a swab in a vial while testing for the coronavirus through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Why Latinx People Are Hospitalized From COVID-19 At 4 Times The Rate Of Whites

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Dr. Danielle Hairston, a psychiatry residency director at Howard University in Washington, D.C., trains and mentors young black doctors. Quraishia Ford hide caption

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To Be Young, A Doctor And Black: Overcoming Racial Barriers In Medical Training

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Gilead Sciences, maker of the antiviral drug remdesivir, has come up with a price for the COVID-19 treatment that was less than some analysts expected. ULRICH PERREY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment

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The snake Chrysopelea paradisi is seen in Malaysia's Taman Negara National Park. To get from tree to tree, they can propel themselves in the air. David Renoult/iNaturalist hide caption

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How Snakes Fly (Hint: It's Not On A Plane)

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Then-Director of the National Institutes of Health Elias Zerhouni speaks with President George W. Bush during a round table discussion on cancer prevention at the NIH in Bethesda, Md., in 2007. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Research Shows People Are Not As Divided Along Political Lines As They Think

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TED2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak speaks at TED2016. Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Sarah Parcak: How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

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Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?

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Suzanne Simard: How Do Trees Collaborate?

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Internationally, scientists now have on file the genomes of more than 47,000 different samples of the virus that causes COVID-19 — up from just one in January. Here's a transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange) isolated from a patient. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health hide caption

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This Coronavirus Doesn't Change Quickly, And That's Good News For Vaccine Makers

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