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Trump's Nominee To Be The Next Head Of NASA Prepares For Senate Hearing

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Monsoon rains flooded Mumbai in August 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread diseases like dengue fever. Drought has affected the health of Somalians. (From left) Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images; Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Health, Spreading Disease

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Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs

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Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide

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NPR intern Kevin Garcia endures the sour taste of Warheads hard candy. Why are we tempted by candy that pretends to be made of hazardous chemicals, that threatens to nuke our taste buds, or that dares us to be disgusted? Photo illustration by Josh Loock/NPR hide caption

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At the SolarWorld manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Ore., John Clason stacks solar cells before loading them into machines that build solar panels. Cassandra Profita/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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The Mexican long-tongued bat is one of the species that pollinates agave, but its ecosystem is being disrupted by large-scale, cheaper methods of making tequila. Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International hide caption

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Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

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'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM

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Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony

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Megan Phelps-Roper: If You're Raised To Hate, Can You Reverse It?

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South Florida Worries About Possible Dike Failure

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Shankar Vedantam, NPR's social science correspondent and host of the Hidden Brain podcast, explains why some of us are really good at recognizing faces and others are not. John Lamb/Getty Images hide caption

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We're Not As Good At Remembering Faces As We Think We Are

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