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Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he had rescinded an emergency proclamation put in place to deal with telescope protesters who are blocking the access road to the summit of Mauna Kea. Audrey McAvoy/AP hide caption

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Loggerhead Sea Turtles Lay Record-Breaking Number Of Nests In The Southeast This Year

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Actual scientific research on beards is, regrettably, scant. However, researchers now know how beards are perceived by one important group of people: children. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids See Bearded Men As Strong — But Unattractive, Study Finds

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A discarded plastic bottle lies on the beach at Sandy Hook, N.J. Packaging is the largest source of the plastic waste that now blankets our planet. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess

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Airway-irritating acetals seem to form in some types of vape juice even without heat, researchers find — likely a reaction between the alcohol and aldehydes in the liquid. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors In The U.S. Use CRISPR Technique To Treat A Genetic Disorder For The 1st Time

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A Pipistrel Taurus Electro electric two-seat airplane flies above Ajdovscina, Slovenia. Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With An Eye Toward Lower Emissions, Clean Air Travel Gets Off The Ground

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It may plague your summer peaches and plums, but the fruit fly is "one of the most important animals" in medical research, says conservationist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. Sefa Kaya/500px Prime/Getty Images hide caption

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Bugged By Insects? 'Buzz, Sting, Bite' Makes The Case For 6-Legged Friends

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Gray was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was an infant. She was considering a bone marrow transplant when she heard about the CRISPR study and jumped at the chance to volunteer. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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In A 1st, Doctors In U.S. Use CRISPR Tool To Treat Patient With Genetic Disorder

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For the second time in a month, an intense heat wave has hit Western Europe, particularly France. In Toulouse, temperatures reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit by 10 p.m. This heat wave is characterized by unusually high temperatures at night. Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Is Anything More Urgent Than The Temperature Of Our Planet?

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Altovise Ewing, who has a doctorate in human genetics and counseling, now works as a genetic counselor and researcher at 23andMe, one of the largest direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, based in Mountain View, Calif. Karen Santos for NPR hide caption

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Sovereign Valentine, a personal trainer in Plains, Mont., needs dialysis for his end-stage renal disease. When he first started dialysis treatments, Fresenius Kidney Care clinic in Missoula charged $13,867.74 per session, or about 59 times the $235 Medicare pays for a dialysis session. Tommy Martino/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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