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Shopping Without A Mask Depends On Where You Live, Despite New CDC Guidelines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said," We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some kind of normalcy." But local authorities are making their own decisions on relaxing the rules.(Image credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Painful Endometriosis Could Hold Clues To Tissue Regeneration, Scientist Says

MIT bioengineer Linda Griffith spent years in debilitating pain before she was diagnosed with a condition often neglected in research. Her focus on the basic biology could lead to better treatments.(Image credit: Ada daSilva/Getty Images)

Freshly Made Plutonium From Outer Space Found On Ocean Floor

Something went boom in outer space and sent radioactive stardust our way, and it's just been found at the bottom of the ocean.(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/CXC/SAO, Animation: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz./STScI/CXC/SAO/NASA )

Man Who Is Paralyzed Communicates By Imagining Handwriting

By decoding the brain signals involved in handwriting, researchers have allowed a man who is paralyzed to transform his thoughts into words on a computer screen.(Image credit: Science Photo Library/Pasieka/Getty Images)

For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business

The coronavirus pandemic has created an opening for vaccine opponents to peddle alternative therapies, unproven cures and website subscriptions.(Image credit: Emilija Manevska/Getty Images)

FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer's COVID Vaccine And Adolescents

Ages 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. But when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.(Image credit: Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Cats Take 'If I Fits I Sits' Seriously, Even If The Space Is Just An Illusion

If you've spent any time around cats, you've seen them curl up in cozy spaces. A new study on feline cognition shows that they also like to sit in snug squares created by a kind of optical illusion.(Image credit: Tara McCready)

News Brief: COVID-19 Vaccine, Clashes In Jerusalem, Gene-Editing Experiment

The FDA is expected to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds. Security ramped up for Jerusalem Day parade. Experiment could restore vision for some patients with genetic disorders.

Blind Patients Hope Landmark Gene-Editing Experiment Will Restore Their Vision

The unprecedented study involves using the gene-editing technique CRISPR to edit a gene while it's still inside a patient's body. In exclusive interviews, NPR talks with two of the first participants.(Image credit: Josh Andersen/Oregon Health & Science University )

'Extraordinary Discovery': Archaeologists Find Neanderthal Remains In Cave Near Rome

Archaeologists unearth the remains of nine Neanderthals, dating from 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, in a discovery the Italian culture minister says will be "the talk of the world." (Image credit: Emanuele Antonio Minerva/Italian Culture Ministry via AP)

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