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Sir Walter Raleigh, an English adventurer, writer and explorer of the Americas, founded a colony in North Carolina in 1587 that later disappeared. Archaeologists hope to uncover new clues about what happened. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Two views of the Eagle Nebula's "Pillars of Creation," both taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The left shows the pillars in visible light; the right image was taken in infrared light. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team hide caption

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NASA Is Launching A New Telescope That Could Offer Some Cosmic Eye Candy

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A street is blocked with carts and trash cans in the seaside city of Vung Tau, Vietnam on Sept. 13, 2021. More than a half of Vietnam is under lockdown to contain its worst virus outbreak yet Hau Dinh/AP hide caption

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An axolotl photographed in Lake Xochimilco. Paul Starosta/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lotl Love For The Axolotl

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In this undated photo provided by the Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology in Dummerstorf, Germany, a calf enters a "MooLoo" pen to urinate. Thomas Häntzschel/FBN via AP hide caption

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Commuters walk into a flooded subway station and disrupted service due to extremely heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 2, 2021. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Means More Subway Floods; How Cities Are Adapting

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Various types of pufferfish are among those served as the gastronomic delicacy fugu. The paralyzing nerve toxin some of these fish contain is also under study by brain scientists hunting new ways to treat amblyopia. shan.shihan/Getty Images hide caption

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Pufferfish Toxin Holds Clues To Treating 'Lazy Eye' In Adults

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An artist's impression of a woolly mammoth in a snow-covered environment. Leonello Calvetti/Stocktrek Images/Getty Images/Stocktrek Images hide caption

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Macaques check out a camera in Galtaji Temple in Jaipur, India. Monkeys have been known to sneak into swimming pools, courts and even the halls of India's Parliament. One attorney told author Mary Roach about a macaque that infiltrated a medical institute and began pulling out patient IVs. Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey Thieves, Drunk Elephants — Mary Roach Reveals A Weird World Of Animal 'Crime'

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses reporters Tuesday at the John L. Burton California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento after beating back the recall attempt that aimed to remove him from office. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Gov. Newsom Keeps His Seat As A Majority Of California Voters Reject The Recall

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Kathleen Hipps was fully vaccinated when she got sick from COVID-19—a breakthrough infection. Weeks later, she's still experiencing symptoms. Kathleen Hipps hide caption

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A new federal mandate will require vaccines for all companies with 100 or more employees. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Weeks after getting sick from COVID-19, Kathleen Hipps is still experiencing symptoms, even though she was fully vaccinated. Kathleen Hipps hide caption

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What We Know About Breakthrough Infections And Long COVID

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Homes that were sold by the Department of Housing and Urban Development between January 2017 and August 2020 are in federally designated flood zones at almost 75 times the rate of all homes sold nationwide in that period. New Jersey is one hot spot. Here, flooding from Tropical Storm Henri in Helmetta, N.J., this August. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds

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A woman receives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Vung Tau, Vietnam, Monday, Sep. 13, 2021. Vietnam is speeding up its vaccination program in hopes of loosening coronavirus lockdown restrictions in major cities by the end of the month. Hau Dinh/AP hide caption

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Ben Elliott gets barreled at the BSR Surf Resort, where artificial waves are attracting world-class talent. Rob Henson/BSR Surf Resort hide caption

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Surfers Are Trading Natural Waves For Artificial Ones In Waco, Texas

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The CDC's new research found that those who were vaccinated were nearly five times less likely to get infected, 10 times less likely to get so sick they ended up in the hospital and 11 times less likely to die. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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