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This year's Nobel Prize in physics has gone to three scientists for furthering humanity's understanding of our place in the universe. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has this report on how these scientists brought the very big picture into clearer focus.

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State health officials have confirmed another human case of a potentially deadly mosquito-borne illness.

More than two years have passed since President Trump pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement. But the demand for renewable energy in this country continues to increase.

A record amount of wind energy production is set to come online in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Last month, I discovered a wonderful innovation in an oppressive place — the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

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The Kirtland’s Warbler, an endangered Michigan songbird, no longer needs the protection of the Endangered Species Act according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.


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