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Apes and Their Photo Albums (NPR)
by Vanessa Romo
A new study suggests that we share more with our ape cousins than previously known. It turns out that chimpanzees and bonobos can recognize photos of family and friends they haven’t seen in decades.

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Why So Many People Still Can’t Hear (Undark)
by Esther Landhuis
A legal shift in the regulation of hearing aids promised to make the devices cheaper and easier to access for aging adults experiencing hearing loss. What went wrong?

Our Air, Our Brains (OpenMind Magazine)
by Sherry Baker
Air pollution causes all kinds of damage—including, as researchers are increasingly realizing, to our brains. Addressing toxins in our air could help reduce cognitive and emotional issues for people across the lifespan.

The Plants of The Color Purple (Smithsonian Magazine)
by Briana A. Thomas
From lavender flowers to trees, The Color Purple is filled with botanical references that celebrate Black Americans’ ties to the natural world of North America.

Helping Beavers Help Us (Wired Magazine)
by Ben Goldfarb
Beaver dams create wetlands that provide a valuable store of water, protect other wildlife from fire, and generally make dry places like California more livable. A new project is using satellite data and artificial intelligence to help them in their important work.

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