Researchers used online data to model the vaccination rate in communities affected by an outbreak of mumps in Arkansas. Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR hide caption

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Scientists have developed a smartphone app to measure sperm count at home. Hadi Shafiee/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School hide caption

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The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life. Courtesy of Worcester Polytechnic Institute hide caption

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Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

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An Etihad Airways jet is parked at JFK International Airport in New York on Tuesday. Passengers traveling to the United States from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will have to check most electronics. The ban will affect flights on Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Google Vows To Remove Ads From Offensive YouTube Content

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Google says it will improve its internal systems and give advertisers more control of where their spots appear, responding to complaints about the pairing of paid ads with offensive content. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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New U.S. regulations aimed at travelers coming from eight majority-Muslim countries on non-U.S. airline carriers stipulate that laptops and electronic devices must be put into checked luggage. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Emirates passenger planes are parked at their gates at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. restrictions require most electronic devices, including laptops, tablets and cameras, to be placed in checked baggage on direct flights to the U.S. from eight mostly Muslim countries, including the UAE. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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U.S., Britain Restrict Electronics On Flights From Mideast Countries

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Christopher Milford in his apartment in East Boston, Mass. He quit abusing opioids after getting endocarditis three times. Jack Rodolico/NHPR hide caption

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Doctors Consider Ethics Of Costly Heart Surgery For People Addicted To Opioids

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Shanghai pedicurist Ju-wen Zu and NPR's Aarti Shahani talk, aided by a translation app that may change the way we travel abroad forever. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Finding A Pedicure In China, Using Cutting-Edge Translation Apps

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Take A Peek Under The Helmet Of Virtual Reality At SXSW

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The Vatican Sends Its Social Media Guru To SXSW Festival

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Out Of Bounds: Competitive Video Gaming And Scholarships

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Tech Companies Have Mixed Feelings Toward Trump Administration

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Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor

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