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When Resistance Is Futile: Bring In The Robots To Pull Superweeds

After years of being burned by Roundup, weeds like palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed have evolved resistance to the herbicide. To fight them, scientists are now looking to a concept that seems straight out of sci-fi.
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D.C. Dives: Jay's Saloon Recalls Different Era In Clarendon

Our monthly series on local dive bars takes us to Jay's Saloon in Clarendon, Va. Jerad Walker finds out why this quirky establishment has survived for 20 years... and why it may soon be gone.

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Fear Of Cantaloupes and Crumpets? A 'Phobia' Rises From The Web

Images of holey foods, like Swiss cheese, aerated chocolate and lotus pods, are freaking out people on the Internet. Urban Dictionary has even coined a term for it: trypophobia. These photographs may make your skin crawl and stomach churn, but here's why you shouldn't panic.
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Marine Stewardship Council Responds To NPR Series On Sustainable Seafood

NPR "did not present a complete or balanced view" of its program, the MSC writes in a statement.
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Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol

New labels will define serving sizes clearly and state that each serving contains 0.6 ounces of alcohol. The changes come as part of a deal to settle the Federal Trade Commission's claim that Four Loko maker Phusion Projects engaged in deceptive advertising.
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U.K. Slaughterhouses Raided As Europe's Horse Meat Scandal Widens

The scandal has shown just how long and winding the food chain really is, and how little oversight is exercised within Europe's open borders. In Britain, local butchers are among the beneficiaries of this crisis.
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What To Serve At A State Of The Union Party: 'Sour Grapes And Whine'

When NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro posed that question to his 125,000 Facebook followers, plenty of people jumped at the chance for a show of wit. Let the bon mots roll!

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