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Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.
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To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.
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'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.
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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.
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Look For The Super-Est Moon Of The Summer

The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies Sunday night, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.
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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.
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A Night Sky Matchup: Supermoon Vs. Meteors

This year's Perseid meteor shower may be hard to see because it coincides with a so-called supermoon. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Caltech professor Mike Brown about the dueling celestial events.
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In Just 6 Generations, Butterflies Brighten Their Colors

It's a mystery how butterflies manage to make their brilliant wing colors, but Yale physicists got a glimpse when they took the question to the lab, breeding dull brown butterflies into purple ones.
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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.

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