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The Venus Transit: Who Cares?

There is far deeper and far more intimate reason why the Venus transit matters and it's all about Time.
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Beset With Bedbugs? Don't Bother With Bug Bombs

Bug bombs may sound like a high-powered way to deal with a bedbug infestation. But research shows the pesticide fog they create doesn't have faze the tiny pests. And it turns out, the insecticides may only serve to stir up the bugs.
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Small-Scale Slaughterhouses Aim To Put The 'Local' Back In Local Meat

Some producers of "local" meat have had little choice but to ship their products hundreds of miles away to process, and then ship it back for sale. So some small producers are banding together to build slaughterhouses closer to home.
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As Venus Transits The Face Of The Sun, Here's How To Safely Watch

Do not stare at the sun! That's the first "tip" from all the experts. Instead, make a trusty "pinhole camera" or get hold of some No. 14 welder's goggles.
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Summer Science: How To Build A Campfire

Summer living is supposed to be easy — school is out, the days are long, the traffic eases. But it's not all diving boards and lemonade: Summer can throw us some curveballs, too. NPR kicks off its Summer Science series with tips from a fire scientist on how to build the perfect campfire.
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What's Different About The Brains Of People With Autism?

There's growing evidence that the difference involves the fibers that carry information from one part of the brain to another. Brain scans of people with autism show a lack of synchrony between different areas of the brain.

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