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Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer. Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.

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'Godless' Creator Says He Wanted To Embrace Every Single Western Cliché

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Scott Frank packed his Netflix miniseries with train robberies and shootouts, but Godless isn't exactly a typical Western. For one thing, the town at the center of the story is run by women.

'Godless' Creator Says He Wanted To Embrace Every Single Western Cliché

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Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

The Dollar General in Moville, Iowa is a stone's throw from the only grocery store in town. Though the grocery has produce and fresh meats, it can't compete with Dollar General on other items. Frank Morris/NPR hide caption

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How Dollar General Transforms Rural America

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Dollar General stores thrive in low-income rural towns, and the deep-discount chain has opened hundreds of new shops in the past year.

How Dollar General Is Transforming Rural America

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President Trump points out a supporter of Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate, as he speaks at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

Transgender U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during a July interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1

A federal judge upheld a temporary injunction against President Trump's ban on new trans troops in the military. Now, the Pentagon faces a deadline to begin accepting these applicants in the new year.

Thomas Fire, 5th-Largest In Modern California History, Shows Few Signs Of Slowing

The blaze raging in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covers more ground than New York City. And as other, smaller fires are reined in, weather forecasts portend the Thomas Fire will spread farther.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali in October in New York City. Batali said Monday he was stepping aside from day-to-day running of his businesses amid allegations of sexual misconduct by women who worked for him. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption

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Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn't deny the allegations, saying they "match up" with past behavior.

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the Ant Nebula. Astrophysicist Adam Frank spent last week at an international meeting in Hong Kong trying to understand the science of what these objects tell us about the last gasp of dying stars like the sun. NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team hide caption

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Science's Journey From Data To Truth

There's more to the scientific method than what you learn in high school: Scientists argue with each other, too, and the participation of nature — whose say is absolute — is key, says Adam Frank.

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Sassy and wife Kayla on Sundance as the couple rides their horses to vote in the GOP primary runoff earlier this year. Hal Yeager/Getty Images hide caption

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The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

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Nikki Haley Says 'We Should All Be Willing To Listen' To Trump Accusers

More than a dozen women have accused President Trump of sexual harassment or assault. The White House says the women are lying. Trump's ambassador to the U.N. took a different tack on CBS on Sunday.

Lilian Garcia braids Melody Vasquez' hair as her daughter Jaohnliz plays with her dog Fanny inside Liberata Iraldo, a middle school in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico where they sought shelter after Hurricane Maria. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

Some middle-schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. The students are sharing a school with high-schoolers, and that worries some parents.