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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
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Aug 12, 2014 — 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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Jul 15, 2014 — Yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil is the key ingredient in a "paleo ale" from a Virginia brewery. Like many scientific innovations, the idea came about late one night over a pint.
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Jul 10, 2014 — When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a Breathalyzer and a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.
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Jun 27, 2014 — If Tuesday's match were played in beer, it seems that everyone would win. Here's some analysis to shed light on what the U.S. and Belgium bring to the table.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Breweries have been providing farmers with free or discounted grain to feed their animals for centuries. But a proposed FDA rule intended to make food safer could disrupt that relationship.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Cans are making a comeback in the beer world. They're cheaper and lighter, and have an old-school cachet. But those ubiquitous bottles aren't going away anytime soon, say brewers.
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May 28, 2014 — With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.
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May 9, 2014 — Think you know what craft beer is? Since the last time you checked, the meaning has probably changed. Increasingly, the industry is making exceptions to the definition to accommodate big breweries.
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Mar 5, 2014 — A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes - and no.
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Feb 21, 2014 — In a twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.
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