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When a plane crashes, it can take many months or years to find the black box that provides clues to what happened. Just what are these devices, how do they work, and why can they be so hard to find?
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The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.
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Some changes have been widely reported -- like additional teachers and a longer school year. But there are less obvious changes that could have a big impact.
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Portland digital artist Zack Dougherty spends hundreds of hours on art that lasts half a second long and loops infinitely. Under the alias Hateplow, his growing body of work has attracted an international audience. But how do you classify it?
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Hanford whistleblowers are informally invited to testify before the Homeland Security subcommittee, but that invitation is later blocked by the ranking minority Republican on the committee.