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

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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.

Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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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.

Willamette Country Music Festival's Move Raises Concerns About Refuge

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An opposition is building over the proposed location: 692 acres of farmland bordering Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, 12 miles south of Salem.

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Scientists Discover Grass Species With Intriguing 'Salt And Vinegar' Chip Flavor

Alas, you wouldn't want to eat this native of Western Australia — Spinifex grasses are often so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful.

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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexual Assault

The director has been accused of forcing himself on a 17-year-old boy during a party aboard a yacht in Seattle in 2003.

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Season 2 Of 'The Crown' Exposes The Royal Family's Fitful Evolution

The best episodes of this season are layered and complex; they juggle questions of whether a good marriage is possible in a royal setting, and how forgiveness has its limits.

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Pendleton Round-Up Reports Record Ticket Sales In 2017

The Round-Up brought in $1.15 million in ticket revenue and $760,532 in retail revenue in 2017. The previous high in 2010 provided the Round-Up with $1.1 million in ticket sales.

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Utah Congressman Seeks To Re-Open Area In SW Oregon to Mining

A Utah congressman has asked the Trump administration to reopen the door to mining on 100,000 acres of protected public land in southwestern Oregon.

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Billy Bush: 'Of Course' It's Trump's Voice On 'Access Hollywood' Tape

The former NBC host who is the other off-camera voice heard on the lurid tape says reports that the president now questions the recording's authenticity "hit a nerve."

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Jim Nabors, Who Played Affable Klutz Gomer Pyle, Dies At 87

The actor and singer starred as Pyle for years — first in The Andy Griffith Show, then in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors parlayed the stardom of the beloved goof into a long career on stage, TV and film.

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To Save Water, Should You Wash Your Hands Of Hand Washing Dishes?

The sustainable choice between the dishwasher and a manual scrub-down may just boil down to your washing style — but it's hard to beat today's efficient machines.

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Fired 'Today' Host Matt Lauer Responds, Promises 'Soul-Searching'

NBC fired Lauer as Variety was preparing a story in which several women detailed their allegations against the powerful TV host.

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The Meaning Of Meghan: 'Black' And 'Royal' No Longer An Oxymoron In Britain

"Why do I have to choose? For people who are mixed-race, I think that this is really a big step forward. I'm so exited. I'm over the moon." Amal Fashanau, BBC reporter