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Arkansas farmer David Wildy inspects a field of soybeans that were damaged by dicamba. The pesticide ban is tied up in courts, leaving farmers uncertain about what to plant. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Engineer Daniel Schubert inspects lettuce at the German Aerospace Center in Bremen. Scientists there are developing greenhouses for a potential Mars colony. The first greenhouse is being tested in an inhospitable environment in the Antarctic. David Hecker/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Sunday, several days after police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the Center City coffee shop. The chain has announced it will close for an afternoon on May 29 for companywide racial-bias training. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Casey Collins, Duke University energy manager, inspects a boiler at the West Campus Steam Plant. Soon, these boilers will run on swine biogas instead of natural gas. James Morrison/WUNC hide caption

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Composting food scraps is one way to reduce food waste, but preventing excess food in the first place is better, says the EPA. paul mansfield photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating contestant resulted in a painful, serious "thunderclap headache." Maria Dattola Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER

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Some of the jams and preserves made by the "Women's Solidarity Kitchen" in Istanbul, on display in their commercial kitchen. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

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Like other spring holidays, Sere Sal, the Yazidi new year, is about fertility and new life. An ancient Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidis color eggs for the holiday in honor of the colors that Tawus Melek, God's chief angel, is said to have spread throughout the new world. Nawaf Ashur hide caption

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Rumors of the NECCO maker's impending demise have sparked a renewed interest in its products — especially its famous chalky-tasting wafers that some people love to hate. Dina Rudick/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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NECCO-Mania: Fans Stock Up On Chalky Wafers In Case Candy Company Folds

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Sweet Potato Pie served at the Sweet Home Cafe inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. When the museum opened in October 2016, the pie contained a twist, ginger. But customers used to more traditional Southern African-American preparations of the dish weren't having it. It just shows how tricky "authentic" food can be. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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If You Eat A Really Hot Pepper, Brace For A 'Thunderclap' Headache

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Bottles of single barrel bourbon are filled on the bottling line at a distillery in Kentucky, the center of the bourbon universe. But some distillers are looking to other spirits, too. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images/Bloomberg Creative hide caption

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Malaysian rendang is not simply a popular dish — it is a national treasure. It's a "low and slow" dish, in which the meat is cooked in highly spiced coconut milk for several hours. It's never supposed to be crispy, despite what MasterChef UK judges might think. Above, chef Christina Arokiasamy's chicken rendang. Christina Arokiasamy hide caption

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Deb Gangwish inspects soil on her farm near Shelton, Neb. Dan Charles hide caption

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A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

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