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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.

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Bumblebees' Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers' Electric Fields

The fields bend the hairs, and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.

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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis
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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All
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