Furloughed Polar workers picket outside Polar's Caracas brewery, which shut down in April. They are protesting against the government, which has impeded Polar's ability to import barley. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

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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The Two-Way

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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Furloughed Polar workers picket outside Polar's Caracas brewery, which shut down in April. They are protesting against the government, which has impeded Polar's ability to import barley. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis
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The rock group Luna is reuniting, performing shows again and releasing a box set of its five albums. Stefano Giovannini hide caption

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A Homecoming For Luna — And Its Devoted Following
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