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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

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