The architecture firm HyBrid, which specializes in designing buildings from recycled shipping containers, created this solar-powered house for Sunset Magazine. Amy Eastwood hide caption

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Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?

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Lobster boats in Maine have been pulling up soft-shell lobsters strangely early in the season. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Soft-Shell Lobsters So Soon? It's A Mystery In Maine

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A view of Earth, with shading to enhance features. Only 10 contestants remain in the 2012 National Geographic Bee. NASA hide caption

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National Geographic Bee: Test Your World Knowledge

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Herder Bat-Erdene Badam's mother. Khishigdelger Adiya, surveys the land around her home. She stands near what she described as a "sacred well" that has recently gone dry. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

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From Rooftops And Abandoned Lots, An Urban Harvest

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Surplus and expired drugs collected during the DEA's fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. New research suggests it might be better for the environment to dispose of drugs in household trash. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Plastic surgeon Amy Pare says it's important for doctors to know what kind of substances patients she's treating might have been exposed to. Susan Philips/WHYY hide caption

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Pennsylvania Doctors Worry Over Fracking 'Gag Rule'

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Researcher Hans Roy opens a core sample taken from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. A core sample like this one contained bacteria that settled on the seafloor 86 million years ago. Bo Barker Jorgensen/Science/AAAS hide caption

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Ancient Deep-Sea Bacteria Are In No Hurry To Eat

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The Secret Life Of California's World-Class Strawberries

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A natural gas drilling rig's lights shimmer in the evening light near Silt, Colo. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Fracking's Methane Trail: A Detective Story

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Orca L112, also known as Victoria, was 3 years old when she washed up on the Washington coast. An investigation into her death has been inconclusive. Center for Whale Research hide caption

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What Killed Orca Victoria? Some Point To Naval Tests

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A working gas well head is fenced in just opposite of a home in Dish, Texas. Dish is about 30 miles north of Fort Worth. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Town's Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short

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