Leonid Burmistrov, a researcher at the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, stands amid orange "sorbus" or "mountain ash." This fruit and others could be destroyed if the Russian government sells the land in the village of Pavlovsk. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Bartender Derek Brown suggests bitters to enliven your cocktails.  "Whenever you taste bitters, there's this visceral reaction [that] sends a signal directly to your brain: 'These are going to kill you -- or these could be fun,'" he says. Jim Webb hide caption

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Drink To The Emmys In 'Mad Men' Style

We've got a couple of suggestions for a nice drink to go along with Sunday night's awards ceremony.

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David Schulte, a marine biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is trying to engineer a recovery for Chesapeake Bay oysters. He has developed a small reef area to provide a habitat for oysters in one of the bay's tributaries. Elizabeth Shogren/NPR hide caption

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Chef Ludo Lefebvre serves up a cheese plate at Breadbar in Los Angeles -- site of last summer's LudoBites. via kevineats.com hide caption

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Gourmet Food Trucks Racing To Serve You Lunch


Aspiring chefs usually have to prove their chops in the backs of kitchens. Now, some have found a fast track to culinary stardom by starting up food trucks.

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