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During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness, and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. Scientists are waiting to see how crops and animals react. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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The University of Toronto's solar-powered pond aerator could help fish farmers in Bangladesh earn up to $250 of extra income a year. Courtesy of Powering Agriculture and University of Toronto hide caption

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"Trucking is not a 9 to 5 job. It's really a 24-hour operation," says Cody Blankenship, owner of 4BTrucking, which operates out of Waco, Texas. He logs about 100,000 miles a year on the road. A planned run during harvest time this year will keep him away from home, and his young daughters, for a five-week stretch. Courtesy of overdriveonline.com hide caption

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Black soldier flies mate and lay eggs inside these cages at EnviroFlight. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Making Food From Flies (It's Not That Icky)

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