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A group of conservators, curators, and volunteers at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory drain the tank to further clean the wood planks. A heavy smell is coming out of the planks. Yanina Manolova/NPR hide caption

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Unearthed Ship In NYC Offers Clues Of Colonial Life

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Unearthed Ship In NYC Offers Clues Of Colonial Life

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Bottles of drugs fill shelves at the storeroom of Kohll's Pharmacy & Homecare in Omaha, Neb. A new study found that while 94 percent of patients are getting written information with their prescriptions, only 75 percent of them are getting information that's considered useful. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Drug Information Fliers: Prescription For Confusion?

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This shipping container turned battery holds enough power for 1,500 homes and is made of 83,000 small lithium-ion battery cells. Electric grid operators can use battery technology like this to help smooth out fluctuations in electricity as a result of the irregularities of using renewable sources like wind and solar power. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Renewables Race: California's Clean Power Quest

A (Load) Balancing Act: The Challenge Of Clean Power

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A (Load) Balancing Act: The Challenge Of Clean Power

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Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) solves her mid-life crisis with a visit to a brightly colored India and a mystical, mysterious Bali (among other locales) in Eat Pray Love. Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Eat, Pray, Love, Leave: Orientalism Still Big Onscreen

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