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Protecting The Netherlands' Vulnerable Coasts With A 'Sand Motor'

Though a quarter of the country is below sea level, the Netherlands has kept itself dry with ingenious water management. A recent innovation: an artificial sand peninsula that keeps the sea at bay.

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The Sentencing Of A Monster

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Xavii Russian Circles
Being President Is Like Riding a Tiger Maserati

The moon is high as twilight descends on the hills and woods on the outskirts of the small Idaho mountain town of Stanley. On a clear night, the galactic dust of the Milky Way is visible overhead. Matt Guilhem/Boise State Public Radio hide caption

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Idaho Dims The Lights For One Of The Best Night Skies Anywhere

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A Walk Tycho
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What We Meant E*vax
Abracadabra Emancipator

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For LGBTQ People Of Color, Discrimination Compounds

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Panning For Gold And Self-Awareness In John Adams' New Opera

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A machine coined "The Enrober" provides the "Willy Wonka moment" of MoonPie-making, when the treats are propelled under a gooey chocolate waterfall. Melanie Peeples for NPR hide caption

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Even After 100 Years, People Are Still Reaching For The Moon(Pie)

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A Bear in the Woods Josh Lovelace and Ben Rector
Ante Song Matt Pond, Chris Hansen
Choanal Imperforation Melodium
Meniere's Vertigo Melodium
Phyllis Lettuce
Inside The Forest Youlu
Aquarium Nosaj Thing

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Protecting The Netherlands' Vulnerable Coasts With A 'Sand Motor'

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On The Syrian Border, Alternative Arabic Music Brews

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Crash Into Me Dave Matthews Band
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