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The antenna trailing off the diver's foot is there to ward off sharks by creating an electromagnetic field that sharks are sensitive to. Unlike fish snagged with the diver's spear gun, sharks warded off by the Shark Shield remain unharmed. Courtesy of Shark Shield hide caption

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Animals

These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to become the nation's first strong president since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded Turkey in 1923. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

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Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

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Vital Sounouvou is an African entrepreneur who founded Exportunity.com, a company to help promote trade in Africa. Courtesy of Vital Sounouvou hide caption

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The Sunday Conversation

Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions

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Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions

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At the Romez Store in Kabul, brides-to-be can place custom orders for dresses costing upwards of $900, which is three times the average monthly wage in Afghanistan. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

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Sunday Puzzle

Getting Thick In The Midsection

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Getting Thick In The Midsection

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The antenna trailing off the diver's foot is there to ward off sharks by creating an electromagnetic field that sharks are sensitive to. Unlike fish snagged with the diver's spear gun, sharks warded off by the Shark Shield remain unharmed. Courtesy of Shark Shield hide caption

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Animals

These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

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Sinead O'Connor's 10th studio album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss, is out Aug. 12. Donal Moloney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Who's The Boss? Sinead O'Connor Has A New Answer

9 min

Who's The Boss? Sinead O'Connor Has A New Answer

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