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Chef Massimo Bottura creates a meal from Thanksgiving leftovers in NPR's kitchen. "The leftover is a big problem if you don't have a vision, if you don't have the knowledge of what you can do," he says. Above, he checks the breadcrumbs to make sure they're dry and fine enough to turn into a pasta called passatelli. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Glacial melting ice floats in Los Glaciares National Park, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in 2015 in Argentina. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts — Not Just How Fast

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A family evacuated their apartment complex in west Houston, where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30th. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

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Flash floods killed at least 20 people in Greece, in a storm some were calling a "medicane." A woman cleans mud in front of a house in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Friday. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tulsa's flood control plan includes multi-use drainage basins, like the athletic field at Will Rogers High School. It doubles as a detention pond for overflowing storm water. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

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A sign advertising a water sale sits on a farm outside Del Norte, Colorado. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

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The core of the RBT-3 reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, Russia. Some scientists suspect the institute's work on medical isotopes might explain radioactivity detected over Europe. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

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Grapes have been growing along the steep slopes of Germany's Mosel River for centuries. Now global warming is shifting the timing of the harvest. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

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