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Growing Pot with Beer Bubbles

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In this week’s news briefing: Brewery emissions find a higher purpose and transit-oriented soccer fields sprout in Atlanta.

This Apple Computer Stops Food from Spoiling

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In this week’s news briefing: a device to prevent rotting produce, gay rights advance in Virginia and Japan makes a science of lost-and-found.

A Proven Way to Change Voters’ Minds

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In this week’s news briefing: empathy-based political canvassing, old seeds grown anew and pavement that lets the water in.

The Pack Is Back

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In this week’s news briefing: The triumphant return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, and a company dispatches teenagers to help seniors with their iPads.

Why Australia Is Lighting New Bush Fires

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In this week’s news briefing: a millennia-old approach to controlling Australia’s wildfires, and a city in Illinois gets to know its homeless.

A More Sensitive Supermarket

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In this week’s news briefing: simulating disability in a retail environment, turning down take-away plastics and tidying up the ocean floor.

Uber’s Ambulance Service

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In this week’s news briefing: Medicaid picks up the tab for ride-hailing to the doctor, and wind farms sprout from Fukushima’s abandoned farmland.