1. The phrase raining cats and dogs isn't quite right when you talk about hurricanes. This hurricane season, we throw an average one onto a cloud scientist's scale to see just how much water these monster weather machines carry through the sky. NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd explain how much a hurricane weighs.

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  2. Have an extra pumpkin lying around? Put it to good use -- to take photographs.

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  3. In China, the vast following of Mazu -- a folk goddess of the sea -- illustrates the remarkable rebirth of a local religion. But far from mistrusting the worshipers of Mazu, China's Communist party is encouraging them.

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  4. Back in 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb, creating what might be the greatest fireworks spectacular ever. People in Hawaii gathered on rooftops, sipping drinks, as they watched a radioactive rainbow display in the night sky.

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  5. A decade ago, there were fewer than 50 grass-fed cattle operations in the U.S. Now there are thousands. Clearly people are eating this meat. Trendiness aside, NPR's Allison Aubrey asks: Is grass-fed beef more nutritional than standard, corn-fed beef? And NPR's Susan Stamberg and Ari Shapiro weigh in on the taste.

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