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Cat Litter Caused $240 Million Radiation Leak in New Mexico

Cat Litter Caused $240 Million Radiation Leak in New Mexico

Originally posted 03/29/2015 04:50PM

Last February, a radiation accident occurred at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico. A drum containing radioisotopes like plutonium was improperly packaged at the Los Alamos National Laboratory near Santa Fe and ruptured, causing a leak.

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Lions vs. Crocodile: This Time, It's Personal (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/28/2015 09:40PM

Warning: Semi-Graphic Footage of the Inherent Violence of the Natural World

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ALF's Series Finale Aired 25 Years Ago, but He Never Truly Left Us

ALF Left the Airwaves 25 Years Ago, Lives On in Our Hearts and Online

Originally posted 03/28/2015 05:50PM

Twenty-five years ago this week, viewers were left wondering if ALF, the wisecracking, cat-eating alien from the planet Melmac, would make it home.

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This Congresswoman Might Have Just Made the Worst Parking Job, Ever (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/28/2015 10:15AM

A 77-year-old congresswoman is the latest member of an elite club: people who are caught being truly terrible at parking.

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Kids Sing the National Anthem into Fans at Walmart, Are Real Heroes (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/26/2015 07:15PM

Talking into a moving fan is one of life's purest pleasures. Come to think of it, so is messing around in a Walmart.

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Watch John Boehner and Members of Congress Read Mean Tweets About Themselves (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/26/2015 06:20PM

It's hard to remember sometimes, but politicians are people too. And all those mean things you're saying on Twitter hurt, even though the members of Congress in this video seem to have a pretty good sense of humor about it.

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What It's Like to Ride the World's Tallest and Fastest 'Giga' Coaster (WATCH)

Originally posted 03/26/2015 02:10PM

"People can't drive a car that fast," Rob Decker, designer of the new Fury 325 roller coaster at the Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina, told NBC News. "At least they shouldn't," he added. "And they certainly can't take turns like we're taking, at 95 miles an hour."

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Indiana Declares Public Health Emergency in the Face of Worst HIV Outbreak in State History

Indiana Declares Public Health Emergency in the Face of Worst HIV Outbreak in State History

Originally posted 03/26/2015 12:15PM

Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in the face of the worst outbreak of HIV in the state's history. Seventy-nine HIV cases have been linked to intravenous drug use in Southeastern Indiana's Scott County, and state health officials attribute it to an opiate painkiller called Opana. (Pence said Wednesday that Scott County typically sees just five cases per year.)

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Meet the San Diego Zoo's New Baby Hippo (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/26/2015 09:15AM

The San Diego Zoo got a new hippo on Monday. It looks like a pretty good one.

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Massive Sinkhole Swallows a Bus in Brazil

Originally posted 03/25/2015 11:25PM

[YOUTUBE "NB12D3TsrHA" "auto"] You're watching a sinkhole devour an entire tour bus and then deposit it in the rushing waters of a flood-swollen river.

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