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Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck a container ship and dumped nearly 5 million Legos pieces into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

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Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

In Shadows in the Vineyard Maximillian Potter tells the true story of the legendary Romanée-Conti vineyard — and how it was held up for a 1 million euro ransom.

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Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures

At the Library of Congress' Mostly Lost workshop, viewers are encouraged to yell out possible settings, actor names and even car models — anything that might put a name to an unidentified film.

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Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

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Solar Motel, Pt. 1 Chris Forsyth
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A Sense of Place (Harara Mountains)

Scientists say a brief burst of radio activity has been detected at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. This new report resembles previous activity detected in Australia, which has scientist debating possible causes, including solar flares, blitzars, or something even more mysterious. Brian Negin/iStockphoto hide caption

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Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

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Using dipnets --€” which have nets up to 5 feet in diameter at the end --€” isn't easy, and the river can get pretty crowded. Robert Carter, a novice dipnetter, holds up the first fish he caught after a day on the Kenai River. Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

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Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

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Nanotrees (Out of the Woods) Kidkanevil, Daisuke Tanabe
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Twelve-year-old Hayley Lindsay spent almost a month working with her dad on this Toothless the Dragon costume. There are sawn-off crutches in the front legs so she can comfortably walk on all fours. Petra Mayer hide caption

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We Can Be Heroes — With Some Glue And A Little Fabric

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Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

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Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly. Ken Howard /Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

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The Rebellious Bird James Fitzpatrick, Nic Raine
Organism Tommy Guerrero
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Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

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Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures

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Break In (Police Shoot Big) Marvin Gaye