Japan Self-Defense Force officers in radiation protection suits hold a blue sheet over patients who were exposed to high levels of radiation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on March 25. A team of experts at Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences have helped treat injured workers. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rapid Response Radiation Team Tends To Wounded

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This shipping container was discovered upside down on the seafloor by researchers in June 2004, four months after it was lost at sea. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute hide caption

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Lost, Then Found: Shipping Containers On Seafloor

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Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed Apple Computer Co. on April Fool's Day, 1976. The Apple I, introduced soon after, was the first computer to come with a fully assembled motherboard (central printed circuit board). It sold for $666.66. Science & Society Picture Library / Contributor/Life hide caption

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Springtime Bug-Out

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Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar

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Beyond the 'War,' The Future Of Cancer Treatment

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Preparing For a Warmer Planet

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Sorting Out the Alphas, Betas and Gammas of Radiation

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NPR's Jon Hamilton Discusses The Progress Reported At Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant

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Cows that consume feed, grass or water contaminated with radioactive iodine-131 can concentrate the element in their milk. Peter Elvidge/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Chu Discusses Push To Reduce Foreign Oil Reliance

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A view of the Three Mile Island power plant near Harrisburg, Pa., site of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history. In 1979, a reactor at the plant experienced a partial meltdown, but radioactive material never escaped containment. Bradley Bower/AP Photo hide caption

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The Future Of Nuclear Energy In The U.S.

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The facilities at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were designed to withstand strong earthquakes and tsunamis, but not to the strength and size experienced on March 11. Air Photo Service/AP hide caption

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