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Lake Eyre in South Australia is normally a dry salt pan and rarely fills with water. But it did after massive rains two years ago, and is seen here on May 20, 2011. Theo Allofs/Corbis hide caption

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How Extreme Australian Rains Made Global Sea Levels Drop

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If someone like Lang Lang were starting out now, the energetic concert pianist could nail every piano competition without the judges ever hearing a note, according to a new study. China Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Win That Music Competition? Send A Video

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Firearms seized during a sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department using the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System initiative. The program uses a database to identify gun owners who are no longer allowed to possess a firearm. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

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Winona Ryder in the 2010 thriller Black Swan Niko Tavernise/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Winona Ryder: With Smaller Roles, A Welcome Return From Exile

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