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Every bit of steel in the car you drive has been measured as to its capability to withstand certain forces — pushing and pulling. Machines like this do the measuring. Jennifer Lauren Lee/NIST PML hide caption

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How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

The U.S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50-year-old tools. No toes were smashed.

Lost in the Zoo Goddamn Electric Bill
Housewife Dr. Dre

The FDA is is expected to decide by May 27 whether a long-acting, implantable version of this anti-addiction drug, buprinorphine, will be available in the United States. The implant is more convenient, proponents say, and less likely to be abused. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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Cascade Ryan Helsing, Matthew Saltz
Natural Green Blazo

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How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

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It's Only (Instrumental) ODESZA
All We Need (Instrumental) ODESZA
As If You've Never Been Away Ulrich Schnauss
I Melt With You Modern English
Sweet Caroline (arr. by Tim Waters) Neil Diamond
Oh My Arliss Parker
Besos Arliss Parker

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Do TV Attack Ads Work Anymore?

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Do It To Death Little Brother
G.O.D. Pt. 3 Infamous Mobb
Freekin' The Beat (feat. Latoiya Williams) Freeway & Jake One

ARGO — The Rescue of the Canadian Six was painted by an undercover CIA employee. It depicts an operation in which six Americans ("The Canadian Six") were rescued after the U.S. embassy in Tehran was taken over in 1979. Courtesy of CIA hide caption

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Courtesy of CIA

A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

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Marie Sayenga recognized a need for improvement in her local government, and decided to run for office. Courtesy of Louise Randolph hide caption

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Courtesy of Louise Randolph

When Her Town Needed Fixing, This Single Mom Stepped Up

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Real Friends Kanye West
Grown Up - Instrumental Danny Brown
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