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Scientists Discover 'Ghost Continent' Under Layers Of Rock In Indian Ocean

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Civil Trial Against BP Seeks To Place Blame For Gulf Oil Spill

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The Boston Tea Party museum sits right on the edge of the harbor. With rising sea levels and the increasing threat of strong storms, buildings like these are at particular risk of flooding. Christopher Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Boston Grapples With The Threat Of Storms And Rising Water

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The Racetrack area in Death Valley National Park, which boasts one of the darkest night skies in the U.S. Dan Duriscoe/National Park Service hide caption

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Carnegie Lake, Australia, 1999 Carnegie Lake in Western Australia fills with water only during periods of significant rainfall. In dry years, it is reduced to a muddy marsh. Flooded areas appear dark blue or black, vegetation appears in shades of dark and light green, and sands, soils and minerals appear in a variety of colors. NASA hide caption

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WBT radio's bomb shelter in Charlotte, N.C., part of a government-funded emergency communications network, as it looked in 1963. Courtesy of Jerry Dowd hide caption

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A corn field is shrouded in mist at sunrise in rural Springfield, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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