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Radioactive Sludge Might Be Leaking Out Of A Crumbling Nuclear Dome Into The Pacific

Radioactive Sludge Might Be Leaking Out Of A Crumbling Nuclear Dome Into The Pacific

The concrete structure was never built with the long term in mind as the bottom was never properly lined. As such, it could be leaking into the ocean right now.
The 1883 Krakatoa Eruption: The Explosion Heard Round The World And The Loudest Sound Ever

The 1883 Krakatoa Eruption: The Explosion Heard Round The World And The Loudest Sound Ever

The earthquakes, weather events, and tsunamis caused by the Krakatoa eruption of 1883 were felt even thousands of miles away.
Archaeologists Say New Airport Near Machu Picchu “Would Destroy It”

Archaeologists Say New Airport Near Machu Picchu “Would Destroy It”

Machu Picchu is one of the world's most breathtaking sites. But it's in danger of ruin, as a new airport would bring in loads more tourists.
Austrian McDonald’s Locations Now Officially Serve As Mini U.S. Embassies

Austrian McDonald’s Locations Now Officially Serve As Mini U.S. Embassies

While Austrian McDonald's employees won't be able to print you a new U.S. passport, they'll provide consular services like reporting a stolen or lost document and providing travel assistance.
Oldest Scandinavian Human DNA Found In A Piece Of 10,000-Year-Old ‘Chewing Gum’

Oldest Scandinavian Human DNA Found In A Piece Of 10,000-Year-Old ‘Chewing Gum’

With a lack of ancient human bone excavations in Scandinavia, finding human DNA within this piece of chewed-up birch bark was a huge victory.
Meet California’s Methuselah Tree, The Oldest Tree In The World

Meet California’s Methuselah Tree, The Oldest Tree In The World

The Methuselah tree is so well protected as the oldest tree in the world that its location has remained unknown to the public since its discovery in 1957.
Meet Stephen Wiltshire: An Autistic Artist Who Can Draw Entire Cities From Memory

Meet Stephen Wiltshire: An Autistic Artist Who Can Draw Entire Cities From Memory

Diagnosed with autism, Stephen Wiltshire was nonverbal until age seven. Now, he draws entire cities from memory.
Anonymous Do-Gooders Are Going Around Oakland Fixing The City’s Potholes

Anonymous Do-Gooders Are Going Around Oakland Fixing The City’s Potholes

Two unidentified men have been fixing Oakland's numerous potholes and hailed by frustrated residents as heroes.
33 Facts About Canada That Reveal The Country Of Human Toe Cocktails And Bathtub Races

33 Facts About Canada That Reveal The Country Of Human Toe Cocktails And Bathtub Races

These fun facts about Canada present a country much more eclectic — and weirder — than you may have ever thought.
An Ohio City Granted Lake Erie The Same Legal Rights As People—A U.S. First

An Ohio City Granted Lake Erie The Same Legal Rights As People—A U.S. First

Despite opposition from farmers, Toledo residents voted to grant the Great Lake legal rights. Regular algae blooms had tainted the city's drinking water.
Remains Of Deformed “Elephant Man” Found In An Unmarked London Grave

Remains Of Deformed “Elephant Man” Found In An Unmarked London Grave

"The Elephant Man" was a tragic Victorian sideshow act. His skeleton was kept for research upon his death but the location of the rest of his remains was unknown until now.