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An Ancient Sea Under The Chesapeake

Scientists exploring an ancient impact crater deep below the mouth of the Chesapeake made an unexpected discovery recently: a sea that is between 100-150 million years old. The discovery will help researchers understand what shaped our continent long ago, and perhaps most exciting, to study a period that could offer clues about the effects of climate change. We explore the ancient sea with one of the lead scientists on the project.

Simulation Of Ancient Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

This computer simulation illustrates how an asteroid contributed to the formation of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater. Light brown symbolizes sediment and water, while the gray color symbolizes hard rock. *Note: there is no audio in this video. (Credit/Gareth S. Collins and Kai Wünnemann/Geology)

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2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a churchwere stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.
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A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.
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The Politics Hour - September 30, 2016

D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of incidents involving sexual abuse of school kids.

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Rosetta Crashes Into Comet, Bringing Historic Mission To End

The Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet for two years. Now scientists have ended the mission, and the spacecraft has lost contact with Earth forever.

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