March 9th, 2012
09:44 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Best videos of the week

Some of this week’s top stories showcase the beauty of expectant mothers as well as the power of mother nature. A solar flare spat a massive blast of radiation and electromagnetic waves toward Earth. Solar flares can spark power grid outages, knock out high frequency radio broadcasts and throw your GPS out of whack.

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Solar storm heads for Earth

These spectacular pictures of a solar flare captivated scientists here on Earth. A NASA astrophysicist and CNN meteorologists Jacqui Jeras and Rob Marciano help explain what solar flares are and how they impact us.

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Teen loses driver's license forever

A Rhode Island teen survived crashing his car into a tree, but he’ll never be allowed to drive again. A judge banned the teen from ever getting his driver’s license back. Judge William Guglietta hopes the harsh decision sparks a change in the attitudes toward teen driving.

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Helicopter crash caught on tape

A retired military chopper crashes while filming a chase in the Korean version of the TV show “Top Gear.” No one was hurt. The pilot says the aircraft’s tough exterior saved him.

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Tornado's power seen from basement

Kevin Adkins and his family could do nothing but watch as a tornado moved in on their home. They were able to capture up-close the power of the twister that tore apart West Liberty, Kentucky.

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Jessica Simpson bares all for Elle

Jessica Simpson is the latest celebrity to celebrate an upcoming birth by baring most of it. CNN’s Erin Burnett takes a look back some of the others, including Demi Moore’s famous cover.


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  1. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    solar storms... the begining of the end!!!

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