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They’re called “wild animals” for a reason A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison. They're wild animals and can be dangerous. Rangers distribute the flyer to people as they enter the park. But some visitors still aren't ... - Posted on June 9, 2015
Free SAT test prep available The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a California pioneer in online education. It wants to make test preparation materials available for free. The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful. It should also... - Posted on June 5, 2015
Man controls robotic arm with his mind A man paralyzed by a gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers have reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of Erik S... - Posted on June 3, 2015
#AskPOTUS is a hotdog a sandwich? Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS and they'll take the invitation and run with it. President Barack Obama has taken to Twitter for his first Q-and-A since setting up his @POTUS handle. The suggested subject from POTUS (short for President of the United States) ... - Posted on June 2, 2015
Spelling bee ends in tie, second year in a row For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions. Each held onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were the last two standing, having exhausted the 25 words ... - Posted on June 2, 2015
Prepare for an invasion of tuk-tuks! They're found all over in Asia and they swarm the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk aims to make progress in the United States. What's a tuk-tuk? It's a three-wheeled motorized rickshaw. It has moved the m... - Posted on June 1, 2015
Washington gets it first dino Scientists say they've discovered Washington state's first dinosaur fossil. The announcement marks a unique find for the state. It’s a rare moment for North America's Pacific coast. Paleontologists at Seattle's Burke Museum said that the bone fragment is 80 million years o... - Posted on May 28, 2015
Mrs. Obama asks, “How do you stay healthy?” Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets. The first lady skips rope. She does abdominal crunches with a weighted ball. She jumps on and off a bench. It's all part of a White House video released as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of her "Let'... - Posted on May 28, 2015
What can we do to save the bees? The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations. It wants to make more federal land bee-friendly. And it wants to spend more money on research and consider the use of less pesticides. Bees are crucial to pollinate many c... - Posted on May 22, 2015
Surf’s up! Crowds flock to California beaches Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge. It's a Newport Beach, California break known for its powerful waves. The thrill of challenging the walls of churning water had lured bodysurfer Robin Mohr... - Posted on May 8, 2015