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New York City wants to cut waste by 90 percent
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Real life cats in hats
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Presidential hopefuls kick off 2016 campaigns
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In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago
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Would planes be safer without pilots?
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Space station supply ship delivers espresso
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Dogs bond with owners just by looking
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Can plants communicate?
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Glee makes unlikely stars of a cappella singers
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Group on mission to “save the soap”
New York City wants to cut waste by 90 percent The nation's biggest city, New York, is announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce waste. It also includes tacit support for the City Counci... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Real life cats in hats It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark — and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit — has turned into ... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Presidential hopefuls kick off 2016 campaigns In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required to be there. Rand Paul packed a hotel ballroom with loyalists. He dazzled them with videos a... - Posted on April 24, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and sweet potato. They do this as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christo... - Posted on April 24, 2015
Would planes be safer without pilots? To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. Following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous, or independent, jets is resur... - Posted on April 23, 2015
Space station supply ship delivers espresso The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule. It came three days after its Florida launch and ... - Posted on April 23, 2015
Dogs bond with owners just by looking Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains that helps them bond. This is according to a study. Owners can do a similar trick in return, researchers found. This two-way street evidently began when d... - Posted on April 22, 2015
Can plants communicate? You asked us, can plants communicate? Well, not too long ago if you answered yes to that question most people would think you were crazy. But growing evidence suggests that plants can actually communicate and in more ways than one. You see, plants don't have mouths, eyes or... - Posted on April 22, 2015
Glee makes unlikely stars of a cappella singers Their musical performances pack university auditoriums. However, they play no instruments. Universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers. The TV show "Glee" and movie "Pitch Perfect" also helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the s... - Posted on April 21, 2015
Group on mission to “save the soap” Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. It began about seven years ago as a tiny operation. A few friends and family met in a single car garage in Orlando, Florida, where they used meat grinders, potato peelers and cookers to recycle used soap into fresh bars.... - Posted on April 21, 2015
Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated again this year. It was even celebrated in space. April 15 marked the 68th anniversary of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier. Before Robinson, no African-American had been allowed to play Major League Baseball. His team, the D... - Posted on April 20, 2015
Exhibit a tribute to African-American mass migration One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South. They headed north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is paying tribute to that movement. It is showing a rare exhibition of a series chronicli... - Posted on April 20, 2015
“House cat” was a cougar! A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat. It is known as P-22 and was found under a res... - Posted on April 17, 2015
Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places. It also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance. And visitors are aging and mostly white. The park service's centennial is approaching. In 20... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean Streets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood are blocks away from the fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars. They are now cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in. The mobile bathrooms on wheels are guarded by attendants. The bathro... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Godzilla is honored in Tokyo Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the movie monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. A Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level has been unveiled at an office of Toho. It is the Japanese studio... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Baby orangutan gets help from his sister Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A handful of animal keepers at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo found themselves with a ti... - Posted on April 15, 2015
Where does space begin? You asked us, where does space begin? Amazingly enough, there isn't an answer to that question. At least not one that's internationally agreed upon and legally binding. Which makes sense, because our atmosphere – that thin sheet of air that wraps our planet – doesn't end... - Posted on April 15, 2015
NFL gets first female official The NFL has its first full-time female game official. Sarah Thomas, who has worked exhibition games, will be a line judge for the 2015 season, the league announced. The 41-year-old Thomas was in the league's officiating development program in 2013 and 2014. She worked some t... - Posted on April 14, 2015
“First Daughter” gets drivers license Some teenagers get driving lessons from their parents. Other teens are taught by licensed instructors. But Malia Obama isn't your average 16-year-old. Her driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Asked who taught Malia how to drive, first lady Michell... - Posted on April 14, 2015