“We’re monster trucking the world”

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What if your playground was made of ice?
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Bullet train could bring LA and San Francisco closer
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Why aren’t there more female engineers?
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Is it a bird? A snowboarder? No, it's a drone.
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What? Another country has run out of fries?
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Mass. time capsule contains coin older than America
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Christmas comes late to International Space Station
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Scientists will use football fans to simulate quake
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You can see tomorrow's cars today – in Detroit
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Commuter bus runs on human waste
Are we alone in the universe? Maybe not! Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system. They make for tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life. Astronomers have announced that depending on definitions, they have confirmed three or four more planets that are about the same ... - Posted on January 13, 2015
Coach motivates her girls, both on and off the court The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a room off the gymnasium. A basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. When Dorothy Gaters finally speaks, her message is familiar and firm. As usual, it's ab... - Posted on January 12, 2015
Got a cat? There’s an app for that When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest. If you've had enough time to play with the tablet you got for the holidays, try turning the device over to your tech-savvy c... - Posted on January 12, 2015
King's legacy: Remembering the March on Washington It was spring of 1963. Leaders from the major United States civil rights organizations proposed a huge nonviolent demonstration for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. It would be the largest the capital had ever seen. They called it the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." The... - Posted on January 9, 2015
Hotel’s guests can adopt a dog At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face. A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an "Adopt Me" vest, as visitors arrive at the Aloft hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. It's believed to be the only hotel in th... - Posted on January 8, 2015
Newborn orca good sign for endangered killer whales A newborn orca in the endangered pod that frequents Puget Sound near Seattle,Washington, is an encouraging sign following the death of a pregnant killer whale from the same group. "That was a pretty hard hit," Howard Garrett of the Whidbey Island-based Orca Network said. "It... - Posted on January 7, 2015
Fast-food chains feel need to get  “real” Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk. Customers don't want food they think is overly processed. McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving meals that are loaded with chemicals. "This demand for fresh ... - Posted on January 7, 2015
It's a first: women race against men in bobsleds Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States and Kaillie Humphries of Canada have become the first women to race in a four-person bobsled event in the World Cup. The race was held in Calgary, Canada. Humphries finished 15th with a two-run time of 1 minute, 48.87 seconds. Meyers... - Posted on January 6, 2015
What could have been saved in stone 200 years ago? Crews have removed a time capsule dating back to 1795. It came from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others. The capsule is believ... - Posted on January 6, 2015
Students push lawmakers to protect turtles The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey environmental science school to protect turtles are about to pay off. They've gotten state legislators to introduce a bill making it illegal to catch or take diamondback terrapins from the wild. It would require the sta... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Technology's great, but it could eliminate snow days One of the best parts of winter could be melting away for many Indiana students. Snow days are becoming more rare. The state's Department of Education will allow many schools to hold online learning days. They would be used in cases of inclement weather. Students won't miss ... - Posted on January 5, 2015
An ugly Christmas tree gets some love The Pennsylvania city's official Christmas tree has brought Reading plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up last month, it drew immediate comparisons to the scraggly sapling in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Its giant bare spots and asymmetrical bra... - Posted on December 23, 2014
Meet the new Thor and Captain America For decades, comic books have been in color. But now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Barack Obama recently headlined a comic book. Thor is a woman. Spider-Man is part-P... - Posted on December 22, 2014
Rat rods rock as rusty rides Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds. They also are rumblier, rustier and turn more heads on the highway. That's pretty much the point of rat rods. They look like hot rods,... - Posted on December 22, 2014
“We’re monster trucking the world” From Madonna to Miley Cyrus, from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades. Now, another uniquely American phenomenon with roots in the U.S. is rumbling across international boundaries on giant wheels: monster tr... - Posted on December 19, 2014