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How do you cheer up an unhappy ape? With a harp!
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US, Canada women's bobsled stars eager to race men
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How can a piece of glass be a piece of art?
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Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods
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Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame
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Bennett, Gaga: Kids should know more about jazz
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Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black
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Do you know what it takes to be an American citizen?
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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk
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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,...
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,...
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Ben...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th...
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th...
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and twe...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Why do bugs die on their backs?
Well, they don't all die that way. But many succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point that normal blood flow stops, the legs contract, and the bug gets top heavy. Inevitably, it falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a curious...
Well, they don't all die that way. But many succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point that normal blood flow stops, the legs contract, and the bug gets top heavy. Inevitably, it falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a curious...
Well, they don't all die that way. But many succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point...
- Posted on September 18, 2014
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ...
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ...
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Poll...
- Posted on September 16, 2014
With a red cup, she becomes Miss America
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immedi...
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immedi...
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. ...
- Posted on September 15, 2014
How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day. So when Bai Yun chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday. She got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a...
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day. So when Bai Yun chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday. She got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a...
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day. So when Bai Yun chipped...
- Posted on September 15, 2014
Wanna play ball like your great-great grandfather?
From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game. There's the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench and the sliding into home. But a closer glance at this field in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park shows something isn't quite right. They're pitchi...
From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game. There's the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench and the sliding into home. But a closer glance at this field in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park shows something isn't quite right. They're pitchi...
From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game. There's the crack of the bat, the cheering ...
- Posted on September 14, 2014
No free parking: Cars cost New Yorkers $1,000,000
A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 ...
A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 ...
A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The New...
- Posted on September 14, 2014
Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?”
Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It was written in Baltimore, Maryland. The city pulled out all the stops. There were fireworks, historical reenactments and live performances. Here are five things to know about America's national anthem a...
Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It was written in Baltimore, Maryland. The city pulled out all the stops. There were fireworks, historical reenactments and live performances. Here are five things to know about America's national anthem a...
Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It was written in Baltimore, Maryland. The city...
- Posted on September 14, 2014
Could you eat a 100-foot-long bratwurst?
About 50 people volunteered this week to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst - without burning or breaking it. And this was just for practice. Belleville, Illinois, is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary. During the festivities, volunteers will attempt to grill a brat...
About 50 people volunteered this week to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst - without burning or breaking it. And this was just for practice. Belleville, Illinois, is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary. During the festivities, volunteers will attempt to grill a brat...
About 50 people volunteered this week to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst - without burning or breaking it. And ...
- Posted on September 12, 2014
Everybody used to wear jeans. But not anymore.
Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. Not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic ...
Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. Not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic ...
Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets acro...
- Posted on September 11, 2014