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Can color be a hidden persuader?
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Humpbacks are invading New York City!
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How can an entire country run out of butter?
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Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying
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Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner stresses education
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National Guard flies Santa to remote Arctic village
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Chilled sea turtles head south for a “warm up”
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Scientist opens mummy coffin, finds more than dust
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“The Wonder Years” comes to the Smithsonian
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You'll see 2015’s top color everywhere. It is…
Birds you see everyday are not safe from extinction Pigeons today are so common that you’d think they are indestructible. But think again. The pigeon you find practically all over the world today is the Rock Dove (Columba livia). It comes from the same family as the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Passenger Pigeo... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Scientists build robot that runs, call it "cheetah" It's a robot unlike any other, inspired by the world's fastest land animal. It's controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors. The robot is called the cheetah. It can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 mph. It can jump about 16 inches high, land safe... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Horse-drawn wagon hauls White House Christmas tree It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House. The official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled the 20-foot white fir up the driveway to the North Portico for inspection last week. Receiving the tree were first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia a... - Posted on December 4, 2014
In the White House, Obama pays for his toothpaste There was no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day. He had to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes and six different kinds of pi... - Posted on December 4, 2014
What happens in a brain when you read Harry Potter? Reading about Harry Potter's adventures of learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions. In a unique study, scientists who peeked into the brains of people caught up in a good book emer... - Posted on December 3, 2014
Boys survive 7 hours trapped beneath snow Two boys, trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them, could hear their worried family's cries. But they couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives. The two cousins, 11-year-old Elijah Martinez ... - Posted on December 3, 2014
Would you play in a park underground? Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line. It's an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grass and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manh... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Everybody makes mistakes, even California No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California. A subcontractor had misspelled Olympic Boulevard. An "I'' was used in place of the "Y." The large green exit sign was covered with a tarp and eventua... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Does your dog need a massage? Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too. It's become a regular service that many pet owners value. "People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr. She is a San Francisco do... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help move the airplane to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboar... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Barbie is no longer #1 with girls For the first time in more than a decade, Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa. The hit "Frozen" has earned Disney more than a billion at the box office. The... - Posted on December 1, 2014
Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road. It runs beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute. The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles. They are hit as they try to cross National Avenue on the northern edge... - Posted on November 25, 2014
How can a bright yellow cat be worth $400 million? A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The smiley-faced mascot represents the animal life of Brazil. The mascot for the Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair. It's meant to represent the vast diversity of the flor... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq Ann Khalid did not feel well. But she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet. That's no easy path in Iraq, a country for years torn by conflict. "M... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Would you pay to put your music on the moon? It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission has begun. It offers the public the chance to take part. For as little as $15, Lunar Mission One gives the public a chance to buy space on memory discs. The discs will be buri... - Posted on November 24, 2014