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Scientists attempt to re-create how life began
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What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014?
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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
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
What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat. Only it's cuter, some would say. Th... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Teacup-sized penguin chicks going to fish school Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences. The academy is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The gray, fluffy chicks hatched just days apart on November 1 and November 4. They are nesting with their parents, a spokespers... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Cat cafe is fun for fans of felines Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance to spend time with feline company at a cat cafe in Oakland. Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends while sipping coffee and nibbling on cat-themed cookies. The cafe ... - Posted on November 18, 2014
Ready to skateboard on a cushion of air? The more your knees quiver, the more the 90-pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. The sound of the high-pitched engine bounces of the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward. ... - Posted on November 18, 2014
What makes Hellmann’s “real” mayonnaise real? You have to break some eggs to make an omelet. And according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise. The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word "Mayo" in its sandwich spread name. Unilever says that federal reg... - Posted on November 14, 2014
Spacecraft lands on comet 4 billion miles away Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft made history Wednesday. It landed on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet. It was an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe. Paolo Ferri, head of mission operations... - Posted on November 13, 2014
Humble leader offered $1 million for his old Beetle President Jose Mujica of the South American country of Uruguay says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. The car has become a symbol of his modest lifestyle. The man once nicknamed "the poorest president in the world" told the Urugua... - Posted on November 11, 2014
Would you cook a meal for your dog? Is the way to a dog's heart is through its stomach? No one believes this more than Kris Rotonda and Denise Fernandez. The couple conceived the Doggy Cooking Network and founded online dating service YouMustLoveDogsDating.com. That's where pooch-loving singles can connect wit... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Two words: Baby hippo The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween. Their first baby hippopotamus in 26 years was born. The zoo says the baby was born Friday, Oct. 31. It was somewhat of a surprise, but staffers had noticed the mother hippo gained weight, which made them suspect sh... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Everyone needs a haircut sometime – even donkeys Mohamed Mustafa teaches his 5-year-old son the Egyptian family's trade, one shear at a time. Mohamed is one of Cairo's donkey barbers, an expert in trimming and styling horses, camels, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and donkeys. He is a third-generation qassasseen. That is the Eg... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Fifth grader finds 14,000-year-old arrowhead Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery cut his boogie boarding session short. Something pointy brushed against his leg. "It didn't feel like any of the other shells," he says. He reached into... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Seen Sesame Street? It's been on for 45 years You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years... - Posted on November 6, 2014
Robot spies on shy penguins The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy. It's pretty darn cute. And it is so convincing that penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their young chicks. Emperor penguins are notoriously shy. When researchers approach, t... - Posted on November 6, 2014