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Wild horses may save threatened butterflies
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Ancient salamander was as long as a car!
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Young scientists impress Obama at White House
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Americans love an underdog
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King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death
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Serbian women want to save magic carpets
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Does lightning ever strike twice?
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Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid)
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Case of missing paintings unsolved after 25 years
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NCAA gets high-def replay system for March Madness
Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys Spacewalking astronauts have routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station. It was tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore a... - Posted on February 27, 2015
How to build the perfect snowman Building the perfect snowman can be a challenge. Often snowmen can turn out a little lumpy or lopsided. They can quickly melt into unrecognizable shapes. When you decide to build one, it helps to have science on your side. Understanding the physical properties of snow can he... - Posted on February 27, 2015
Monkey is top dog among animal actors A monkey who's starred in 25 movies over two decades was top dog at the sixth annual Pawscars. It is the animal version of the Oscars. Waving a statue over her head in triumph, a beaming Crystal accepted the "lifetime diva achievement award." The monkey looked every bit the part. S... - Posted on February 27, 2015
What's the difference between bacteria and viruses? You asked us, what's the difference between bacteria and viruses? You see, bacteria are microscopic. They live just about everywhere, including extreme environments like hot springs and radioactive waste. Now, you can wag a finger at bacteria for things like ear infec... - Posted on February 26, 2015
Would you eat soup made from crickets? Bugs in a kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects. The chefs wanted to extract innovative flavors. They say it could open a new frontie... - Posted on February 26, 2015
NASCAR coming to a school near you – maybe yours! It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like the Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a years-long commitment to promote "STEM" inside classrooms and out. STEM ... - Posted on February 25, 2015
Frozen continent could be key to Earth's future Earth's past, present and future come together on the northern peninsula of Antarctica. It is the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer. The continent is the size of the ... - Posted on February 25, 2015
Should pets be allowed to travel on trains? She is a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog. The pooch has the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess. Her owner is U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham of California. They take the occasional coast-to-coast plane ride together. But when he tried to take her on Amtrak a c... - Posted on February 24, 2015
These kids are kicking cancer – literally! The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use a different word. Heroes. That's because the techniques these children learn will be used not to take on an opponent from a rival studio. Ins... - Posted on February 24, 2015
Is this the best dog in the world? A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club. At 4, Miss P is a grand-niece of Uno. In 2008, the immensely popular hound barked a... - Posted on February 23, 2015
Girl may get to “hear” for the first time At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. She was born without working auditory nerves. But now she can detect sounds for the first time, and start to mimic them. The progress came after Angelica underwent brain surgery. A device was imp... - Posted on February 23, 2015
Are all movies going digital? Not yet! The Eastman Kodak Co. will continue to make motion picture film in the age of digital filmmaking. The company has reached new supply agreements with the major Hollywood studios. The Rochester, N.Y.-based photography and film pioneer had been in talks to keep movie film alive... - Posted on February 20, 2015
Has the Washington Monument shrunk? Government surveyors have determined a height for the Washington Monument. It's nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The measurement puts the monument at 554 feet, 7 and eleven-thirty-seconds of an inch. That is measured from the floor... - Posted on February 20, 2015
Beat winter boredom by fishing on ice Standing on an icy lake. Watching a 10-inch hole all day. Waiting for a fish to bite. It's a popular pastime in colder climates like the Adirondack Mountains, especially when there's cash on the line. More than 1,700 competitors spread out across the icy expanse of Gr... - Posted on February 19, 2015
How do you count octopuses? Very carefully To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Washington's Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers are enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium. They take to inland waters to look for their eight-tentacle neighbors. Weighing as muc... - Posted on February 19, 2015
Watch out for that owl! The host on an MSNBC program has inspired Oregon's capital to post new warning signs in a park. That's where four runners reported attacks from an angry owl likely defending its nest against perceived threats. One jogger, a surgeon, said the owl hit him twice in Bush's Pastu... - Posted on February 18, 2015
Students claim more school, more stress than parents Today's high school seniors aren't partying and socializing as much as their parents' generation. They're too busy trying to get into college. And when they get there, some don't feel good about themselves, a survey reports. It's an annual survey of college freshmen. It was ... - Posted on February 18, 2015
She’s a human cannonball! Plenty of performers have had explosive entrances. Some rise like meteors, soaring to new heights. Others find their moment in the spotlight fleeting. Few have done all of this at once. Or quite so literally as Gemma Kirby. She is the 25-year-old human cannonball at Circus X... - Posted on February 17, 2015
What’s a stone baby? You asked us, what's a stone baby? Well, science calls it a lithopedion, which is Greek for stone baby. News organizations have been all over the story of these two women in their '80s going to their doctor for stomach pains, only to find something like this in their ... - Posted on February 17, 2015
Is this plant cool or creepy? There's a fat, furry, tan foot creeping over the edge of the pot in the hanging basket over my desk. No cause for alarm. It just shows that my plant is growing happily. That foot is a hairy, creeping stem of rabbit's foot fern. Taking the basket down off its hook, I see that... - Posted on February 13, 2015