What? Another country has run out of fries?

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Would you hang out with cats, rabbits – or owls? In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is an exotic concept. People can't get enough of it. A cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations for another Manhattan cat cafe are almost fully booked more than two months in advance. But in ... - Posted on February 4, 2015
Teen pushes recognition for Idaho giant salamander Some Idaho lawmakers are worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections. So they rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian. The House State Affairs Committee voted against 14-year-old Ilah... - Posted on February 4, 2015
Groundhog says six more weeks of winter The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "prediction" Monday morning. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent se... - Posted on February 3, 2015
How would you prepare to spend a year in space? An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a scientific perspective. That'... - Posted on February 3, 2015
Wanna a better selfie? Get a selfie stick Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with a landmark in the background, you might have asked a passer-by to take the photo. Now, though, relatively new gadgets called selfie sticks make it ... - Posted on February 2, 2015
100 years ago, calling coast-to-coast was costly It was a bit ironic. Smartphones were used this week to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago. On Jan. 25, 1915, to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and to show that San Francisco had recovered f... - Posted on February 2, 2015
Journey to the FIRST® World Festival Journey to the FIRST® World Festival Hello World! It’s time to join the Robolution! I’m Chloe, blogger of Team Geared UP!’s adventures. Team Geared UP! is a nine-person robotics team of middle school students from throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. Join m... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Ballooning across the ocean like camping in the sky An international team is piloting the helium-filled, Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records. Balloon pilots Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev (too-kh-TY'-yev), of Russia, launched from Saga... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Teen uses Legos to build braille printer In California's Silicon Valley, it's never too early to start a business. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print braille. That is the writing system for the visually impaired. With braille, the re... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Have drones gone too far? A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds. It triggered a major emergency response. And it raised fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the comp... - Posted on January 29, 2015
Bikes can make your home look wheely cool Bicycles have become part of hipster culture. Today there are bicycle-themed dining, drinking and shopping establishments. You can find them from Portland, Oregon, to Brooklyn, New York. The rides themselves are often tricked out with colored tires, swanky seats and vintage ... - Posted on January 29, 2015
What makes the Super Bowl so super? The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in the United States. It's a day when families and friends g... - Posted on January 28, 2015
Teen creates business out of used shoes A 16-year-old sneaker-loving teen is using the footwear to get a different kind of kick. He's opened a pawnshop that uses athletic shoes as collateral. Chase Reed and his father, Troy Reed, opened Sneaker Pawn on Lenox Avenue in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. They're l... - Posted on January 28, 2015
Pooches prepare for top dog show Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size. But she's set to squire her dog in the ring at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. At 80, Marge Yonda is looking forward to leading her standard poodle through the fast-paced agi... - Posted on January 27, 2015
Movie about civil rights will draw visitors to Selma The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to the historic Alabama city this year. Visitors can still walk across the bridge. It's where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965. ... - Posted on January 27, 2015
What if your playground was made of ice? Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska. It will include a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice, and even mazes. The work began at the George Horner Ice Park in Fairbanks ahead of the annual world ice sculpture championships, the... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Bullet train could bring LA and San Francisco closer California has broken ground for its $68 billion high-speed rail system. The train promises to whisk travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project is the first in the nation to get underway. The project faces challenges fr... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Why aren’t there more female engineers? In U.S. universities, just 12 percent of engineering professors are women. Only 11 percent of engineers are female. Yet according to the Washington Post, women receive 20 percent of the engineering degrees awarded yearly. Researchers have long wondered about this divide. Th... - Posted on January 23, 2015
Is it a bird? A snowboarder? No, it's a drone. If snowboarders feel like something is following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games. The network is using the technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events. The X Games are th... - Posted on January 22, 2015
What? Another country has run out of fries? Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes. Now they are serving alternatives. Like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca. That's a starchy staple of traditional South American c... - Posted on January 21, 2015