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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
Wild horses may save threatened butterflies Twenty-five years ago, it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among local plants as well as save endangered species. A herd of 14 wild mares from Bri... - Posted on March 27, 2015
Ancient salamander was as long as a car! Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" have been found. The super salamander grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago. The fossil remains were found in southern Portugal. The spec... - Posted on March 27, 2015
Young scientists impress Obama at White House The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred. And in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped. Then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthriti... - Posted on March 26, 2015
Americans love an underdog It's the time of year for March Madness. And boy, do fans love the underdog. The science shows, again and again, that we can't resist pulling for the underdog teams when college basketball's national tournament rolls around. About a dozen studies over the past 25 years have ... - Posted on March 26, 2015
King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death Richard III finally received the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his death in battle. Hundreds of people, including some in period costume and armor, turned out in England's Leicestershire on Sunday to watch a procession carrying the remains of the mediev... - Posted on March 25, 2015
Serbian women want to save magic carpets A Pirot carpet has magical powers, they say. Its colorful patterns and symbols are designed to bring luck and protect from evil. Nearly every home in this eastern Serbian town has one. The carpets are big or small, rolled out on the floor, wrapped around the furniture or hung on th... - Posted on March 25, 2015
Does lightning ever strike twice? You asked us, does lightning ever strike twice? The old saying lightning never strikes twice is supposed to be reassuring. Well, you had this one stroke of really bad, bizarre luck. But that means the odds of it ever happening again must be zero, right? Wrong, very, v... - Posted on March 24, 2015
Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid) Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block, courtesy of a baseball star. The 10-foot high letters spelled "Yankee Stadium." They were atop the original Bronx ballpark. Now they are being offered for sale at Sotheby's on Apri... - Posted on March 24, 2015
Case of missing paintings unsolved after 25 years It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains unsolved. The theft has spawned books, rumors and speculation about who was responsible -... - Posted on March 23, 2015
NCAA gets high-def replay system for March Madness The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness. The men's and women's basketball tournaments begin this week. The NCAA for the first time will use a replay system that captures live high-definition video from multiple angles for immediate review. Tha... - Posted on March 23, 2015
What is the origin of applause? You asked us, what is the origin of applause? Well, it's impossible to know exactly when people first started clapping, though it's definitely an ancient and widespread behavior. It had certainly caught on by the time of the Roman Empire. That's when crowds would clap, snap ... - Posted on March 20, 2015
Discovering weird new species in the open ocean When we think about the ocean, we may visualize sea turtles swimming around coral reefs, sea urchins anchored in tide pools, dolphins breaching the surface. Or even shrimp gathered around deepwater sulfur vents. But most of the ocean is just open water. Miles and miles of it from b... - Posted on March 20, 2015
What makes the Mile High City a mile high? Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high. It's water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of... - Posted on March 19, 2015
Is it time for a woman to lead the United Nations? How does the United Nations choose a secretary-general? The Security Council nominates a candidate and the General Assembly votes on the candidate. The Security Council's selection process for U.N. chief has remained secretive and almost completely male. Secretary-General Ba... - Posted on March 19, 2015
Could you handle the harshest winter on earth? Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once aga... - Posted on March 18, 2015
She’s the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family. That, and a love of driving that has confined her detractors to the rear-view mirror. She still remembers her ... - Posted on March 18, 2015
Frozen Fever, take two? Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen." The sequel had been widely expected. The film has become a powerful force for Disney. Since its release in November 2013, "Frozen" has made nearly $1.3 billion ... - Posted on March 17, 2015
Icebergs? In Massachusetts? Parts of Cape Cod have been looking a little bit like the Arctic Circle. Icebergs aren't a common sight in Massachusetts. But massive chunks of ice have washed up on some beaches. They're drawing curious onlookers. Children have been climbing some of the icy mammoths.... - Posted on March 17, 2015
Care for a dip in hot spring…near Saturn? New research suggests there are hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon. The moon is called Enceladus. It's pronounced ehn-SEHL'-uh-duhs. If confirmed, it would make the moon the only other known body in the solar system besides Earth where ... - Posted on March 16, 2015
Would you pay $10,000 for Apple Watch made of gold? Apple wants to move the Internet from your pocket to your wrist. Time will tell if millions of consumers are willing to spend $350 on up for a wearable device that still requires a wirelessly connected smartphone to deliver its most powerful features. There's even an 18-kara... - Posted on March 16, 2015