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Group on mission to “save the soap”
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Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space
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Exhibit a tribute to African-American mass migration
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“House cat” was a cougar!
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Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow
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Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean
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Godzilla is honored in Tokyo
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Baby orangutan gets help from his sister
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Where does space begin?
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NFL gets first female official
Group on mission to “save the soap” Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. It began about seven years ago as a tiny operation. A few friends and family met in a single car garage in Orlando, Florida, where they used meat grinders, potato peelers and cookers to recycle used soap into fresh bars.... - Posted on April 21, 2015
Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated again this year. It was even celebrated in space. April 15 marked the 68th anniversary of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier. Before Robinson, no African-American had been allowed to play Major League Baseball. His team, the D... - Posted on April 20, 2015
Exhibit a tribute to African-American mass migration One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South. They headed north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is paying tribute to that movement. It is showing a rare exhibition of a series chronicli... - Posted on April 20, 2015
“House cat” was a cougar! A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat. It is known as P-22 and was found under a res... - Posted on April 17, 2015
Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places. It also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance. And visitors are aging and mostly white. The park service's centennial is approaching. In 20... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean Streets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood are blocks away from the fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars. They are now cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in. The mobile bathrooms on wheels are guarded by attendants. The bathro... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Godzilla is honored in Tokyo Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the movie monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. A Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level has been unveiled at an office of Toho. It is the Japanese studio... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Baby orangutan gets help from his sister Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A handful of animal keepers at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo found themselves with a ti... - Posted on April 15, 2015
Where does space begin? You asked us, where does space begin? Amazingly enough, there isn't an answer to that question. At least not one that's internationally agreed upon and legally binding. Which makes sense, because our atmosphere – that thin sheet of air that wraps our planet – doesn't end... - Posted on April 15, 2015
NFL gets first female official The NFL has its first full-time female game official. Sarah Thomas, who has worked exhibition games, will be a line judge for the 2015 season, the league announced. The 41-year-old Thomas was in the league's officiating development program in 2013 and 2014. She worked some t... - Posted on April 14, 2015
“First Daughter” gets drivers license Some teenagers get driving lessons from their parents. Other teens are taught by licensed instructors. But Malia Obama isn't your average 16-year-old. Her driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Asked who taught Malia how to drive, first lady Michell... - Posted on April 14, 2015
What would you do if you found a bag of money? A Utah man got a surprise when he stopped to pull a large orange bag off the highway. He feared that it would become a traffic hazard. The Deseret News newspaper reports the 75-pound bag tumbled out of a truck driving in front of Dan Kennedy on Interstate 80. When he looked ... - Posted on April 13, 2015
“Price is Right” model makes $21,960 mistake "The Price is Right" model Manuela Arbelaez thought she would have to come on down to the unemployment line. She mistakenly revealed the price of a new car on the TV game show. The 26-year-old model said in an interview that she lost her train of thought while exposing the a... - Posted on April 13, 2015
12-year-old ties for 1st in ESPN bracket challenge A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men's basketball tournament. It was good enough to finish in a tie for first in ESPN's massive annual contest. Sam Holtz said ESPN officials told him that is he ineligible to claim t... - Posted on April 10, 2015
Navajo nation to get first junk food tax in U.S. How should governments govern soda? An outright ban on large sugary drinks? A tiny tax? Or not at all? This debate has been playing out in New York and Berkeley, California. And places in between. One community recently made drastic moves. It will target eating habits... - Posted on April 10, 2015
A tiny bird and a marathon migration A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey. It was tracked from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean. It is part of the songbirds' winter migration to South America, ac... - Posted on April 9, 2015
Walking, made 7% easier Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee to the ankle. When you strap on a pair, you can reduce the energy it... - Posted on April 9, 2015
Milwaukee fans are crazy for Hank the Dog The fascination with Hank the dog has legs. The stray pup wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' baseball spring training facility in Arizona last year. The dog later was adopted by a team executive. Now the fluffy white pooch has become a fan favorite. A kiosk of Hank-... - Posted on April 8, 2015
How do taste buds work? NARRATOR 1: You asked us, how do taste buds work? Taste buds are arranged like the inside of an orange. Fifty to 150 cells are all lined up next to each other. Each of those cells has what's called a taste hair that pokes out of the top. The hairs are geared to tune i... - Posted on April 8, 2015
State beans and state tartans! Too many symbols? Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of what some say is an out-of-control state symbol club. New Hampshire lawmakers recently shot down an effort by some fourth graders. They had propo... - Posted on April 7, 2015