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We dump 8.8 million tons of plastic into oceans
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Blind dog lost in Alaska finally found
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#22 Lauren Hill continues to inspire
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Is this the best-known bottle in the world?
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New addition almost doubles size of family
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Three men get bionic hands
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Are cute little gerbils to blame for Bubonic Plague?
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Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys
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How to build the perfect snowman
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Monkey is top dog among animal actors
We dump 8.8 million tons of plastic into oceans Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans. The quantity is much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study. It tracked marine debris from its source. That's the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic debris dotting each fo... - Posted on March 5, 2015
Blind dog lost in Alaska finally found A blind dog who wandered away from her home during a deep freeze has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home in Ester, Alaska, on Feb. 6. The temperature dipped to 40 degrees below zero. Her owner, Ed Davis... - Posted on March 4, 2015
#22 Lauren Hill continues to inspire The Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team held its postseason banquet in a Cincinnati hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill's smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more than $1.3 million for research into the type of brain tumor that ... - Posted on March 4, 2015
Is this the best-known bottle in the world? A curvy drink bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday. An art museum is exploring the origins and influence of its bottle design. It is so recognizable, you probably would know the brand if you held it in the dark. "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100" is s... - Posted on March 3, 2015
New addition almost doubles size of family A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets. It's a multiple birth that's rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores, Mich., celebrated the one-month birthdays for Alexander, Nicholas and Timothy... - Posted on March 3, 2015
Three men get bionic hands Three Austrians have replaced their injured hands with bionic ones. They can control the artificial hands by using nerves and muscles. Those were transplanted into their arms from their legs. The three men are the first to undergo what doctors refer to as "bionic reconstruct... - Posted on March 2, 2015
Are cute little gerbils to blame for Bubonic Plague? Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit. Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years? It began with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353. Maybe you can blame gerbils in Asia. The disease is caused by a bacterium.... - Posted on March 2, 2015
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