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It’s official: “Selfie” is now a real word
Did you know that the dictionary is growing? Even selfie is included now. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition has added 150 words. Many stem from digital life and social media. Spoiler alert, hashtag, selfie and tweep are included. As for social me...
Did you know that the dictionary is growing? Even selfie is included now. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition has added 150 words. Many stem from digital life and social media. Spoiler alert, hashtag, selfie and tweep are included. As for social me...
Did you know that the dictionary is growing? Even selfie is included now. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictio...
- Posted on May 19, 2014
Can you make a man out of a monkey?
Humans share ninety eight percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, so could you genetically engineer the rest to make it into a human? Settle down, we’re not making any human-animal hybrids around here. Even if we wanted to, it doesn’t mean we can. See, the important thin...
Humans share ninety eight percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, so could you genetically engineer the rest to make it into a human? Settle down, we’re not making any human-animal hybrids around here. Even if we wanted to, it doesn’t mean we can. See, the important thin...
Humans share ninety eight percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, so could you genetically engineer the rest to make i...
- Posted on May 19, 2014
How sweet it is! Sugar sculpture weighs 8,000 pounds
A 35-foot-tall sphinxlike sculpture made of sugar is on display at an old New York City factory. It is a tribute to black workers. Artist Kara Walker's monumental installation occupies much of the cavernous interior of the former Domino Sugar Refinery. The former refinery is...
A 35-foot-tall sphinxlike sculpture made of sugar is on display at an old New York City factory. It is a tribute to black workers. Artist Kara Walker's monumental installation occupies much of the cavernous interior of the former Domino Sugar Refinery. The former refinery is...
A 35-foot-tall sphinxlike sculpture made of sugar is on display at an old New York City factory. It is a tribute to b...
- Posted on May 19, 2014
Does the 5-second rule really work?
The 5-second rule states that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is still safe to eat. But to really answer the question, we need to ask another – how lucky do you feel? It can take less than 5 seconds for 150 to 8,000 bacteria like Salmonella to hop a ride...
The 5-second rule states that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is still safe to eat. But to really answer the question, we need to ask another – how lucky do you feel? It can take less than 5 seconds for 150 to 8,000 bacteria like Salmonella to hop a ride...
The 5-second rule states that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is still safe to eat. But to really a...
- Posted on May 16, 2014
8-year-old girl takes the wheel, saves the day
An 8-year-old southeast Kansas girl is being hailed for her quick, calm thinking. She grabbed the steering wheel and drove the family's SUV when her mother fell unconscious on their highway ride to school. Abby Porter and her mom, Shelly, were headed to her school in Riverto...
An 8-year-old southeast Kansas girl is being hailed for her quick, calm thinking. She grabbed the steering wheel and drove the family's SUV when her mother fell unconscious on their highway ride to school. Abby Porter and her mom, Shelly, were headed to her school in Riverto...
An 8-year-old southeast Kansas girl is being hailed for her quick, calm thinking. She grabbed the steering wheel and ...
- Posted on May 16, 2014
Drones descending on Washington!
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E...
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E...
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones an...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
“Do you want seasoning with your fries?”
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. ...
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. ...
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Teen catches whale of a fish barehanded
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video. North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more th...
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video. North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more th...
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding ...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Which animal lives longest?
Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 years. It’s not giant tortoises either, even though they often ripen to be well over 100 years old. It’s not even that record-breaking, 507-year-old Arctic clam na...
Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 years. It’s not giant tortoises either, even though they often ripen to be well over 100 years old. It’s not even that record-breaking, 507-year-old Arctic clam na...
Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 ye...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Getting blood from dogs? Easy! But cats? Not so much
Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina. The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow pooches. And they did it without h...
Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina. The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow pooches. And they did it without h...
Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
How do microwave ovens cook food?
Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. This spectrum ranges from radio waves and microwaves, to infra-red, visible light, ultraviolet, and x-rays. Now when you press start on your microwave oven, i...
Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. This spectrum ranges from radio waves and microwaves, to infra-red, visible light, ultraviolet, and x-rays. Now when you press start on your microwave oven, i...
Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. ...
- Posted on May 14, 2014