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Teacup-sized penguin chicks going to fish school
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“You can be cool and you can be smart”
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Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book!
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Seal deemed “too friendly” heading to Detroit
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She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog
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Cat cafe is fun for fans of felines
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Ready to skateboard on a cushion of air?
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No cash for gifts? Share you taste in music instead
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What makes Hellmann’s “real” mayonnaise real?
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Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past
Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs? The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate. It also includes "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms, and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows. What looked like a Halloween trick was actually a... - Posted on October 18, 2014
Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an African gray parrot,... - Posted on October 16, 2014
How far would you peddle for the environment? It took 68 days for Satyen Das to pedal his rickety bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the roof of the world at a 17,600-foot Himalayan pass. His goal was to promote the vehicle as an environmentally sound travel option. As he pedaled toward the top... - Posted on October 16, 2014
Teen wins Nobel Peace Prize, youngest winner ever Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. They risked their lives to fight for children's rights. The announcement made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. The news set o... - Posted on October 16, 2014
Can you draw better than a 40,000 year old? Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe. Our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago, according to a study. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans than scientists had thought. Ar... - Posted on October 13, 2014
Would you fly in one of these things? The enormous fan-like propeller behind the passenger whirs, then begins to howl as the pilot hits the accelerator. The wheels bump along the desert and a small jolt tugs on the safety belts as the chute billows into the sky. A few seconds later, the strange-looking machine l... - Posted on October 10, 2014
College recognizes video games as varsity sport As a teenager, in his bedroom illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted. His grades tanked. His parents fretted. A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset... - Posted on October 9, 2014
Historian retells tale of rare Lincoln photo It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs. That's because no one knew the picture of the president existed until nearly a century later when a 14-year-old boy found it. Now Ronald Rietveld, the boy who made the discovery, who is now a retired historian, will do... - Posted on October 8, 2014
Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember A teenager and his cat, a principal and her dog, and lasers. They all came together in Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait. It ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School Principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne. The 16-ye... - Posted on October 8, 2014
Invading bullfrogs will eat almost anything! An invasion of American bullfrogs that will eat just about anything, including each other, is spreading downstream along Montana's Yellowstone River. They pose a potential threat to native frogs, government scientists say. Bullfrogs were found in surveys along a 66-mile stre... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Would you wait in a line all night for a hot dog? Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped turn the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar. Customers even could order hot dogs stuffed with exotic ingredients. Like rattlesnake. So when the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected hot dog fans to line u... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Wall of walrus: 35,000 come ashore in Alaska What's the plural of walrus? Walrus. Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, accordi... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Ever seen a wirehaired viszla? The wirehaired viszla and the coton de tulear are the latest breeds to be added to the nation's premier dog competition. It's the Westminster Kennel Club show, set for Feb. 16-17. The wirehaired viszla is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian w... - Posted on October 6, 2014
Would you pay $46,532 for jeans? Levi's did. Tourism officials in Nevada are planning a festival in Reno next fall to celebrate the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown Reno tailor shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss & Co. pate... - Posted on October 6, 2014
Falcon couldn't see. Now it flies with better eyes. With a huff, and a puff, and a turn of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced Monday afternoon that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now? Banner belongs to Jim and Nancy Cowan at the Ne... - Posted on October 3, 2014