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Can color be a hidden persuader? Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world. Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research. But it has already found "a clea... - Posted on December 17, 2014
Humpbacks are invading New York City! Maybe they want to sing on Broadway. Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting underwater songs, have been approaching New York City in greater numbers. Naturalists aboard whale-watching boats have seen humpbacks in the Atlantic Ocean ... - Posted on December 17, 2014
How can an entire country run out of butter? When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying "Cheese!" some say "Butter!" These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning. It is being rationed. Grocery stores are limiting each customer to a maximum of two packages of butter. Last week the government announced i... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a burst of negative posts on an anonymous school news app, students at Rutland High School organized a counterattack. They petitioned the creators of the After... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner stresses education Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India this week stressed the importance of uniting people across borders and religions. They want children to be educated, to help free them from poverty. The 17-year-old Malala was shot in the... - Posted on December 15, 2014
National Guard flies Santa to remote Arctic village Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream. "'Cause everybody loves ice cream," said 17-year-old Cheyen... - Posted on December 15, 2014
Chilled sea turtles head south for a “warm up” Marine biologists have flown dozens of endangered sea turtles from Cape Cod, Mass., to Galveston, Texas. The turtles are being treated for hypothermia. The 50 Kemp's ridley sea turtles are a critically endangered species. They were shocked by cold temperatures in the waters ... - Posted on December 12, 2014
Scientist opens mummy coffin, finds more than dust Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used clamps and pieces of metal to create a cradle... - Posted on December 12, 2014
“The Wonder Years” comes to the Smithsonian Kevin Arnold's green New York Jets jacket that he wore in "The Wonder Years" has became a piece of history. The jacket, along with other items from the popular TV show, was donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Costumes, studio tapes, scripts and Polaroid photos from the s... - Posted on December 11, 2014
You'll see 2015’s top color everywhere. It is… Let's hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. "Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling. At the same time there's a certain glamour that's attached to this color," offered Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colo... - Posted on December 11, 2014
Horses bring love and laughter to hospital patients Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine visitors ambled down corridors in the pediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Wide-eyed youngsters hooked up... - Posted on December 10, 2014
Selling Girl Scout cookies? There's an app for that The Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. But only if their scout councils and g... - Posted on December 9, 2014
It's not the Hogwarts Express, but it's close You can't board these trains in London and get off at Hogwarts. But their engines looks pretty much the same as in Harry Potter. And if you're a steam train enthusiast, the ride is almost as magical. Every day, steam engines more than 60 years old defy their age and pull wag... - Posted on December 9, 2014
Dakota students need more than Lady Gaga to graduate If you don't know how many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives, or answers to numerous other questions asked of immigrants trying to become American citizens, then you may not get through high school in North Dakota. The state's first lady has joined educ... - Posted on December 8, 2014
Football team from "failing school" makes playoffs The Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile. They go to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no football field of their own. A former gang member-turned-star safety, Jamal Brown, sleeps at the assistant coach's house. He and s... - Posted on December 8, 2014
Birds you see everyday are not safe from extinction Pigeons today are so common that you’d think they are indestructible. But think again. The pigeon you find practically all over the world today is the Rock Dove (Columba livia). It comes from the same family as the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Passenger Pigeo... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Scientists build robot that runs, call it "cheetah" It's a robot unlike any other, inspired by the world's fastest land animal. It's controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors. The robot is called the cheetah. It can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 mph. It can jump about 16 inches high, land safe... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Horse-drawn wagon hauls White House Christmas tree It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House. The official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled the 20-foot white fir up the driveway to the North Portico for inspection last week. Receiving the tree were first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia a... - Posted on December 4, 2014
In the White House, Obama pays for his toothpaste There was no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day. He had to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes and six different kinds of pi... - Posted on December 4, 2014
What happens in a brain when you read Harry Potter? Reading about Harry Potter's adventures of learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions. In a unique study, scientists who peeked into the brains of people caught up in a good book emer... - Posted on December 3, 2014