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Ever wonder why school starts so early? (Hint: $$$)
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School’s favorite cookie banned from cafeteria
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Un-bee-lievable! 50,000 bees invade apartment
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378 Starbucks customers “Pay it Forward”
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Obama balks at bucket, but Bush accepts challenge
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Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles!
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Slow down! This Corvette is watching you.
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Hunters capture 1,000-pound gator
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Oh, boy! Girls rock Little League World Series
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Suspension puts “bite” on World Cup player


Why would a street have a 5 MPH speed limit?
The city will temporarily close the "Crookedest Street in The World." That's a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot. The closure will be for four weekends starting in late June. The closure does not apply to residents who live in the area. Lombard Stre...
The city will temporarily close the "Crookedest Street in The World." That's a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot. The closure will be for four weekends starting in late June. The closure does not apply to residents who live in the area. Lombard Stre...
The city will temporarily close the "Crookedest Street in The World." That's a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
What happens to you in space without a space suit?
Bad things happen, my friends. Lots of bad things. Our bodies depend on Earth's atmosphere to survive. Not just for oxygen. The atmosphere protects us from ultraviolet radiation. It regulates temperatures. And it wraps us in a cocoon of lovely, lovely air pressure. In the v...
Bad things happen, my friends. Lots of bad things. Our bodies depend on Earth's atmosphere to survive. Not just for oxygen. The atmosphere protects us from ultraviolet radiation. It regulates temperatures. And it wraps us in a cocoon of lovely, lovely air pressure. In the v...
Bad things happen, my friends. Lots of bad things. Our bodies depend on Earth's atmosphere to survive. Not ju...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
New frogs found. And they “dance.”
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphibians earned their name with the unusual kicks they use to attract mates. One problem, though. The species declined in number during the 12 years in which Indian sc...
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphibians earned their name with the unusual kicks they use to attract mates. One problem, though. The species declined in number during the 12 years in which Indian sc...
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphi...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
Tweens prove golf has no age limits
An 11-year-old girl has played her way into the U.S. Women's Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. She will compete against the best players in the country and around the world. Lucy Li, a sixth-grader with braces, made history Monday. She shot rounds of 74-6...
An 11-year-old girl has played her way into the U.S. Women's Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. She will compete against the best players in the country and around the world. Lucy Li, a sixth-grader with braces, made history Monday. She shot rounds of 74-6...
An 11-year-old girl has played her way into the U.S. Women's Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Sh...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
Could you hit a pitch thrown by President Obama?
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a ti...
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a ti...
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. T...
- Posted on May 20, 2014
Vice president rejects prom invite but sends corsage
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, but he sent a personal reply. Talia Maselli reached out to Biden last fall, knowing his dance card likely would fill up. Biden sent a handwritten card ...
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, but he sent a personal reply. Talia Maselli reached out to Biden last fall, knowing his dance card likely would fill up. Biden sent a handwritten card ...
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, ...
- Posted on May 20, 2014
Would you buy a used car from Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one of The Beatles sold for five times as much. The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held last weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. ...
Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one of The Beatles sold for five times as much. The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held last weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. ...
Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one ...
- Posted on May 19, 2014
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