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What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba
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Would you pay to put your music on the moon?
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Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq
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Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq
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Would you pay to put your music on the moon?
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What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba
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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
Fishermen catch 500-pound sawfish You may never have seen a fish like this. It's called a sawfish and it's pretty easy to know why. One was caught off Boynton Beach, Florida last weekend. According to TV station WSVN and reported on AOL.com, Dustin Richter and his friends weren't even planning to go out fis... - Posted on May 28, 2014
New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top... - Posted on May 28, 2014
Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school Everyone has heard of homing pigeons, but Montana fifth-grader Tara Atkins apparently has a "schooling pigeon." The pet bird named Foresta had disappeared Tuesday from Tara's home in the Elkhorn Mountains near Montana City, but it was back in her arms Wednesday after it show... - Posted on May 27, 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... - 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... - 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 ... - 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. ... - 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... - 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... - 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... - 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. ... - 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... - 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... - 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... - 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... - Posted on May 14, 2014