Hotel’s guests can adopt a dog

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Group on mission to “save the soap”
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Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space
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Exhibit a tribute to African-American mass migration
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“House cat” was a cougar!
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Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow
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Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean
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Godzilla is honored in Tokyo
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Baby orangutan gets help from his sister
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Where does space begin?
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NFL gets first female official
What if your playground was made of ice? Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska. It will include a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice, and even mazes. The work began at the George Horner Ice Park in Fairbanks ahead of the annual world ice sculpture championships, the... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Bullet train could bring LA and San Francisco closer California has broken ground for its $68 billion high-speed rail system. The train promises to whisk travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project is the first in the nation to get underway. The project faces challenges fr... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Why aren’t there more female engineers? In U.S. universities, just 12 percent of engineering professors are women. Only 11 percent of engineers are female. Yet according to the Washington Post, women receive 20 percent of the engineering degrees awarded yearly. Researchers have long wondered about this divide. Th... - Posted on January 23, 2015
Is it a bird? A snowboarder? No, it's a drone. If snowboarders feel like something is following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games. The network is using the technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events. The X Games are th... - Posted on January 22, 2015
What? Another country has run out of fries? Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes. Now they are serving alternatives. Like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca. That's a starchy staple of traditional South American c... - Posted on January 21, 2015
Mass. time capsule contains coin older than America It was a look back into the past. And a history lesson, too. Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency. That is, if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide. Wh... - Posted on January 21, 2015
Christmas comes late to International Space Station A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has reached the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's supply ship, Dragon, pulled up Monday at the orbiting lab two days after its liftoff. Station commander Butch Wilmore used a robot arm to grab... - Posted on January 20, 2015
Scientists will use football fans to simulate quake The jumps, stomps and roars of fans cheering on the Seattle Seahawks have been known to shake the ground around CenturyLink Field. That's where the NFL team plays its home games. Now scientists will use expected fan quakes during a game. It will be an experiment with an earthquake ... - Posted on January 20, 2015
You can see tomorrow's cars today – in Detroit The North American International Auto Show is going on in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 17. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show: — HYUNDAI SANTA CRUZ CONCEPT: It's a c... - Posted on January 16, 2015
Commuter bus runs on human waste On November 20, 2014, tourists boarded a bus at Bristol Airport. It ran to Bath in England. The markings on the bus, however, showed that this bus was different. One side of the bus pictured people dumping food scraps into food-recycling bins. This is how people dispose of waste in... - Posted on January 16, 2015
Two men close to completing world's toughest climb Two men are attempting what has been called the most difficult rock climb in the world. It's a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, California, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Estes Park, C... - Posted on January 15, 2015
Smart watches: They aren’t just for geeks anymore Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches. The designers hope people will want to wear them day and night. Apple is preparing to release a watch line that in... - Posted on January 15, 2015
Video game found in trash going to Smithsonian One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement in a blog post. He included a photo... - Posted on January 14, 2015
What's in a name? A free, round-the-world trip! A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world a... - Posted on January 14, 2015
Oregon's wandering wolf now leader of a pack Oregon's famous wandering wolf is officially the leader of his own pack. State and federal wildlife agencies said they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack. The name comes from the wolves' location in the Rogue River drainage in the Cascades. That's e... - Posted on January 13, 2015
Are we alone in the universe? Maybe not! Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system. They make for tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life. Astronomers have announced that depending on definitions, they have confirmed three or four more planets that are about the same ... - Posted on January 13, 2015
Coach motivates her girls, both on and off the court The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a room off the gymnasium. A basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. When Dorothy Gaters finally speaks, her message is familiar and firm. As usual, it's ab... - Posted on January 12, 2015
Got a cat? There’s an app for that When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest. If you've had enough time to play with the tablet you got for the holidays, try turning the device over to your tech-savvy c... - Posted on January 12, 2015
King's legacy: Remembering the March on Washington It was spring of 1963. Leaders from the major United States civil rights organizations proposed a huge nonviolent demonstration for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. It would be the largest the capital had ever seen. They called it the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." The... - Posted on January 9, 2015
Hotel’s guests can adopt a dog At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face. A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an "Adopt Me" vest, as visitors arrive at the Aloft hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. It's believed to be the only hotel in th... - Posted on January 8, 2015