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Scientists attempt to re-create how life began
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What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014?
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Can color be a hidden persuader?
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Humpbacks are invading New York City!
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How can an entire country run out of butter?
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Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying
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Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner stresses education
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National Guard flies Santa to remote Arctic village
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Chilled sea turtles head south for a “warm up”
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Scientist opens mummy coffin, finds more than dust
They’re sisters, co-valedictorians and twins Identical twin sisters have achieved an identical distinction at a northern Nevada high school: They're co-valedictorians. Gabby and Maria Munoz-Robles received the honor by each racking up 4.54 grade point averages at Douglas High School in Minden, about 40 miles south of R... - Posted on June 4, 2014
Woman wins $428,100 just by asking questions The reign of the winningest female contestant in "Jeopardy!" history has come to an end. Julia Collins, 31, lost during her 21st appearance on the pre-taped episode that aired Monday. The Chicago-area resident accumulated a total of $428,100 during her 20 victories on the sy... - Posted on June 3, 2014
Why are lakes freshwater and oceans saltwater? It has something to do with this leaky faucet. You see, rain falls on the land as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes an ever so slight amount of salt and minerals to dissolve in the water and continue downstream. Ev... - Posted on June 2, 2014
If you found $125,000, would you give it back? A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck. Joe Cornell told The Fresno Bee that he found the cash Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno and left t... - Posted on June 2, 2014
National Spelling Bee ends in a tie Two spellers have been declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas shared the title Thursday. After they spelled a dozen words correctly in a row, they both... - Posted on May 30, 2014
Is fire a solid, a liquid or a gas? The answer is none of the above. Contrary to what the ancient Greeks thought, not only is fire not one of four basic elements that make up everything in the universe, fire isn’t even a substance. It’s a process. As any good Boy Scout knows, to light a fire, you need thre... - Posted on May 29, 2014
Would you pay for poo from a zoo? It's called "Zoo Doo," a composted mixture of manure. And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek is hosting a "Zoo Doo" event Thursday and June 5. The zoo has compost available from herbivores - animals that feed on grass and other pl... - Posted on May 29, 2014
50 Cent’s pitch is not on the money The ceremonial first pitch is a tradition in baseball. Only 50 Cent, the rap star, did not just miss his target. He was way, way wide with his pitch. It happened Tuesday night before the Pittsburgh Pirates played the New York Mets. Standing on the pitcher's mound, 50... - Posted on May 28, 2014
More students are taking the walking “bus” As a group of children walked home together from school, they held hands. Some played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?" "Behind the line!" they said in unison, as they stepped back from th... - Posted on May 28, 2014
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w... - Posted on May 27, 2014
Calf has two old legs and two new legs The 600-pound English Charolais calf was hot and tired. It had traveled three hours inside a trailer behind a pickup truck. The calf was content to lie on the grass behind a building. A team of technicians worked on its hind legs. When the calf known as Hero heard it... - Posted on May 24, 2014
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... - 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... - 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... - Posted on May 22, 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... - Posted on May 19, 2014