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Meet the new Thor and Captain America
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Rat rods rock as rusty rides
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“We’re monster trucking the world”
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Kobe passes Michael on list of top scoring hoopsters
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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
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
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... - Posted on May 19, 2014
8-year-old girl takes the wheel, saves the day An 8-year-old southeast Kansas girl is being hailed for her quick, calm thinking. She grabbed the steering wheel and drove the family's SUV when her mother fell unconscious on their highway ride to school. Abby Porter and her mom, Shelly, were headed to her school in Riverto... - Posted on May 16, 2014
Wanna go to Gringotts? The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank. There, they can help to retrieve a magical object. The ride will be called "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts." It re-creates a scene from the fin... - Posted on May 14, 2014
Why do we sleep? That's a good question. But we don't have a good answer. We know that sleep is important. Without it, we get tired and irritable. We get headaches and suffer from lack of concentration. Our immune system suffers. After a number of days without sleep, we can hallucinate or ev... - Posted on May 13, 2014
Do animals laugh? Why couldn’t the pony talk? Because he was a little horse. But seriously, we don’t know how the brain makes us laugh. But we can say that there are two kinds of laughter. Complex social laughter is the kind that requires a sense of humor to “get” it. The other... - Posted on May 13, 2014
Is yogurt worth arguing over? The New York Senate's debate about declaring yogurt the state's official snack was intended to teach a fourth-grade class about government. But it became a lesson on legislative silliness from David Lettermen and Jon Stewart. The Senate spent 45 minutes this week debating th... - Posted on May 11, 2014
Therapy dog helps soldiers cope with stress After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is prone to bouts of anger. He is unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield. But as Swols sits in a clinic at Fort Bragg, his hand drops to the furry head beside him. His mood bri... - Posted on May 9, 2014
Do your hair and nails grow after you die? Uh, no. Your hair and nails do not grow after you die. It'a a 100-percent myth promoted by horror movies. Almost. Because there is a bit of truth to it. Your hair and nails stop growing pretty much as soon as you die. Both nails and hair grow from the base up when new cells ... - Posted on May 7, 2014
Watch this rock-climbing bear cub! Mountain goats, you’re on notice! A brave little bear cub followed its mother up a nearly vertical rock face. This video shows that bears can rock climb with the best of them. The ability of bears to climb trees and ladders has been documented widely. But this is one of th... - Posted on May 7, 2014
Family looks for new dog, finds old one instead Many pets got separated from their families almost two years ago, when Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast. A New Jersey family was one of them. They lost their dog, a terrier-pit bull mix. He escaped from their backyard during the storm. Chuck James says that his family ... - Posted on May 7, 2014
Fisherman pulls a “goblin” from the deep A rare shark has been pulled up from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And it's not pretty. It's called a goblin shark. The shrimp fisherman who caught it in his net said it looked prehistoric. It was about 18 feet long, with razor-sharp teeth. The 63-year-old fish... - Posted on May 5, 2014