Would you fly in one of these things?

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Now Google let's you zip through the Amazon jungle
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Why were prehistoric animals so big?
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Soprano seeks to go where no singer has gone before
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For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas
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Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand
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17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”
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Wild horses may save threatened butterflies
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Ancient salamander was as long as a car!
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Young scientists impress Obama at White House
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Americans love an underdog
What makes Hellmann’s “real” mayonnaise real? You have to break some eggs to make an omelet. And according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise. The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word "Mayo" in its sandwich spread name. Unilever says that federal reg... - Posted on November 14, 2014
Spacecraft lands on comet 4 billion miles away Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft made history Wednesday. It landed on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet. It was an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe. Paolo Ferri, head of mission operations... - Posted on November 13, 2014
Humble leader offered $1 million for his old Beetle President Jose Mujica of the South American country of Uruguay says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. The car has become a symbol of his modest lifestyle. The man once nicknamed "the poorest president in the world" told the Urugua... - Posted on November 11, 2014
Would you cook a meal for your dog? Is the way to a dog's heart is through its stomach? No one believes this more than Kris Rotonda and Denise Fernandez. The couple conceived the Doggy Cooking Network and founded online dating service YouMustLoveDogsDating.com. That's where pooch-loving singles can connect wit... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Two words: Baby hippo The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween. Their first baby hippopotamus in 26 years was born. The zoo says the baby was born Friday, Oct. 31. It was somewhat of a surprise, but staffers had noticed the mother hippo gained weight, which made them suspect sh... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Everyone needs a haircut sometime – even donkeys Mohamed Mustafa teaches his 5-year-old son the Egyptian family's trade, one shear at a time. Mohamed is one of Cairo's donkey barbers, an expert in trimming and styling horses, camels, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and donkeys. He is a third-generation qassasseen. That is the Eg... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Fifth grader finds 14,000-year-old arrowhead Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery cut his boogie boarding session short. Something pointy brushed against his leg. "It didn't feel like any of the other shells," he says. He reached into... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Seen Sesame Street? It's been on for 45 years You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years... - Posted on November 6, 2014
Robot spies on shy penguins The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy. It's pretty darn cute. And it is so convincing that penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their young chicks. Emperor penguins are notoriously shy. When researchers approach, t... - Posted on November 6, 2014
Taylor Swift wants you to read Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift. The superstar made a stop on her tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing. She met with a gaggle of New York City public school kids and 100 more on computer screens via Skype from classrooms in Mic... - Posted on November 5, 2014
Daredevil walks on wire between two skyscrapers Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness. He even performed one crossing blindfolded. "I feel incredible," Wallenda told reporters after completing the tightrope walks. R... - Posted on November 4, 2014
Hoop keeps blind dogs from bumping into things One pet owner made a promise when her toy poodle fell ill and its vision started to dim. If her dog lived, she would help it overcome any disabilities. Silvie Bordeaux of Los Angeles kept that vow after Muffin survived a cancer scare but lost his sight. She created Muffin's ... - Posted on November 3, 2014
Oops! Singer forgets words to national anthem Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It happened during his performance before Game 5 of the baseball World Series. The lead singer of the metal band Staind turned country singer published his apology note on his website Monday.... - Posted on October 31, 2014
Would you attend a Hello Kitty convention? Marty Garrett and Salumeh Eslamieh gave up their garage for Hello Kitty. The married couple turned the garage of their San Francisco home into a showroom for their vast Hello Kitty collection. Museum-style glass cases hold hundreds of rare and vintage Kitty items. They inclu... - Posted on October 31, 2014
Greeks ring monument with a bread “bagel” Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant "koulouri." It's a ring bread similar to a bagel, and was built around the city's most visible monument, the medieval White Tower. The bread, 540 feet in diameter, weighed 1.35 tons before baking. It is alre... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Robotic device helps bionic groom walk down aisle Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since a boating accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle. Ficarra was able to stand and walk during the wedding ceremony with the help of a battery-powered robotic exoskeleton called an... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Fan returns home run ball, gets bat instead A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands last week, the home run ball that sent the Giants to the baseball World Series. Then he gave it back. Frank Burke, who owns a transmission repair business in Oakdale, Calif., said that he wanted the... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an African gray parrot,... - Posted on October 16, 2014
Can you draw better than a 40,000 year old? Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe. Our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago, according to a study. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans than scientists had thought. Ar... - Posted on October 13, 2014
Would you fly in one of these things? The enormous fan-like propeller behind the passenger whirs, then begins to howl as the pilot hits the accelerator. The wheels bump along the desert and a small jolt tugs on the safety belts as the chute billows into the sky. A few seconds later, the strange-looking machine l... - Posted on October 10, 2014