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Drones converge on California coast
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Texan named Teacher of the Year
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Can fluoride be too much of a good thing?
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Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake
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How mummies are made
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Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark?
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Scientists a step closer to "bringing back" mammoths
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How do vaccines work?
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Proms become platform for good deeds, social change
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High-speed train almost as fast as plane
Fast-food chains feel need to get  “real” Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk. Customers don't want food they think is overly processed. McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving meals that are loaded with chemicals. "This demand for fresh ... - Posted on January 7, 2015
It's a first: women race against men in bobsleds Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States and Kaillie Humphries of Canada have become the first women to race in a four-person bobsled event in the World Cup. The race was held in Calgary, Canada. Humphries finished 15th with a two-run time of 1 minute, 48.87 seconds. Meyers... - Posted on January 6, 2015
What could have been saved in stone 200 years ago? Crews have removed a time capsule dating back to 1795. It came from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others. The capsule is believ... - Posted on January 6, 2015
Students push lawmakers to protect turtles The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey environmental science school to protect turtles are about to pay off. They've gotten state legislators to introduce a bill making it illegal to catch or take diamondback terrapins from the wild. It would require the sta... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Technology's great, but it could eliminate snow days One of the best parts of winter could be melting away for many Indiana students. Snow days are becoming more rare. The state's Department of Education will allow many schools to hold online learning days. They would be used in cases of inclement weather. Students won't miss ... - Posted on January 5, 2015
An ugly Christmas tree gets some love The Pennsylvania city's official Christmas tree has brought Reading plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up last month, it drew immediate comparisons to the scraggly sapling in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Its giant bare spots and asymmetrical bra... - Posted on December 23, 2014
Meet the new Thor and Captain America For decades, comic books have been in color. But now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Barack Obama recently headlined a comic book. Thor is a woman. Spider-Man is part-P... - Posted on December 22, 2014
Rat rods rock as rusty rides Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds. They also are rumblier, rustier and turn more heads on the highway. That's pretty much the point of rat rods. They look like hot rods,... - Posted on December 22, 2014
“We’re monster trucking the world” From Madonna to Miley Cyrus, from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades. Now, another uniquely American phenomenon with roots in the U.S. is rumbling across international boundaries on giant wheels: monster tr... - Posted on December 19, 2014
Kobe passes Michael on list of top scoring hoopsters Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers basketball star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday night. It happened in a 100-94 Laker victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant entered the game needing nine p... - Posted on December 19, 2014
Scientists attempt to re-create how life began How did life on Earth begin? Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life. The researchers zapped clay and a chemical soup with the laser to simulate the energy of a speeding asteroid smashing into the planet. ... - Posted on December 18, 2014
What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014? The soundtrack for "Frozen" and Pharrell's viral "Happy" are the year's top-selling album and song on iTunes. Apple announced that Taylor Swift's "1989," just released in October, is behind "Frozen." Rounding out the top 5 albums are Coldplay's "Ghost Stories," Sam Smith's ... - Posted on December 18, 2014
Can color be a hidden persuader? Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world. Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research. But it has already found "a clea... - Posted on December 17, 2014
Humpbacks are invading New York City! Maybe they want to sing on Broadway. Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting underwater songs, have been approaching New York City in greater numbers. Naturalists aboard whale-watching boats have seen humpbacks in the Atlantic Ocean ... - Posted on December 17, 2014
How can an entire country run out of butter? When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying "Cheese!" some say "Butter!" These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning. It is being rationed. Grocery stores are limiting each customer to a maximum of two packages of butter. Last week the government announced i... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a burst of negative posts on an anonymous school news app, students at Rutland High School organized a counterattack. They petitioned the creators of the After... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner stresses education Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India this week stressed the importance of uniting people across borders and religions. They want children to be educated, to help free them from poverty. The 17-year-old Malala was shot in the... - Posted on December 15, 2014
National Guard flies Santa to remote Arctic village Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream. "'Cause everybody loves ice cream," said 17-year-old Cheyen... - Posted on December 15, 2014
Chilled sea turtles head south for a “warm up” Marine biologists have flown dozens of endangered sea turtles from Cape Cod, Mass., to Galveston, Texas. The turtles are being treated for hypothermia. The 50 Kemp's ridley sea turtles are a critically endangered species. They were shocked by cold temperatures in the waters ... - Posted on December 12, 2014
Scientist opens mummy coffin, finds more than dust Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used clamps and pieces of metal to create a cradle... - Posted on December 12, 2014