Falcon couldn't see. Now it flies with better eyes.

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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
Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember A teenager and his cat, a principal and her dog, and lasers. They all came together in Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait. It ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School Principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne. The 16-ye... - Posted on October 8, 2014
Invading bullfrogs will eat almost anything! An invasion of American bullfrogs that will eat just about anything, including each other, is spreading downstream along Montana's Yellowstone River. They pose a potential threat to native frogs, government scientists say. Bullfrogs were found in surveys along a 66-mile stre... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Would you wait in a line all night for a hot dog? Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped turn the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar. Customers even could order hot dogs stuffed with exotic ingredients. Like rattlesnake. So when the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected hot dog fans to line u... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Would you pay $46,532 for jeans? Levi's did. Tourism officials in Nevada are planning a festival in Reno next fall to celebrate the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown Reno tailor shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss & Co. pate... - Posted on October 6, 2014
Falcon couldn't see. Now it flies with better eyes. With a huff, and a puff, and a turn of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced Monday afternoon that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now? Banner belongs to Jim and Nancy Cowan at the Ne... - Posted on October 3, 2014