Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles

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Group on mission to “save the soap”
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Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space
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Exhibit a tribute to African-American mass migration
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“House cat” was a cougar!
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Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow
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Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean
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Godzilla is honored in Tokyo
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Baby orangutan gets help from his sister
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Where does space begin?
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NFL gets first female official
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
“The Wonder Years” comes to the Smithsonian Kevin Arnold's green New York Jets jacket that he wore in "The Wonder Years" has became a piece of history. The jacket, along with other items from the popular TV show, was donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Costumes, studio tapes, scripts and Polaroid photos from the s... - Posted on December 11, 2014
You'll see 2015’s top color everywhere. It is… Let's hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. "Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling. At the same time there's a certain glamour that's attached to this color," offered Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colo... - Posted on December 11, 2014
Horses bring love and laughter to hospital patients Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine visitors ambled down corridors in the pediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Wide-eyed youngsters hooked up... - Posted on December 10, 2014
Selling Girl Scout cookies? There's an app for that The Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. But only if their scout councils and g... - Posted on December 9, 2014
It's not the Hogwarts Express, but it's close You can't board these trains in London and get off at Hogwarts. But their engines looks pretty much the same as in Harry Potter. And if you're a steam train enthusiast, the ride is almost as magical. Every day, steam engines more than 60 years old defy their age and pull wag... - Posted on December 9, 2014
Dakota students need more than Lady Gaga to graduate If you don't know how many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives, or answers to numerous other questions asked of immigrants trying to become American citizens, then you may not get through high school in North Dakota. The state's first lady has joined educ... - Posted on December 8, 2014
Football team from "failing school" makes playoffs The Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile. They go to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no football field of their own. A former gang member-turned-star safety, Jamal Brown, sleeps at the assistant coach's house. He and s... - Posted on December 8, 2014
Birds you see everyday are not safe from extinction Pigeons today are so common that you’d think they are indestructible. But think again. The pigeon you find practically all over the world today is the Rock Dove (Columba livia). It comes from the same family as the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migrators). ... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Scientists build robot that runs, call it "cheetah" It's a robot unlike any other, inspired by the world's fastest land animal. It's controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors. The robot is called the cheetah. It can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 mph. It can jump about 16 inches high, land safe... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Horse-drawn wagon hauls White House Christmas tree It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House. The official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled the 20-foot white fir up the driveway to the North Portico for inspection last week. Receiving the tree were first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia a... - Posted on December 4, 2014
In the White House, Obama pays for his toothpaste There was no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day. He had to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes and six different kinds of pi... - Posted on December 4, 2014
What happens in a brain when you read Harry Potter? Reading about Harry Potter's adventures of learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions. In a unique study, scientists who peeked into the brains of people caught up in a good book emer... - Posted on December 3, 2014
Boys survive 7 hours trapped beneath snow Two boys, trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them, could hear their worried family's cries. But they couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives. The two cousins, 11-year-old Elijah Martinez ... - Posted on December 3, 2014
Would you play in a park underground? Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line. It's an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grass and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manh... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Everybody makes mistakes, even California No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California. A subcontractor had misspelled Olympic Boulevard. An "I'' was used in place of the "Y." The large green exit sign was covered with a tarp and eventua... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Does your dog need a massage? Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too. It's become a regular service that many pet owners value. "People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr. She is a San Francisco do... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help move the airplane to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboar... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Barbie is no longer #1 with girls For the first time in more than a decade, Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa. The hit "Frozen" has earned Disney more than a billion at the box office. The... - Posted on December 1, 2014
Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road. It runs beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute. The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles. They are hit as they try to cross National Avenue on the northern edge... - Posted on November 25, 2014