Would planes be safer without pilots?

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Britney, Katy on display at Smithsonian
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Male cat takes on role of mom
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What can we do to save the bees?
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Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris
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Great white shark becomes Twitter star
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She’s a pole vaulter, and she’s blind
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Man survives a nail in the eye
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What would happen if a big asteroid hit the moon?
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Is it easier to name a child than a horse?
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Iran plasters billboards with famous art
Drones converge on California coast
Both surfers and mountain bikers are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk. But these days, what's up in the air may not be a bird at all. It might be a drone. Last week t...
Both surfers and mountain bikers are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk. But these days, what's up in the air may not be a bird at all. It might be a drone. Last week t...
Both surfers and mountain bikers are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk. But these days, what's...
- Posted on May 4, 2015
Texan named Teacher of the Year
A high school English teacher in Texas has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the United States....
A high school English teacher in Texas has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the United States....
A high school English teacher in Texas has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She works with students ...
- Posted on May 4, 2015
Can fluoride be too much of a good thing?
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water. That's because some kids are getting too much. It is causing white splotches on their teeth. It's the first c...
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water. That's because some kids are getting too much. It is causing white splotches on their teeth. It's the first c...
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water. That's because some kids are getting...
- Posted on May 1, 2015
Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake
There is still time to save lives. A crushing earthquake hit the country of Nepal on April 25. Many governments and aid agencies are sending doctors, volunteers and equipment to help. They ...
There is still time to save lives. A crushing earthquake hit the country of Nepal on April 25. Many governments and aid agencies are sending doctors, volunteers and equipment to help. They ...
There is still time to save lives. A crushing earthquake hit the country of Nepal on April 25. Many governmen...
- Posted on May 1, 2015
How mummies are made
The most familiar mummies are the Egyptians. Many were buried in elaborate tombs. They often were surrounded with treasures. It was believed those could escort them into the afterlife. But n...
The most familiar mummies are the Egyptians. Many were buried in elaborate tombs. They often were surrounded with treasures. It was believed those could escort them into the afterlife. But n...
The most familiar mummies are the Egyptians. Many were buried in elaborate tombs. They often were surrounded with tre...
- Posted on April 30, 2015
Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark?
Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten and you've got the aptly named pocket shark. It is the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Surprised scientists...
Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten and you've got the aptly named pocket shark. It is the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Surprised scientists...
Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten and you've got the aptly named pocket shark. It is the...
- Posted on April 30, 2015
Scientists a step closer to "bringing back" mammoths
Could an animal that has gone extinct make a comeback? Maybe. Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth. It's thanks to work that could be a step towa...
Could an animal that has gone extinct make a comeback? Maybe. Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth. It's thanks to work that could be a step towa...
Could an animal that has gone extinct make a comeback? Maybe. Scientists are getting their best look yet at th...
- Posted on April 29, 2015
How do vaccines work?
You asked us, how do vaccines work? Well, vaccines are basically a stupendously brilliant way to train ourselves to fight some downright nasty, even deadly diseases. Let me explain. W...
You asked us, how do vaccines work? Well, vaccines are basically a stupendously brilliant way to train ourselves to fight some downright nasty, even deadly diseases. Let me explain. W...
You asked us, how do vaccines work? Well, vaccines are basically a stupendously brilliant way to train ourselves to f...
- Posted on April 29, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change
Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance. They come complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity...
Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance. They come complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity...
Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance. They come complete with backstage drama over dates and ...
- Posted on April 28, 2015
High-speed train almost as fast as plane
This is one fast train. The fastest in the world, actually. Now, a Japanese maglev has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the passenger train reached 375 miles per hour. I...
This is one fast train. The fastest in the world, actually. Now, a Japanese maglev has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the passenger train reached 375 miles per hour. I...
This is one fast train. The fastest in the world, actually. Now, a Japanese maglev has broken its own speed re...
- Posted on April 28, 2015
New York City wants to cut waste by 90 percent
The nation's biggest city is New York. By 2030, it wants to reduce its waste by 90 percent. The plan includes a big change to the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce w...
The nation's biggest city is New York. By 2030, it wants to reduce its waste by 90 percent. The plan includes a big change to the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce w...
The nation's biggest city is New York. By 2030, it wants to reduce its waste by 90 percent. The plan includes ...
- Posted on April 27, 2015
Real life cats in hats
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller and faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What starte...
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller and faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What starte...
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit s...
- Posted on April 27, 2015
Presidential hopefuls kick off 2016 campaigns
In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech. It was on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required...
In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech. It was on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required...
In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech. It was on a co...
- Posted on April 24, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying. They are learning a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and swe...
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying. They are learning a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and swe...
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying. They are learning a nearly...
- Posted on April 24, 2015
Would planes be safer without pilots?
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. It's a big idea. And it could someday happen. It's a radical idea, of course. If it happens, it would be many years away. Follo...
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. It's a big idea. And it could someday happen. It's a radical idea, of course. If it happens, it would be many years away. Follo...
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. It's a big idea. And it could someday happen. I...
- Posted on April 23, 2015