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US, Canada women's bobsled stars eager to race men
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How can a piece of glass be a piece of art?
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Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame
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Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black
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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job
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China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
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Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
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How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
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Everybody used to wear jeans. But not anymore.
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Are you ready to speak up against bullying?
US, Canada women's bobsled stars eager to race men
Elana Meyers Taylor has long wanted a chance to jump in a bobsled and compete against men on an icy track. That time might have arrived. So Meyers Taylor was thrilled with the announcement that bobsled's governing body will consider the 4-man event gender neutral. It'...
Elana Meyers Taylor has long wanted a chance to jump in a bobsled and compete against men on an icy track. That time might have arrived. So Meyers Taylor was thrilled with the announcement that bobsled's governing body will consider the 4-man event gender neutral. It'...
Elana Meyers Taylor has long wanted a chance to jump in a bobsled and compete against men on an icy track. Tha...
- Posted on September 30, 2014
How can a piece of glass be a piece of art?
A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis. He is burning hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound. Davis is a glassblower by trade. He uses a sabre of flame made of liquid oxygen and propane to manipulate glass into elabor...
A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis. He is burning hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound. Davis is a glassblower by trade. He uses a sabre of flame made of liquid oxygen and propane to manipulate glass into elabor...
A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis. He is burning hole after hole through spheres...
- Posted on September 30, 2014
Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame
Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Those humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the board game Operation and several return nominees. Those include little green Army men and bubbles....
Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Those humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the board game Operation and several return nominees. Those include little green Army men and bubbles....
Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. ...
- Posted on September 24, 2014
Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black. The fast-food chain has added black cheese and deep...
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black. The fast-food chain has added black cheese and deep...
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a sl...
- Posted on September 23, 2014
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job
For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that demand writt...
For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that demand writt...
For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but ca...
- Posted on September 22, 2014
China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th...
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th...
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and twe...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ...
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ...
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Poll...
- Posted on September 16, 2014
How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day. So when Bai Yun chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday. She got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a...
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day. So when Bai Yun chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday. She got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a...
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day. So when Bai Yun chipped...
- Posted on September 15, 2014
Everybody used to wear jeans. But not anymore.
Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. Not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic ...
Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. Not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic ...
Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets acro...
- Posted on September 11, 2014
Are you ready to speak up against bullying?
Cartoon Network is challenging the public to tell the world "I speak up" in a chorus of 1 million videos. Participants are invited to say those three words into their mobile devices. Then share their videos at www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com, as well as to their own social media platfo...
Cartoon Network is challenging the public to tell the world "I speak up" in a chorus of 1 million videos. Participants are invited to say those three words into their mobile devices. Then share their videos at www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com, as well as to their own social media platfo...
Cartoon Network is challenging the public to tell the world "I speak up" in a chorus of 1 million videos. Participant...
- Posted on September 9, 2014