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Does the 5-second rule really work? The 5-second rule states that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is still safe to eat. But to really answer the question, we need to ask another – how lucky do you feel? It can take less than 5 seconds for 150 to 8,000 bacteria like Salmonella to hop a ride... - Posted on May 16, 2014
Drones descending on Washington! Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E... - Posted on May 15, 2014
“Do you want seasoning with your fries?” McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. ... - Posted on May 15, 2014
Teen catches whale of a fish barehanded A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video. North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more th... - Posted on May 15, 2014
Which animal lives longest? Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 years. It’s not giant tortoises either, even though they often ripen to be well over 100 years old. It’s not even that record-breaking, 507-year-old Arctic clam na... - Posted on May 15, 2014
Getting blood from dogs? Easy! But cats? Not so much Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina. The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow pooches. And they did it without h... - Posted on May 15, 2014
How do microwave ovens cook food? Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. This spectrum ranges from radio waves and microwaves, to infra-red, visible light, ultraviolet, and x-rays. Now when you press start on your microwave oven, i... - Posted on May 14, 2014
Columbus discovered America. Is this his ship? A shipwreck off northern Haiti may be the remains of Christopher Columbus' flagship vessel, the Santa Maria. But experts expressed caution about a discovery that was far from confirmed. Explorer Barry Clifford thinks the wreck he found is the Santa Maria. It struck ground an... - Posted on May 14, 2014
Boy Scouts rescue TV star Ann Curry has reported on television from the most dangerous places on earth. She appeared on NBC's “Today” show for many years. But when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue. Curry was hiking with her fa... - Posted on May 13, 2014
Wanna borrow a robot? The Chicago Public Library has more than just books for borrowing. It now has a fleet of 500 robots that can be checked out. The idea is to give Chicago residents of all ages a chance to dabble in the basics of computer coding. The gadgets, known as Finch Robots, were donate... - Posted on May 12, 2014