“You can be cool and you can be smart” Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM, which is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn. "I want her to look at things and wonde... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book! A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature. But not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released in March by HarperCollins Children's Books. The honor roll student fr... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Seal deemed “too friendly” heading to Detroit A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches, and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them, is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly. Since March, the 100-pound female gray seal had stopped on Long Island, New York, and New Jersey beac... - Posted on November 19, 2014
She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog A District of Columbia woman has spent more than $35,000 in a year-long search for her beloved missing dog. Janet Mihalyfi, 39, of the Georgetown section of Washington has hired psychics and private investigators, posted thousands of fliers, installed cameras in the woods an... - Posted on November 19, 2014
No cash for gifts? Share you taste in music instead Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. Armstrong makes a CD that he shares with friends and family each Christmas. It contains songs that reflect the places he's visited or how he's f... - Posted on November 18, 2014
Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past She's no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the Midwest gave Grewing an opening to test out a virtual class day at St. Cloud Cathedral high school in central Minnesota. She is having students whip ou... - Posted on November 14, 2014
Can you believe bubbles made Toy Hall of Fame? It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The plastic pretend soldiers have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and soap bubbles. The trio of toys takes its place alongside other classics including Bar... - Posted on November 12, 2014
100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each The world's only giant panda triplets were doing well. They turned 100 days old Wednesday. Each weighs more than 11 pounds, up from just over 100 grams at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each. The cubs were born on July 29 w... - Posted on November 11, 2014
YouTube tots pick top toys A snaggletooth 8-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing. These are among the young power brokers who will determine the toys that will be under Christmas trees this year. At a time when toy s... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Colleges use drones to help football players With the help of an affordable $500 toy, University of Miami football coaches and players are studying film like never before. The Hurricanes are using a drone with a camera attached to capture their practices. They study footage gleaned from its unusual vantage points along with w... - Posted on November 6, 2014
Spain's biggest city overrun by sheep Shepherds guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid's streets on Sunday. It was a demonstration in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised... - Posted on November 5, 2014
Nurse who survived Ebola gets her dog back A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month. She had contracted the ... - Posted on November 3, 2014
College player fights tumor for moment on court Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch. It's right before basketball practice. She's moving slowly. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the tumor squeezing her brain also saps her... - Posted on October 29, 2014
What happens after a bear wanders into a drugstore? A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of a drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing her into the wild next year. Police scooped the cub into a shopping basket Sunday at a Rite-Aid store in Ashland. Shoppers took video on their smartphones. The Oregon ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it. They call it goofy and wei... - Posted on October 26, 2014
Meet the young wrestlers of Cuba In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon. About 20 children are learning to wrestle in a park in Old Havana. When asked why they chose wrestling in baseball-loving Cuba, ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
She can't move her legs, but she rocks the slopes Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation. Like when she rolled down the red carpet at the ESPY Awards or rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Or when she spoke at schools ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again Old Ironsides is about to enter a three-year restoration project. Built in Boston and launched in October 1797, the USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides" is a ship that was commissioned by the U.S. Navy following the Revolutionary War. Its mission was to protect American merch... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Don't expect another winter like last one! If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts and a lack of California rain, there's some good news. A repeat is not expected this year. Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the upcoming winter looks pretty average in... - Posted on October 23, 2014
Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not? Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his adventures, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. It seems a logical deduction that the fictional detective's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, must have k... - Posted on October 22, 2014