Prepare for an invasion of tuk-tuks!

Film appears from before Amelia Earhart disappeared It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning. Al Bresnik took dozens of still photos. They included a few ... - Posted on June 12, 2015
Messages in a meteorites bring news from outer space Meteorites may conjure images of giant rocks smashing into towns. In fact, meteorites rarely hit people and regularly bring valuable materials to Earth from outer space. All of the iron we use on Earth today was delivered by meteorites. Gold and platinum even have meteorite ... - Posted on June 12, 2015
Woman sets out to row across Pacific Ocean The best part of being on the ocean for weeks at a time, says Sonya Baumstein, is the stars. The worst? Being wet, all the time. Baumstein, an athlete from Orlando, Florida, waited for weeks to set out in her custom-designed rowboat from Choshi, a Japanese port east of Tokyo... - Posted on June 11, 2015
Wanna buy “The Flintstones” home? "Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history. The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is selling the property and t... - Posted on June 11, 2015
Fake orca flops as sea lion scarecrow An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship. Still, Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight sai... - Posted on June 10, 2015
When will the leaning tower of Pisa fall over? You asked us, “When will the leaning tower of Pisa fall over?” Pretty much since the first stone was laid, the tower of Pisa in Italy has been a Keystone Kops version of architecture. Not long after construction began in 1173, when builders reached the third story... - Posted on June 10, 2015
Moons “dance” around Pluto There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system. It involves Pluto and five of its closest friends, a study finds. Hubble Space Telescope images of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and tinier moons Styx, Nix, Hydra and Kerberos show the odd rhythmic gyratio... - Posted on June 9, 2015
They’re called “wild animals” for a reason A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison. They're wild animals and can be dangerous. Rangers distribute the flyer to people as they enter the park. But some visitors ... - Posted on June 9, 2015
Tanzania is losing its elephants The sharp decline of the elephant population in the African country of Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic. That's according to a wildlife conservation group. The Tanzanian government has just estimated that 65,721 elephants died in the country in the last... - Posted on June 8, 2015
Baseball star snaps selfie with fan’s phone Bryce Harper called this shot. The Washington Nationals slugger known for launching long home runs thrilled a fan at a recent game, gesturing for her cellphone, snapping a playful selfie and then tossing it back into the stands. Harper took the picture in right field ... - Posted on June 8, 2015
Free SAT test prep available The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a California pioneer in online education. It wants to make test preparation materials available for free. The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful. It should also... - Posted on June 5, 2015
Virtual reality becoming a greater part of reality Virtual reality is creeping into our world. Once seen mostly as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, now movie studios, television producers and artists are adopting the technology. It immerses people in faraway realms by using bulky goggles, house-sized domes and smartphones.... - Posted on June 5, 2015
Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield and called police. Turns out, it was a stuffed animal. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County An... - Posted on June 4, 2015
Celebrities raise awareness of California drought Willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought. Stars whose homes boast lush, green lawns at a time when residents have been asked to cut back on water may be drought-shamed on social media. Meanwhile, entertainers... - Posted on June 4, 2015
Man controls robotic arm with his mind A man paralyzed by a gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers have reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of Erik S... - Posted on June 3, 2015
Is it true we have taste buds in our stomachs? You asked us, is it true that we have taste buds in our stomachs? Not only do we have taste receptors on our tongues and in our tummies, they're showing up in our intestines and lungs. But let's go back a few steps. There are thousands of taste buds in our mouths, eac... - Posted on June 3, 2015
#AskPOTUS is a hotdog a sandwich? Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it. President Barack Obama has taken to Twitter for his first Q-and-A since setting up his @POTUS handle. The suggested subject from POTUS (short for President of the United States)... - Posted on June 2, 2015
Spelling bee ends in tie, second year in a row For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were the last two standing after exhausting the 25 words... - Posted on June 2, 2015
Walrus cam an Internet hit A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ... - Posted on June 1, 2015
Prepare for an invasion of tuk-tuks! They're found all over in Asia. They swarm the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk aims to make inroads in the United States. What's a tuk-tuk? It's the three-wheeled motorized rickshaw that has moved the masses fo... - Posted on June 1, 2015