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Tropical Storm Henriette Reaches Hurricane Strength With 75MPH Winds, Barrels Northwest Towards Hawaii [VIDEO]
Aug 06, 2013 11:22 AM E
Tropical Storm Henriette has intensified from a tropical storm to a full-blown hurricane, with winds reaching 75 mph early Tuesday. Located in the Pacific Ocean about 1,630 miles east-southeast of Hawaii, Tropical Storm Henriette could reach the islands as early as the weekend.
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'Kirobo' Talking Robot Astronaut Makes Historic Trip To International Space Station, Aids Human Astronaut Kochi Wakata [VIDEO]
Aug 05, 2013 17:53 PM E
Kirobo the talking robot is the world’s first of its kind, and he’s now also the world’s smallest astronaut. On Saturday, Kirobo the talking robot was launched into space and is headed for the International Space Station where he will keep astronaut Kochi Wakata company during his long stay.
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'Jeopardy!': 'Emancipation' Misspelling Costs Thomas Hurley $3000, Host Alex Trebek Chastised For Callous Reaction [VIDEO]
Aug 05, 2013 16:26 PM E
A “Jeopardy!” “emancipation” misspelling cost one young contestant the final answer – and $3,000. Eighth grader Thomas Hurley got the final answer right, but accidentally put an extra “t” in the word “emancipation” – a mistake “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek wasn’t willing to forgive.
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Deer Birth Control: New York Town Plans To Sterilize Female Deer After Overpopulation Leads To More Car Accidents, Bare Gardens [REPORT]
Aug 05, 2013 13:34 PM E
A deer birth control program is being implemented in Hastings-on-Hudson in New York where the deer population has gotten out of control. In the two-square-mile town along the river, there are three times as many deer as the national average, prompting city officials to take part in a deer birth control program which will begin at year’s end.
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Boy Finds Mummy In Germany: Did Alexander Kettler Discover An Authentic Ancient Egyptian Corpse?
Aug 05, 2013 11:49 AM E
A boy finds a mummy inside a sarcophagus and hidden in his grandmother’s attic in Germany. Is the wrapped corpse just fool’s gold, or did 10-year-old Alexander Kettler chance upon a genuine, ancient Egyptian mummy?
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Man Crawls Off Plane: Paralyzed Passenger D. Baraaka Kanaan Sues Delta After Airline Refuses To Help Him Exit Aircraft [REPORT]
Aug 02, 2013 17:16 PM E
A man crawls off a plane and is now suing the airline for the humiliation and physical pain he endured. D. Baraaka Kanaan is a paraplegic who was forced to crawl off a Delta flight after airline personnel refused to help him exit the aircraft.
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Steamboat Geyser Erupts In Yellowstone: Watch World’s Tallest Geyser Blow Its Top In Amazing Surprise Explosion [VIDEO]
Aug 02, 2013 15:16 PM E
Steamboat Geyser erupted in Yellowstone National Park this week, giving park guests a surprise show. The totally unpredictable Steamboat Geyser can erupt without warning, or go dormant for decades on end. This was its first eruption in eight years.
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US Embassies Closed: Al Qaeda Terrorist Threat Prompts Middle East, North Africa Diplomats To Flee [REPORT]
Aug 02, 2013 13:20 PM E
U.S. embassies close starting Sunday, August 4 in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia after U.S. intelligence picks up “elevated chatter” that could be related to an Al Qaeda threat. In addition to U.S. embassies closed, the terrorist threat also prompted the State Department to issue a worldwide travel alert.
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Russian Anti-Gay Law: Will Kremlin Enforce Ban On Gay Propaganda At 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi?
Aug 02, 2013 11:10 AM E
The Russian anti-gay law, which makes it illegal to promote “non-traditional sexual relationships,” may or may not be enforced at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It’s still unclear if the law will apply to athletes and guests, after Russian authorities said Thursday that Kremlin would make no exceptions for foreigners, but then retracted that assertion on Friday.
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New Broccoli 'Beneforte' Is Anti-Aging Superfood, Prevents Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity [REPORT]
Aug 01, 2013 15:06 PM E
Broccoli’s anti-aging properties are more potent now than ever, thanks to scientists in the UK who created a “superfood” version of broccoli called Beneforte. The hybrid veggie contains elevated levels of glucoraphanin, a compound with antibiotic and anti-cancer properties.
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Sandusa Beach Towel: How Does World’s First Sand-Resistant Towel Work? [VIDEO]
Aug 01, 2013 13:21 PM E
The Sandusa beach towel, developed by Australian innovator Baz Brown, repels sand like it’s the plague. But how does the world’s first sand-resistant beach towel work?
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Antibiotic Ocean Mud: New Bacteria Found Off Calif. Coast Fights Anthrax, Could Combat Drug-Resistant Superbugs [REPORT]
Aug 01, 2013 11:15 AM E
An antibiotic from ocean mud could be our answer to fighting drug-resistant superbugs. Scientists in California have discovered a brand new compound in Pacific Ocean mud off the coast of San Diego that could lead to a new class of antibiotic medicines.
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Dinosaur Fossils Auction: Scientists Appalled That ‘Montana Dueling Dinosaurs’ Fossil Will Be Sold, Not Studied [VIDEO]
Jul 31, 2013 16:08 PM E
A dinosaur fossils auction is spurring controversy after it was decided the rare find, unearthed in Montana in 2006, will be sold at a private auction in New York City in November. Scientists say the fossilized remains should be studied, not hawked.
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Turtle Smuggled In Hamburger? Chinese Man Attempts To Sneak Pet On Plane, Tells Security There’s ‘Just A Hamburger’ In His Luggage
Jul 31, 2013 12:55 PM E
A Chinese man tried to smuggle his pet turtle onto a plane in Guangzhou by hiding it inside a KFC hamburger. Airport security personnel, however, weren’t fooled by the clever turtle disguise.
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