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Saturday, August 16, 2014
New study explores sinister side of meerkats
One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. They look cuddly and endearing. But a new study says they have a dark side.
Study blames humans for largest proportion of recent glacial melt
More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
Specks returned from space may be alien visitors
There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us. Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASA's comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system. If confirmed, this would be the world's first sampling of contemporary interstellar dust.
“Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker” (Viking), by Doug J. Swanson
Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawn-like krill during the summer, new research showed Friday.
Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey.
Hitchhiking robot 'HitchBot' traveling right across Canada
'Flashmob' robots able to swarm themselves into shape
Without any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shapes like a star or the letter K, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
Bright red police leaflets warning Times Square tourists that photos with costumed characters are free, and tipping is optional, are taking a bite out of the bottom line for the many Elmos, Mickey Mouses, SpongeBobs and Statues of Liberty who dress up to help make ends meet.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water — and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.
An Australian hospital apologized “unreservedly” Thursday after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died instead of being discharged.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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