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Friday, November 13, 2015
'Sexist' sandwich shop served humble pie in Pakistan
With a tagline suggesting "if she won't make you a sandwich we will" and menu items named after unsavory celebrities, one cafe in Pakistan's capital Islamabad thought it had the perfect ingredients for clientele with an appetite for sexist humor.
There's a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it's a sizzler.
Google Maps guides travelers offline
Google on Tuesday updated its free map service to guide users of Android-powered smartphones to destinations without relying on Internet connections.
Chile broke ground Wednesday on a massive telescope that is set to be the world's largest and will allow astronomers to look back to the earliest moments after the Big Bang.
The mighty cockroach packs a powerful bite, thanks to jaws that can grind five times stronger than a human's, or with 50 times more force than the bug's body weight, researchers said Wednesday.
Astronomers have discovered a mysterious dwarf planet that is three times farther away than Pluto and believed to be the most distant object in our solar system.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Bubble yuck: Crews melt chewed gum off famed Seattle wall
A piece of Seattle history is coming down -- or rather, 1 million little pieces.
High-tech scans look to unravel pyramids' mysteries
New findings at Egypt's Khufu pyramid are raising hopes of unraveling the mysteries of one of the ancient world's most iconic monuments, including whether it may contain secret chambers.
Clean cooking: a green lifesaver
Kamlesh feeds the flames of a crude clay cookstove with kindling, kerosene and sunbaked discs of cow dung. She breathes in the billowing smoke, as she does for hours every day. Her eyes water and sting. Her throat feels scratchy and sore.
Indonesia uses elephants to control forest fires
Officials in Indonesia are using trained elephants outfitted with water pumps and hoses to help patrol forests and control fires.
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