A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement.
Would-be publishers have sent in essays from as far away as Australia and Europe with promises to keep a tiny Vermont weekly alive.
A suburban house that starred onscreen as Harry Potter's childhood home is on the market -- complete with a cupboard under the stairs.
A seven-month-old polar bear, found by villagers in far eastern Russia, has been brought to the Moscow Zoo with the Defense Ministry's help.
A Chinese aquarium holding a forlorn-looking polar bear named Pizza said Tuesday it has "no need" for foreign interference, after activists offered to move the animal to a British zoo.
An orphaned baby koala in Australia has found solace cuddling a fluffy toy marsupial in the absence of his mother as he recovers from the trauma of her death.
Mima the beagle, center, jumps after winning the gold medal in the jumping competition during the Dog Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18.
Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel. Braun soared over the southern Idaho canyon in a custom-built rocket dubbed "Evel Spirit."
People sit in a streetcar in downtown Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 13.
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