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Accidental overdose killed Scott Weiland, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Singer Scott Weiland died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs, the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.<p>The Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman died December 3 while on tour with his band the Wildabouts. He was 48.<p>The toxicology test …

Coloradans Will Put Single-Payer Health Care To A Vote

On a brisk morning in Denver recently, an ambulance pulled up in front of a downtown office tower. "I think the patient is going to make it," Dr. Irene Aguilar said as a team rolled out the gurney.<p>This wasn't a medical emergency, but rather a bit of political theater. The gurney held several big …

Japan's Hidden Gems: Kyushu, Hot Springs, Tea Ceremony and Sumo Wrestling

One of the fondest memories of my three years living in Japan was a hot springs pool in the mountains.<p>My Tokyo girlfriend took me to a quaint old Japanese inn beside a small waterfall. It was so isolated that we had to take a train, then a bus, then hike the last mile just as night was falling. We …


No Animal Should Be Allowed To Be This Round

Not quite a bunny. Not quite a mouse. What is it? Who cares! It's so round.

The Turing Phone is the craziest Android device you'll see this year

That "era" is one in which companies make security, encryption, and safeguarding your data their top priority. "Consumers shouldn't have to worry," Chao says. But so far, even after the Snowden disclosures, most consumers still aren't in the mindset where they'd seek this kind of thing out. The …

Fennec Fox Sibs Make Debut

A Fennec Fox couple, at the Chattanooga Zoo, are proud parents to two new kits! The boy and girl were welcomed, January 23rd, by first time mother, …

Cute Animals

Australia's oldest man likes to knit mini sweaters for injured penguins

Australia's oldest man has spent a lot of his days knitting sweaters for little penguins.<p>Alfred 'Alfie' Date spoke to <i>9 Stories</i> about how his …

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Guinea Pig Road In Japan During Rush Hour (VIDEO)

The Nagasaki Bio Park zoo in Japan has an ingenious and incredibly cut way of moving large amounts of guinea pigs between enclosures.<p>When the zoo …

18 Reasons Foxes Are The Most Adorable Creatures In Existence

Warning: Extreme cuteness ahead.

Australian Bat Rescue Clinic Demonstrates How to Swaddle Baby Bats So That They Look Like Burritos

Trish Wimberley, the Director of The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre (previously) in South East Queensland, demonstrates how to …

Hamsters: From the Wild to Your Bedroom

Your pet hamster has some wild ancestors!<p>Photograph by Lilly, Dreamstime<p><i>Published November 18, 2014</i><p>Cheeks puffed, growling, and ready to pick a fight with a barn cat: The black-bellied hamster is a far cry from the domesticated hamster you might have as a pet. It’s a good thing these black-bellied …

Why cats never became man's best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …


Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

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Furry rescue! Firefighters save hamsters; one baby doesn't survive

LACY, Wash. -- Firefighters responding to a mobile home fire made an adorable rescue of some furry friends.<p>Once the fire was knocked down, Lacey Fire District 3 in Lacey, Washington, administered oxygen to a family of hamsters on Sept. 26.<p>There were two adults named Oreo and Madonna and three …

The Many Different Sitting Techniques Of Maru

Anybody can sit in a box, but nobody can sit in a box quite like Maru can sit in a box. Watch and learn.

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Puppies Learning to Howl

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>This compilation shows a number of adorable puppies being introduced to howling behavior by their humans. This is part three of three …

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National Geographic

A new species of mouse lemur—one of the world's smallest primates—is photographed in Madagascar. (Photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic)<p>See …

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