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Robert Osborne, genial face of TCM, dead at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Osborne, the genial face of Turner Classic Movies and a walking encyclopedia of classic Hollywood, has died. He was …

University of Washington

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

Scientists have discovered a material that might be science's biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, …

Nashville Zoo welcomes clouded leopard conceived through artificial insemination

A rare clouded leopard's birth at the Nashville Zoo marks a milestone that could help rebuild the mysterious Asian cat's population, officials said Thursday.<p>The male cub is the first clouded leopard conceived through artificial insemination with frozen sperm, zoo officials said.<p>The birth is the …

Big Cats

West Omaha man reports seeing a mountain lion on his patio Thursday morning

Steve Patterson says he has no doubts about what made the distinctive, piercing cry outside his back window Thursday morning.<p>“I recognized that it …

Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life …

Research

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the …

Optometry

Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study

An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very …

Cancer

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the …

Los Angeles

Storm chasers honor "Twister" star with GPS tribute

Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the …

Weather

Oldest Wild Bird In The World Has A Baby At Age 66

Wisdom and her lifelong mate, Akeakamai, return to the Midway Atoll to lay an egg every year.The post Oldest Wild Bird In The World Has A Baby At Age …

Birds

Soviet-Era Military Helicopter Lands on Highway To Ask Trucker For Directions

The joke in the United States is that while women have no problem admitting that they’re lost, men refuse to...The post Soviet-Era Military …

Kazakhstan

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Welcome to the bat cave. No, we're not talking about the secret headquarters of a superhero.<p><b>What Causes Pandemics? We Do</b><p>In this series, NPR explores the causes behind our new hyperinfectious era. Join the conversation with the hashtag #KillerViruses or tweet us @NPRGoatsAndSoda<p>This is Gomantong — …

Nature

Aussies Are Shunning Bunnies And Embracing The Easter Bilby Instead

Australian kids are devouring chocolate bilbies, with a portion of proceeds helping to save the endangered species.<p>Here comes Peter Bilby, hopping down the dusty desert track. That’s what Aussies have in mind as Easter approaches and they prepare to shun bunnies again to celebrate the holiday with …

Prince William

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible …

Crime

This Raccoon That Got Stuck On A Trash Truck Is America Right Now

Hang in there!<p>Evich tweeted she saw the animal in Rossalyn, Virginia.

Cute Animals

7 weird things that happen to your body when you cry

It happens to the best of us. When you’re deep in a bout of crying, drowning in your own tears like shrunken Alice on her way to Wonderland, you feel …

Rare chickens brought back from the brink of extinction by Edinburgh University

Rare chickens such as the ‘Scots Dumpy’ which was used by the Picts to warn of the approach of the Roman Army, could be brought back from the brink of extinction by Edinburgh University.<p>Scientists have genetically engineered chickens which can act as surrogates and lay the eggs of other rare breeds.<p>…

Birds

‘Superhouses’ are outrageously luxe mansions for the super-rich

If Christian Grey were real, he’d live in this super-luxe Superhouse<p>Talk about status symbols. After working with the boat designer who “invented” high-end, luxury “Superyachts”, architect Magnus Ström has decided to apply the same money-making idea to ultra-fancy houses. He’s creatively named the …

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

BOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in …

Biology

Iraqis risk all to spy on Islamic State militants in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi intelligence agent knew something was wrong. An Islamic State group member working for him as an informant in the city …

Mosul

These Tiny Robots May Bring Big Change to Cancer Care

Magnetically controlled swarms of microscopic robots might one day help fight cancer inside the body, new research suggests.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have shown they can manipulate magnetic forces to guide medical devices within the human body, as these fields can apply forces to remotely …

Nanotech

New super-thin film acts like "air conditioner" for buildings

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a thin, artificially structured “metamaterial” that can cool objects without the use …

French Arrest Mata Hari

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 267th installment in the series.<p>February 13, 1917: …

71st Valentine's Day for Auschwitz survivor, soldier she met

LONDON (AP) — She is a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. He is a former Scottish commando who was on the scene when the Nazis fell.<p>They met at a …

World History

3 things that happen when you stop showering for a month

Ever skip a shower after a workout? <i>Maybe.</i> What about skip a shower for an entire month? That’s what one writer from <i>The Atlantic</i>, James Hamblin, set …

Valentine's Day and the Romance of Cobwebs

Among the many works on paper in The Met's Department of Drawings and Prints is a large collection of historic valentines from Europe and the United …

Drinking tequila could help you lose weight

Excellent news for agave-spirit lovers: while it's widely known that throwing back booze racks up calories, a new study has found a link between …

Common weed from Brazil could help fight deadly superbug, study finds

The red berries of a weed found in the southern United States contain an compound that can disarm a deadly superbug, according to research published …

Phoenix urban garden mysteriously closes amid land dispute

PHOENIX (AP) — A sprawling urban garden on a vacant lot where Phoenix residents have grown everything from melons to okra closed Friday after the …

Native Americans

More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news on Sunday after more than 200 stranded whales managed to …

Whales