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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 …

Pets

THE SHOT: Robyn's Odyssey

In 1977, I was given the ultimate National Geographic assignment: track down a mysterious and stunningly beautiful young woman named Robyn Davidson who crossed 2000 miles of treacherous Australian outback alone with four camels and her dog Diggity. I photographed her five times during her nine …

Suspect in slayings of McStay family of four pleads not guilty

The suspect in the slayings of a family of four from Fallbrook, including two children, was escorted quickly into a Victorville courtroom, where he plead not guilty Wednesday before a battery of TV and still cameras.<p>Dressed in a light blue dress shirt and dark tie, Charles “Chase” Merritt, 57, sat …

Netherlands glow-in-the dark cycle path unveiled

A new glow-in-the-dark cycle path has been unveiled in the Netherlands.<p>The idea was inspired by Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. It runs through the Dutch province of North Brabant, the place where the artist was born and raised.<p>The designer responsible is Daan Roosegaarde, famous for his …

Netherlands

Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

The FBI file for Doris Payne is said to be six feet long: The criminal history for the international jewel thief dates back to the 1950s. Payne is infamous for using her charm and a specialized slight of hand to put clerks at ease and walk out with precious jewels. Over her 60-year career, she is …

Dad: Son brushed up against poisonous plant, died

Nathan Greenaway collapsed at the English estate where he worked and was rushed to a hospital in September, where, for five days, doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with the 33-year-old.<p>He died on Sept. 7 of multiple organ failure, and at a pre-inquest hearing this week, a potential cause …

White House doesn't dispute report finding no al Qaeda role in Benghazi attack

A senior Obama administration official said the White House does not dispute a New York Times article published Saturday about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which found no evidence al Qaeda was involved.<p>According to the in-depth report, the Times found no proof that al …

Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.<p>Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.<p>Hundreds of the majestic …

Birds

Associated Press News

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

The NSA Intercepts Laptops Purchased Online to Install Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the …

Associated Press News

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet of Macintosh Classic IIs with iMac …

What are they drinking? Text message sent using...vodka

When hearing that scientists in Canada and the UK have sorted out how to spray molecules of vodka to send a generic message a few meters through open space, one should be forgiven for concluding that said scientists were helping themselves to a bit of the ol' liquor cabinet in the process.<p>Not …