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June 01, 2016
Kayak completes solo voyage from Australia to New Zealand
Stuart Cleary set out in late 2014 to paddle solo from Australia to New Zealand. But in the end, it was his homemade kayak ...
May 29, 2016
Expired radio beacon sends distress call after being dropped
The Coast Guard says rescuers needlessly searched a Rhode Island bay after receiving a distress call from an expired radio ...
May 26, 2016
A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going ...
May 26, 2016
Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake
A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his ...
May 22, 2016
Spanish priest pleads for divine intervention to repair road
A Spanish priest says he has given up hope that local authorities in his parish of Xestoso in the northwest of the country ...
May 20, 2016
Airbus unit unveils 3D-printed electric motorcycle
What weighs 77 pounds, goes 50 mph (80 kph) and looks like a Swiss cheese on wheels? An electric motorcycle made from tiny ...
May 18, 2016
Taiwan panda's 'proof of life' photo debunks death rumors
The subject of the photo looks out from behind bars, with newspapers arranged in front of him to prove what day it is.
May 14, 2016
Not-so-great escape: 2 tigers recaptured in Dutch sanctuary
Two tigers escaped from their enclosure at a Dutch big cat sanctuary Saturday, prompting police to warn residents to stay ...
May 12, 2016
Woof: Serena Williams eats dog food, instantly regrets it
The gourmet food Serena Williams ordered off the hotel room-service menu for dogs looked good enough for her to eat. So the ...
May 12, 2016
Referees at Czech soccer game banned for odd behavior
Two referees in the Czech soccer league have been banned indefinitely after one appeared to be drunk on the sideline and the ...
May 12, 2016
Call him Lord Prime Minister: Cambodia wants PM's title used
For years, some Cambodian media have referred to the country's longtime leader simply as Prime Minister Hun Sen.
May 10, 2016
Scientists declare 'Boaty McBoatface' contest a success
There's no sinking feeling for the scientists who inadvertently gave the world Boaty McBoatface. In fact, they're buoyant.
May 05, 2016
NYPD boogies down for Running Man Challenge dance-off
Officers from the New York Police Department are shaking their booties in response to a challenge to participate in the ...
May 04, 2016
The fireman's pole is history _ at least in Vienna
The fireman's pole is history — at least in Vienna. Firefighter spokesman Lukas Schauer says the last pole in the Austrian ...
May 01, 2016
Albania hopes to lure tourists with Communist nuclear bunker
Who doesn't want to see a formerly top-secret Communist nuclear bunker? A facility that was designed to keep Albania running ...
April 29, 2016
Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.
April 27, 2016
Russian girl, age 10, flies without ticket or ID
Russian transport police say a 10-year old girl flew from Moscow to St. Petersburg without identification or a ticket.
April 19, 2016
UK official: New ship unlikely to be named Boaty McBoatface
Boaty McBoatface may be sunk. Britain's science minister has indicated that the country's newest polar research vessel is ...
April 18, 2016
Madrid mayor: Dog poop culprits may have to clean streets
Dog owners in Madrid beware: Pick up after your pooch or face working as a street cleaner. Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena is ...
April 14, 2016
Robot finds 'monster' in Loch Ness _ but it's a movie prop
An underwater robot exploring Loch Ness has discovered a dark, monster-shaped mass in its depths. Disappointingly, tourism ...