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Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM CDT

What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things

What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things

Vladimir Putin is everywhere in his country's public life. Now it turns out the president is even gracing ordinary Russians' dreams, NBC News reported. A web search engine said the strongman was the only...

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 08:18 PM CDT

Man Films 'Never-Ending' Gator Parade in South Florida

Man Films 'Never-Ending' Gator Parade in South Florida

A Florida wildlife photographer captured a seemingly infinite procession of alligators in South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. Photographer Bobby Wummer filmed the half-hour parade of gators just...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 03:16 PM CDT

Humpback Whales Mysteriously Organize in Super Groups: Study

Humpback Whales Mysteriously Organize in Super Groups: Study

Some humpback whales are starting to gather in larger-than-usual groups, but scientists aren't sure why, according to a new study published earlier this month. Typically, these whales are considered solitary...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM CDT

Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase

Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase

A Czech citizen traveling back from South Africa was caught at the Vienna Airport trying to smuggle about 80 reptiles in his suitcase.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:06 AM CDT

Sea Lion That Swam Up Calif. Farmland Canal Evades Rescue

Sea Lion That Swam Up Calif. Farmland Canal Evades Rescue

Wildlife experts are frustrated by a young sea lion that evaded their attempts to rescue him from a canal that cuts through farmland and an inland Northern California neighborhood. Vacaville police officers,...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 06:50 AM CDT

Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name

Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name

British officials didn't want to name a polar research ship "Boaty McBoatface," but they had no problem giving the name to a new submarine, NBC News reported. Last year, the British government agency...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:20 AM CDT

Hens' Best Friends: Retirees Knit Sweaters for Chilly Chickens

Hens' Best Friends: Retirees Knit Sweaters for Chilly Chickens

Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. The unusual project began after members of...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:08 AM CST

Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview

Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview

Two children who waltzed into a live TV interview about a very serious matter of world affairs became a viral video sensation Friday. The precocious pair walked into a BBC interview with Pusan National...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 06:49 PM CST

Florida Wants to Pay People to Hunt Pythons in New Program

Florida Wants to Pay People to Hunt Pythons in New Program

The state agency overseeing Everglades restoration projects plans to pay people to kill Burmese pythons in the wetlands. The South Florida Water Management District said in a statement Thursday that 25 people...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 01:19 PM CST

Danish Teen Finds WWII Nazi Plane Wreck in Swamp

Danish Teen Finds WWII Nazi Plane Wreck in Swamp

A Danish teenager has found parts of a German World War II airplane that likely crashed in a northern Denmark swamp 72 years ago — including the remains of a man who might have been its pilot. Local archaeolo...

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