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Oct 22, 2014
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Fly the friendlier, robotic skies



Video: The good news…

South Korean researchers develop a robot airplane pilot, with an eye toward replacing humans in the cockpit.


…and the even better news

Rejoice! Peanuts on airplanes could soon return: A biotech firm releases its new “peanut allergy patch,” aimed at aiding food allergy sufferers.

Oct 21, 2014
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Dairy divas


A farmer lifts the trophy next to the cow that was just crowned Miss Milk Cow 2014 during the annual milk cow beauty contest in Moc Chau plateau, October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kham/Files

Milking the prize for all it’s worth

Now here’s a much more entertaining pageant: An annual bovine beauty contest in Vietnam.

Oct 20, 2014
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What’s Latin for ‘CTRL + A + DEL’?


Cardinals and bishops attend a mass for the beatification of former pope Paul VI in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican October 19, 2014. ┬áREUTERS/Tony Gentile

Video: That was quick

Roman Catholic officials drop language from a controversial document that encouraged church acceptance of gay people.

Oct 17, 2014
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Mamma Mimas!


Saturn moon Mimas, seen from NASA spacecraft. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Handout via Reuters


The good news, there’s potential for life in space. The bad news…

Scientists discover a life-friendly ocean habitat beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s moon Mimas.

Oct 16, 2014
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A frightfully large pumpkin – and terrifying kangaroo


An artist’s rendering shows a big-bodied, short-faced kangaroo called a sthenurine that lived in Australia from about 13 million years ago until about 30,000 years ago. REUTERS/Brian Regal/Brown University/Handout via Reuters


The stuff that nightmares are made of

Look at this giant, ancient kangaroo. It couldn’t even hop; it just walked around, scientists say.

Oct 15, 2014
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Texas won’t leaf voters alone


Visitors view the autumn foliage of acer trees in the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt in southwest England October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Gallery: Fall – it’s not just for screensavers anymore

Save yourself the three-hour leaf-peeping tour and check out Reuters pictures of beautiful fall foliage.

Oct 14, 2014
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Waiting is the hardest part (for lenders)


Occupy Wall Street demonstrators wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Make the lenders wait

Don’t be in a hurry to pay off your student loans — even if you have the cash, experts say.

Oct 13, 2014
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A green cadet?


A production assistant prepares to inspect marijuana in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pfc. Cannabis, reporting for duty

Light ‘em up? After legalizing marijuana for medical use, Italy taps its army to grow pot.

Oct 10, 2014
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Dead flamingos – and other ghoulish news


A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Gallery: Halloween is (almost… kind of) here

Just in time for the holiday, an inventor test-flies a life-size, remote-controlled, broom-riding witch.

Oct 9, 2014
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Big cats, big problems


A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

Long commutes hurt everyone’s love life

Crisscrossing highways are diminishing the available gene pool for Southern California’s mountain lions. You’re not the only one who hates traffic.