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Aug 29, 2014
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Like a rolling stone

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A trail left by a rock implanted with a motion-activated GPS unit is seen in Death Valley. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego/Handout via REUTERS

Still no clue what Stonehenge’s deal is

Researchers believe they’ve cracked the mystery behind Death Valley’s peculiar sliding rocks.

Aug 28, 2014
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A not-so-relaxing day at the beach

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A swimmer catches a wave at “The Wedge” wave break in Newport Beach, California August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Gallery: Surf’s up - way up

Hurricane Marie draws massive waves – and aquatic thrill-seekers.

 

Park51 comes to Minnesota

A small Minnesota town denies a Muslim group the right to open a religious center. The Justice Department sues them.

Aug 27, 2014
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We can be heroes

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A man dressed as Spider-Man breakdances while promoting the movie “Spider-Man 3″ at a shopping district in Taipei. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

Gallery: Just for one day…

Heroes walk among us – and Reuters presents its collection of the best caped crusader photography.

Aug 26, 2014
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The catch of a lifetime?

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A blue lobster captured off the coast of Maine is pictured in this handout photo obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/James LaPlante/Handout via Reuters

A lobster that rocks

Two crustacean-catchers nab a rare blue lobster – a one-in-two-million find.

Aug 25, 2014
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Oh, go fly a bike!

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Video: Where we’re biking, we don’t need roads

Engineers test a new quadcopter hoverbike. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

 

When ‘money for textbooks’ isn’t a euphemism

Experts offer their tips for saving cash on your college’s required reading.

Aug 6, 2014
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The weirdest news across the globe

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Video: There are some things you can’t un-see

A Chinese company develops a sperm extractor, designed for patients who need to deposit semen but wish the process involved more robots, I guess?

 

Will they smoke the competition?

South African Airways and Boeing partner to create a jet fuel derived from tobacco.

Aug 5, 2014
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Dazzling diamond, sweltering reindeer

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A member of the French historical association “Le Sapeur Picard,” dressed as a German soldier, stands in a recreated German World War One trench in Fay, Picardie region, August 2, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Gallery: Life in the trenches

On the 100th anniversary of World War One‘s outbreak, a French historical society rebuilds the conflict’s notorious trenches.

Aug 4, 2014
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Six-sided geniuses, 8-legged supermoms

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A volunteer wears a costume dressed as a Rubik’s Cube during the National Rubik’s Cube Championship in Jersey City, New Jersey August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Gallery: Don’t be such a square

At the Rubik’s Cube National Championship, hundreds of people smarter than you vie for puzzler dominance.

Aug 1, 2014
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This post is brought to you by the letters F, Y and I

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Jorge rests in Times Square, July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Gallery: And you thought it was hard being green

A Reuters photographer follows an Elmo performer in New York’s Times Square, as he attempts to make a living posing with tourists and angling for tips.

 

Video: Wining, not whining

Even in the face of a historic drought, one California winemaker says his team has weathered the storm – or lack thereof.

Jul 29, 2014
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Step aside, Helvetica

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A building bearing a design of the signature of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Ciudad Caribia outside Caracas in this September 19, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files

Still beats Comic Sans

A group of “anti-imperialists” unveil a new font mimicking the distinctive handwriting of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.