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Bringing up baby – in Russia

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Screengrab/REUTERS

 

Video: It’s hit its terrible 30,000nds

A 39,000-year-old baby mammoth goes on display in Moscow.

 

Trick or, uh… ugh, no.

A man in Dallas thought it would be hilarious to decorate his house as a quarantined Ebola center. Some others think he was wrong about that one.

 

There’s also this new trend called ‘rock ‘n roll’

U.S. politicians discover Instagram, Twitter, selfies and other cutting-edge ways to promote themselves.

 

Giant leap for giant tortoise

The once severely endangered species comes back from the brink.

 

What a coincidence! Hershey is based in Pennsylvania!

The CEO of the famed chocolate-maker says that fracking will help candy sales because people will buy more chocolate at gas stations… or something.

 

Sorry, the dog ate my loan notice

There’s no good reason to let your student loans take over your life. Here’s some no-nonsense advice on how to pay them back.

Internet problems – from Budapest to D.C.

  Ten of thousands of Hungarians march across the Elisabeth Bridge during a protest against new tax on Internet data transfers in center of Budapest, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Ten of thousands of Hungarians march across the Elisabeth Bridge during a protest against new tax on Internet data transfers in center of Budapest, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

404 public support not found

Around 100,000 Hungarians march in protest of a planned internet tax, arguing the move undermines democracy.

 

Pope, for the Darwin

The Holy See argues that scientific theories like “Big Bang” don’t contradict the role of God.

French street food and a rock star on Broadway

Zuru Pewu sits with her four-year-old son Micah on the veranda of a home in Staten Island, October 23, 2014. Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005, and her son Micah recently underwent an experience where they were insulted and linked to the spread of the Ebola virus. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Slideshow: ‘We are not a virus’  

A West African enclave in Staten Island, New York, lives under the shadow of Ebola–and local prejudice about the illness.

And speaking of identity politics

For the food-loving French, the growing popularity of the spicy, drippy street kebab is an unhappy sign of “Islamization” among the far Right.

It’s all a balancing act

A model demonstrates a "Reverse Table Top Pose" during a Paddleboard Yoga demonstration in San Deigo Bay, California. REUTERS/SHADOW VAN HOUTEN/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

A model demonstrates a “Reverse Table Top Pose” during a Paddleboard Yoga demonstration in San Deigo Bay, California. REUTERS/SHADOW VAN HOUTEN/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

How about couch yoga? Is that a thing yet?

Paddleboard yoga is the latest iteration of the ancient health practice. Wear something you don’t mind getting wet.

 

‘Serious, pervasive and irreversible’…

Those are just some of the words a U.N. draft report uses to describe the impacts of climate change.

A not-so-lonely island

A view of "Moai" statues in Rano Raraku volcano, on Easter Island, 4,000 km (2486 miles) west of Santiago. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

A view of “Moai” statues in Rano Raraku volcano, on Easter Island, 2,486 miles west of Santiago. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Another Easter Island mystery solved?

Scientists discover the inhabitants of the remote Rapa Nui island were not isolated after all.

 

What’s a word stronger than ‘hazing’

A powerhouse football team in Pennsylvania cancels its season after allegations of “humiliating acts” emerge.

Home on the rhino range

Screengrab/REUTERS/Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

Screengrab/REUTERS/Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

Video: Rare rhinos reappear

Two endangered white rhinos are raising hopes for a species revival, with just six of their kind still alive.

 

Delicious, rich, creamy… ISIS

A Belgian chocolate-maker finds itself in a bit of a branding pickle: Its name is ISIS.

 

Warning: This is not for the squeamish

A woman who jammed pencils into her eyes sues the Los Angeles hospital that treated her, after a photo a nurse took of her with “intact pencils sticking out of her eyes” goes viral online.

Fly the friendlier, robotic skies

Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

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.

 

In case you thought this was finished

Former star running back Ray Rice appeals his indefinite suspension from the National Football League with a hearing tentatively set for November 5 and 6.

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

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.

 

Cell transplant makes miraculous recovery

A new medical treatment helps a Bulgarian man paralyzed from the chest down walk with the help of a frame.

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. Former pope Paul VI who led the Roman Catholic Church during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will be beatified by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Beatification is the last step before sainthood. The late pope's move towards canonization was made possible when the Vatican recognised a miracle concerning a pregnant woman in California whose child was at risk of dying. After praying to Paul VI, the child survived. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Video: That was quick

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

 

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna dew?

Droplets on your lawn? Those could be incriminating evidence for California’s “water cops,” who target sprinkler users and other H2O scofflaws amid the state’s drought.

Mamma Mimas!

The Saturn moon Mimas is seen in an image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken at a distance of about 9,500 kilometers (5,900 miles) February 13, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Handout via Reuters

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.

 

Note to self: Apply for job at the Fed

The highest-earning 113 employees at the Federal Reserve make an average of $246,506 per year, more than chairperson Janet Yellen.

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