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What holiday is it, anyway?

October 12, 2015
A reveller dances during a "pow-wow" celebrating the Indigenous Peoples' Day Festival in Randalls Island, New York, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A reveler dances during a “pow-wow” celebrating the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Festival in Randalls Island, New York, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Open wide…

October 9, 2015
An employee eats a cricket at the Micronutris plant in Saint Orens de Gameville, southwestern France, February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

An employee eats a cricket at the Micronutris plant in Saint Orens de Gameville, southwestern France, February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Bamboo-zled biofuel

September 30, 2015
Xing Hui, a 6-year-old giant panda born in China, eats bamboo at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, Belgium September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Xing Hui, a 6-year-old giant panda born in China, eats bamboo at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, Belgium September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The Internet of Everything not for everyone

September 21, 2015

  Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari

Servers for data storage are seen at Advania’s Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari

Search and rescue and robot monkeys

September 11, 2015

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Monkey see, monkey do.

Call it the dawn of the planet of the bionic apes.

Researchers are working to develop a highly intelligent robotic monkeys (fine, not the same as apes) that could assist in future search and rescue missions. The robot operator gets visual and sensory feedback in real time, allowing the user to manipulate the robot through a variety of obstacles.

A supersized sandstorm

September 8, 2015
A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family's house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza September 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family’s house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Slow, steady and 260 million years old

September 3, 2015
An illustration of a reptile named Eunotosaurus. REUTERS/AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MICK ELLISON/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

An illustration of a reptile named Eunotosaurus. REUTERS/AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MICK ELLISON/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

When Craigslist just won’t cut it

August 31, 2015
A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison app displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison app displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

No layovers here

August 28, 2015
The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released August 25, 2015. Courtesy NASA

The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released August 25, 2015. Courtesy NASA

Mixed news on life expectancy

August 27, 2015
A retired couple take in the ocean during a visit to the beach in La Jolla, California January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A retired couple take in the ocean during a visit to La Jolla, California January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake