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Netherlands wolf controversy

March 13, 2015

  This is not the same wolf. This is just a picture of another wolf. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

This is not the same wolf. This is just a picture of another wolf. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Quit being chicken

March 12, 2015

  Chicken is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Chicken is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

 

Old McDonald had a test tube.

Researchers in Israel are working to create the first-ever lab-grown piece of chicken from a single cell, according to Reuters. The effort isn’t exactly unprecedented: Two years ago scientists created a beef hamburger patty from a test tube after five years of trying. The cost? $300,000. Maybe you’re better off going to a fast-food joint.

Pure madness!

March 11, 2015
Wichita State Shockers guard Ron Baker (R) is guarded by Louisville Cardinals' Peyton Siva (L) and Russ Smith (rear) in the first half of their Final Four game in Atlanta, April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Wichita State Shockers guard Ron Baker (R) is guarded by Louisville Cardinals’ Peyton Siva (L) and Russ Smith (rear) in the first half of their Final Four game in Atlanta, April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Rhymes with ‘mime it strange’

March 10, 2015

  A view of the lake water covering the "Honda Classic" sign and a wheels of a car during a thunder storm that suspended play during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the lake water covering the “Honda Classic” sign and a wheels of a car during a thunder storm that suspended play during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Mush in the slush

March 9, 2015

  Dogs from Michelle Phillips's team play as they wait for the 2015 ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

Dogs from Michelle Phillips’s team play as they wait for the 2015 ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

Mercury drops, profit rises

March 6, 2015
A seagull stands near the water's edge during a snow storm in Hoboken, New Jersey March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

A seagull stands near the water’s edge during a storm in Hoboken, New Jersey March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Tolerance! Hallelujah?

March 5, 2015

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' temple is pictured in Salt Lake City, Utah January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ temple is pictured in Salt Lake City, Utah January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Oh good, more snow

March 4, 2015
A woman and child walk through a snow storm in New York March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman and child walk through a snow storm in New York March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Defections and a cat island

By Arlene Getz
March 3, 2015

The real defectors of Korea?

It’s no surprise that reality shows aren’t all that, um, real. But the stakes are higher in volatile Korea, where a boom in TV channels has turned a small class of North Korean defectors into celebrities. The problem is that their testimonies are coming under increasing scrutiny and there is skepticism that their stories are being embellished to make for better TV. “I hate it when they make North Korea look like a place where only weird animals live,” said Kim Young-soon, a survivor of North Korea’s notorious Yodok prison.

NHL on thin ice?

March 2, 2015
Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan (71) collides with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg wins 5-2. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan (71) collides with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg wins 5-2. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports