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An urban legend (or two), a penguin spy and more

November 7, 2014
Screengrab/Spy in the Huddle/John Downer Productions/BBC/Reuters TV

Screengrab/Spy in the Huddle/John Downer Productions/BBC/Reuters TV

Video: Penguin spy

The so-called Robo-chick, a motorized robot dressed to look like a baby penguin, is giving researchers unprecedented access to the Antarctic dwellers.

A breakthrough in fuzzy cuteness

November 6, 2014
The cast of the skull of Vintana sertichi (foreground) with a lifelike reconstruction. REUTERS/JOSEPH GROENKE/STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

The cast of the skull of Vintana sertichi (foreground) with a lifelike reconstruction. REUTERS/JOSEPH GROENKE/STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Tired of election news? Right this way.

November 5, 2014
Shubham Banerjee, founder of Braigo Labs Inc., holds a printer in Palo Alto, California, in this 2014 handout photo provided by Braigo Labs Inc. REUTERS/Braigo Labs Inc./Handout via Reuters

Shubham Banerjee, founder of Braigo Labs Inc., holds a printer in Palo Alto, California, in this 2014 handout photo provided by Braigo Labs Inc. REUTERS/Braigo Labs Inc./Handout via Reuters

FYI — It’s Election Day

November 4, 2014
Downed lines on Sanford Street left the road closed and area residents unable to leave their homes in Bangor, Maine. REUTERS/BANGOR DAILY NEWS/BRIAN FEULNER

Downed lines on Sanford Street left the road closed and area residents unable to leave their homes in Bangor, Maine. REUTERS/BANGOR DAILY NEWS/BRIAN FEULNER

A nicer, friendlier wall

November 3, 2014
A piece of the Berlin Wall, which has been on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum since 1990, is seen in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A piece of the Berlin Wall, which has been on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum since 1990, is seen in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Is the truth spookier than fiction?

October 31, 2014
A visitor to a house covered in Halloween decorations looks over the scene in the front yard in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

A visitor to a house covered in Halloween decorations looks over the scene in the front yard in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Bringing up baby – in Russia

October 30, 2014
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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.

Internet problems – from Budapest to D.C.

October 29, 2014

  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

French street food and a rock star on Broadway

October 28, 2014

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

It’s all a balancing act

October 27, 2014
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