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Fly the friendlier, robotic skies

October 22, 2014
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Screengrab/REUTERS

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South Korean researchers develop a robot airplane pilot, with an eye toward replacing humans in the cockpit.

Dairy divas

October 21, 2014
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

What’s Latin for ‘CTRL + A + DEL’?

October 20, 2014
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

Mamma Mimas!

October 17, 2014
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

A frightfully large pumpkin – and terrifying kangaroo

October 16, 2014
An artist's rendering shows a big-bodied, short-faced kangaroo called a sthenurine that lived in Australia from about 13 million years ago until about 30,000 years ago, in this undated handout. REUTERS/Brian Regal/Brown University/Handout via Reuters

An artist’s rendering shows a big-bodied, short-faced kangaroo called a sthenurine that lived in Australia from about 13 million years ago until about 30,000 years ago. REUTERS/Brian Regal/Brown University/Handout via Reuters

Texas won’t leaf voters alone

October 15, 2014
Visitors view the autumn foliage of acer trees in the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt in southwest England October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Visitors view the autumn foliage of acer trees in the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt in southwest England October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Waiting is the hardest part (for lenders)

October 14, 2014
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a street-theater production wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

A green cadet?

October 13, 2014
A production assistant prepares to inspect marijuana in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km  (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A production assistant prepares to inspect marijuana in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Dead flamingos – and other ghoulish news

October 10, 2014
A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Big cats, big problems

October 9, 2014
A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters