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65-year-old German woman births 4 babies, premature but alive

A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.

Endangered rhinos in Nepal making comeback, army fights poachers

The last decade has been a good one for the one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal. Down to just 375 in the entire country by 2005, their numbers have been steadily climbing thanks to anti-poaching measures that involve soldiers.

Study says Canadians have a shorter attention span than goldfish

I am Canadian so take umbrage at the newly-released Microsoft study that found us Canucks have a shorter attention span than...hi. Um. Yes. Shorter attention span than goldfish. Goldfish can focus for nine seconds, one full second more than Canadians.

At last Costa Concordia cruise ship gutted, ready for scrapping

It has been a long journey for the Italian cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, but at last the ship is ready to be jettisoned to the scrap heap of history. After the tragedy of Jan. 13, 2012 the vessel has finally been gutted and is ready for scrapping.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Mayweather tweets that he'll give Pacquiao a rematch next year

Isn't it over? The Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao thing? Didn't they just fight? One won, the other lost? And doesn't Pacquiao have an injury that puts him out a year? And isn't Mayweather retiring soon? The plot thickens — again!

Terry Fox Day introduced by health minister in Canadian province

Manitoba Health Minister Sharon Blady introduced a bill to the province's legislature Monday that would see a day named in honor of Terry Fox, who died of cancer in 1981 after embarking on a cross-country run to raise money to fight the disease.

Ben E. King passes away at the age of 76

Music legend, Ben E. King has passed away at age 76. He is most known for the song "Stand By Me." His music has captivated listeners for generations.

Thief in India fed special diet to expel stolen necklace

A thief in India — alleged, yes, but the police really caught this guy with the goods — is being fed a special liquid diet in an effort to get him to expel a necklace. It's there on the x-rays and is making its way through his system.

Riders bare down on convention in World Naked Bike Ride

The World Naked Bike ride just keeps getting more cheeky. The world-wide event, held at different times of the year depending on a city's weather zone - naturally, warmth is welcome - has added more cites this year, with the promise of more on the way.

4,000 dead: Death toll still rising in massive Nepal earthquake

A massive earthquake that hit 50 miles from Kathmandu, Nepal just before noon on Saturday has the country in chaos. As of now the death toll is now over 4,000, and counting.

Scientists are now capable of de-extinction of woolly mammoth

The entire genome of the extinct woolly mammoth has now been sequenced and for the first time science has a blueprint, a step-by-step guide or manual, on how to assemble one. There are no plans to do so — yet.

Alzheimer's breakthrough drug may 'dramatically change' treatment

Researchers in the U.K. will soon begin testing a drug that they say may be the breakthrough for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia that the world awaits. The drug, Liraglutide, is already on the market as a treatment for diabetes.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather tells ESPN he's better than Muhammad Ali

No question confidence is a necessary ingredient if you wanna be a superstar athlete but sometimes it goes too far. That will be the opinion of many after boxer Floyd Mayweather said he's better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.

Nudity ban on Instagram relaxed, sometimes nipples can be shown

Instagram has relaxed some its rules concerning nudity, in particular with regard the female nipple. You still can't show it in most instances, but in some you now can.

New Jurassic World trailer reveals new dinosaur villain

The newest full length trailer has been released for the upcoming sequel to the Jurassic Park series. The franchise unveils a monster of a dinosaur named Indominus rex.

Op-Ed: Difficult math problem goes viral as world tries to solve puzzle

This one's kinda crazy and it might take up more time trying to solve it — if you can — than you'd like to give up. It's a math problem, one that began simply as a test question for junior and senior students in Singapore.

Study: Tylenol blunts not just pain but happy and sad emotions

A newly released study from the Ohio State University claims to have found a side-effect of the popular over-the-counter pain medication Tylenol. The study found that acetaminophen, Tylenol's main ingredient, blunts human emotions.

Firefighters take 6 hours to move massive 700 pound man from home

A 700-pound New York man needed to go to the hospital on Friday and it took New York City firefighters six hours to move him from his sixth-floor apartment into an ambulance. They had to draw up a plan using ropes and pulleys to get him out.

Study: Species of Tyrannosaurus may have been a cannibal

A species of Tyrannosaurus dinosaur may have been prone to eating its own kind. That bit of gruesome information comes from a new study published Thursday, April 9 in a science journal called PeerJ.
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