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Photo of weasel riding upon back of flying woodpecker goes viral

An amateur photographer in the U.K. managed make himself and his photo the subject of stories over much of the planet today. It's a shot of woodpecker and a weasel - with the latter riding on the back of the former.

Air pollution has negative effects on brains of school children

The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain published results from their new study Tuesday and they are disturbing. They found that the brains of kids who go to school in heavy-traffic areas are being damaged.

Report says air pollution killing thousands in Europe each year

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a major report Tuesday slamming the continent's slow movement on air pollution and predicting thousands more premature deaths in Europe as a result. The report also said many positive steps have been taken.

Protein linked to Alzheimer's discovered in brains as young as 20

In a study released today, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois found traces of the protein amyloid in patients as young as 20. The abnormal protein is a cause of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.

Third orca calf born to endangered killer whale pods in 2 months

The endangered southern resident killer whale population has grown again with the birth of the third orca calf in the past two months. This calf was born to the 'L' pod, the other two were born to the 'J' pod.

Manny Pacquiao arrives in L.A. as Floyd Mayweather disses him

Manny Pacquiao touched down in L.A. on Sunday morning and was whisked away in a Cadillac Escalade while waving to scores of fans who met him at the airport. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr., his opponent on May 2, has already began taking shots at him.

Pacquiao likes underdog role but Mayweather favorite for reason

While Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the early betting favorite to beat Manny Pacquiao on May 2 and keep his unblemished record it is not by much. And more pundits and former fighters seem to feel Mayweather has the edge, but again not by much.

Woman to be sentenced for performing dangerous butt enhancements

A woman from Newmarket, Ontario will be sentenced on March 26 for injecting silicone into the buttocks of numerous women. The women had answered her ad and were looking to enhance their buttocks.

Australia may join New Zealand's Iraq training mission

Auckland - Australia is considering joining New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help counter the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday.

Canadian judge tells woman to remove hijab or leave courtroom

The CBC in Canada has obtained a recording of a judge in a Quebec courtroom telling a Muslim woman to remove her hijab if she wants her case heard. The woman was appealing to the court to get her impounded car back.

Baby born without heartbeat for 8 minutes is now doing well

The Daily Mail in the U.K. had a heartwarming story this week about a now-healthy five-month-old baby boy, who came into this world without a heartbeat. He was for all intents and purposes dead for the first eight minutes of his life.

Australia v New Zealand World Cup 2015 live in Auckland

Auckland - In what should be an exciting encounter, Australia takes on New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup clash on Saturday at the Eden Park in Auckland.

Man arrested with 400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars

Chocolate is something a lot of people like and marijuana is something that, well, some people like. A California man appears to have gotten the bright idea to put the two together. The problem? He got caught doing it in the wrong state.

Robbery suspect arrested with loot having coffee a block from bank

Let's say you are gonna rob a bank. I mean just saying. And maybe you also have a hankering for a cup of coffee. Here's a tip: don't rob the bank and then go for a coffee at an establishment a block away from the bank. Not a good idea.

Manny Pacquiao training, Floyd Mayweather going to NBA games

While both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are renowned for being extremely hard trainers, to date it looks as if Pacquiao has the jump on his rival when it comes to training for their May 2 fight. It's early but the Pacman's already working hard.

Massacre in Czech town, 9 dead, terrorism not suspected

There has been a shooting today in a small Czech Republic town that has left at least nine people dead and one badly injured. Police do not know what motivated the attack.

New Zealand military trainers to join anti-IS effort

Wellington - New Zealand will send troops to Iraq on a 'behind-the-wire" non-combat mission to boost the local military's ability to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister John Key said on Tuesday.

Julianne Moore's Oscar shines light on Alzheimer's Disease

Actor Julianne Moore has made a wonderful career brilliantly playing real women in real life situations. Her Oscar win for Best Actress tonight comes as a just reward for this latest performance and others. It was her fifth nomination and first Oscar.

Terrorists call for attacks on malls, names West Edmonton Mall

The terrorist group Al-Shabaab has issued a video calling for attacks on malls around the world, specifically naming numerous malls including Canada's massive West Edmonton Mall.

Dude, pass the chips: Study finds why you get marijuana munchies

For people who've smoked marijuana there is no need for a study to confirm the munchies exist. For them it's a case of been there, done that. But a new study went further - it found out why pot users get the munchies. And the results were a surprise.
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