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Hover bikes soon to be a reality

In the future flying machines would replace the automobile our teachers once told us. That prediction has just become a reality. The first hover bike is now making headlines for being the first of many hover machines being produced for the mass market.

Using social media to track diseases like Ebola

A new report argues that algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

Boston - The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

Hockey writer tweets NHL expanding by 4 clubs, including Toronto

According to a tweet from a noted sports business writer, the NHL will expand over the next four years by 4 teams, with new franchises planned for Seattle, Las Vegas, Quebec City and Toronto. Yes, a second team in Toronto.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Rosetta comet probe team narrows landing site to five locations

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Comet mission has chosen five likely landing sites for its Philae's lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander is scheduled to descend down to the comet's nucleus in November.

Women bare breasts all over world on International Go-Topless Day

It's a serious event that's also a bit of a spectacle and somewhat odd — it's organized by the Raelians, who believe aliens created humanity — and it draws more fully-clothed spectators than half-dressed participants. In it, breasts are bared.

Distressed family of trapped Orca whale stays until he's freed

The family of a young Orca whale who became tangled in a fisherman's net near Port Hardy in B.C. stayed by his side until he was freed. The Orca's mom, two siblings, an aunt and two of his cousins stuck near, making sounds indicating their concern.

One Dad's answer to violent video games — visit a war zone

It started with a dinner-table conversation between a father and his two young sons. They wanted the latest edition of Call of Duty. But he had seen real war, and knew it was no video game, so he came up with an idea — bring them to a war zone.

Ale, the world’s oldest European eel, dies at age 155 in Sweden

Normally a creature of the sea, Åle had resided in an old water well since 1859. His demise was discovered Thursday when the well’s present owner went to show him to some guests.

'GayStation' sold to raise money for charity

A Swedish retailer has sold a custom designed PlayStation 4 that has been dubbed "GayStation" with all the proceeds being donated to an LGBT charity.

U.S. confirms spy plane violated Swedish air space

U.S. authorities have admitted that a reconnaissance plane crossed over Swedish airspace last month while trying to avoid being intercepted by Russian fighter aircraft.

Swedish legislators plan to remove race from law

Legislators will be removing all references to race since it is simply a "social construct" made by humans. Government officials believe that this is a solid step towards ending racism.

IKEA bags stuffed with 80 human skeletons found by Swedish woman

Kalmar - A Swedish woman was looking through the historic Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar and got the surprise of her life. Lifting a tarp she discovered a bunch of blue plastic IKEA bags filled with human bones, lots of them.

Op-Ed: Costa Concordia captain plays 'shell game' with truth about ship

The captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, continues to deny fault in the disaster that took 32 lives on Jan. 13, 2012, and his latest statement is one of his most deceptive. He's playing a shell game.

Boy with cancer receives more mail than entire town

Foxboro - Five-year-old Danny Nickerson wanted cards for his birthday, which is today. He got it in spades, or perhaps avalanches, as 30,000 cards and 3,000 gifts flooded in and more were coming.

Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.

Toronto Maple Leafs hire 'innovative thinker' and fire Poulin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a new hire, inking the now former G.M. of the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Dubas. The club's new assistant general manager, Dubas is just 28 and was hailed by Leaf G.M. Dave Nonis as an "innovative thinker."

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

Stockholm - There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.
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