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First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina — almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers said Thursday. Argentine and Brazilian scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to ...

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

/ Mar 12, 2017

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

Every March the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian man breathes fresh life into sleepy Nederland, Colorado, where throngs of fun-lovers fill the streets for Frozen Dead Guy Days, a festival in honor of the town’s most famous resident. The annual three-day festival is ...

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

/ Mar 12, 2017

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

Brazil President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday. Temer surprised Brazilian political observers last week with the revelation that he has decamped from the ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Children derail expert's BBC chat on ouster of Park

Two small children have lightened up a television interview on a weighty subject by barging into their dad’s office while he was on the air. Professor Robert E. Kelly was talking to the BBC from South Korea on Friday to discuss the ouster of ...

/ Mar 9, 2017

Hawaii-bound flight diverted over blanket dispute

A flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu was diverted to Los Angeles on Wednesday after a passenger refused to pay $12 for a blanket and was accused of being unruly, police said. The incident unfolded after the Hawaiian Airlines flight took off from Las ...

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

/ Feb 19, 2017

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called My Friend Cayla that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto “spying device.” Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency, which enforces bans on surveillance ...

/ Feb 9, 2017

Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman's skull

It is the stuff of nightmares — a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman, this horror story proved all too real. The 42-year-old ...

Gecko does 'striptease' to avoid becoming lunch

/ Feb 9, 2017

Gecko does 'striptease' to avoid becoming lunch

A newly discovered gecko uses a weird but ingenious tactic to evade capture: it strips down to its pink, naked skin and flees, leaving its attacker with a mouthful of scales, scientists have revealed. The hard, dense flakes come off with “exceptional ease” and ...

/ Feb 5, 2017

Art of the drug deal? Seized heroin bore Trump's image

It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump. The Tampa Bay Times reports law enforcement officers seized the heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County. Some ...