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  • 20140309-AMX-SNAKES094.jpg Researchers tackle mystery of how some snakes can fly

    Flying snakes sound like creatures from a bad B-movie, but these serpents are elegant gliders that have evolved a special skill that sets them apart. In two new studies, engineers have used simulations to try to decipher how the wingless reptile manages to remain airborne despite its lack of flight appendages.

    March 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • Screen shot 2014-03-07 at 10.45.45 AM.png VIDEO: Penguin sweaters save birds trapped in oil spills

    A wildlife group in Australia is inviting volunteers to knit sweaters for the penguin population it conserves, because it says the sweaters can actually save the lives of birds caught in oil spills.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 10.54.05 AM.png VIDEO: A panoramic view from atop One World Trade Center

    NBC's Today Show aired footage from a year-long project by TIME magazine to capture a 360-degree moving image from atop One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot structure in New York City that is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • AvengerExt.jpg Avenger an American value

    If you’re someone who appreciates the golden age of domestic sedans — those big, comfortable, heavy-feeling cars with a uniquely American sense of style — this one ought to pique your interest.

    March 5, 2014 2 Photos

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 11.21.40 AM.png VIDEO: New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast unveiled

    The highly anticipated cast of the new season of ABC's hit reality show was revealed Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-03-03 at 12.39.41 PM.png VIDEO: Best moments from the 2014 Oscars

    We've got the best moments from The Oscars 2014 including Jennifer Lawrence's falls and Brad Pitt photobombing Ellen.

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-02-27 at 4.27.26 PM.png The glitz, the glamour and the movies: 3 apps for Oscar weekend

    With the Oscars approaching, this is a weekend for movies. Download these apps, then watch a few movies, create your own and settle in for the awards show.

    February 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • The only online dating ad you'll ever need

    Wired magazine assembled a number of infographics this month of what makes for the most attractive online dating profile. It even included a list of the most appealing words men and women used in their profiles.

    February 27, 2014

  • news_goldcoins.jpg VIDEO: California couple strikes gold

    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • You can examine your doctor's record, but don't expect to learn everything

    Recently a reader wrote me to ask how patients can perform background checks on their doctors, to make sure that they're in good standing. He had a reason for asking: A few years ago, he said, he'd agreed to have a spinal fusion performed by an apparently well-regarded surgeon.

    February 25, 2014

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