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Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at 06:20 PM CDT

NASA Finds Compelling Applicant For Planetary Protector

NASA Finds Compelling Applicant For Planetary Protector

Last month, NASA posted a job-opening for a Planetary Protection Officer - a New Jersey fourth grader, and self-proclaimed Guardian of the Galaxy, recently mailed in his application.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 05:14 PM CDT

Boeing Flies 787 Pattern Over US During Test Flight

Boeing Flies 787 Pattern Over US During Test Flight

A test flight for a 787-8 Dreamliner took an interesting turn Wednesday. Well, it took several interesting turns.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 05:57 AM CDT

Peanut Butter Jailbreak Not as Nutty as It Sounds: Attorney

Peanut Butter Jailbreak Not as Nutty as It Sounds: Attorney

Using peanut butter to escape from the Walker County Jail in Alabama isn't as crazy as it sounds. Belinda Ann Weldon, an Alabama attorney familiar with the jail who represents the last of 12 inmates to be...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 09:17 AM CDT

Scientists Discover Funniest Word in English Language

Scientists Discover Funniest Word in English Language

There are some words that you can’t hear without cracking up. Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom conducted a study to find the funniest word in the English language. Do you...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:33 AM CDT

5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse

5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across parts of the U.S. this August. But what is a total solar eclipse, exactly? When was the last time one happened? What should you look for? Find out all that and...

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 08:18 AM CDT

Man Takes Off Clothes, Does Dishes in Bizarre Home Invasion

Man Takes Off Clothes, Does Dishes in Bizarre Home Invasion

A man allegedly sneaked into a New Jersey home Wednesday, took off his clothes and tried to get into the shower with a woman, then went to the kitchen and started doing dishes, according to the terrified family...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 03:21 PM CDT

Power Tool Needed to Remove Spinner Stuck On Finger

Power Tool Needed to Remove Spinner Stuck On Finger

When an Arizona boy went to the emergency room with a fidget spinner stuck on his finger, E-R doctors needed a little help... from a maintenance man.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 08:57 AM CDT

Newborn Texas Calf Looks Like KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

Newborn Texas Calf Looks Like KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

A newborn calf in Texas has strikingly similar black-and-white facial markings to KISS frontman Gene Simmons, and the rock star likes their shared look. Simmons' onstage persona includes face paint, black...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:27 AM CDT

Employees Get Microchipped for Work

Employees Get Microchipped for Work

A Wisconsin company is offering its employees a perk they say will take their workers into the future.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 06:59 AM CDT

Denton Officer Detains Rooster

Denton Officer Detains Rooster

Denton officer TJ Maloney briefly detained a rooster to ask why he was crossing the road.

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