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Cat-shaming: Russian loses airline miles over fat pet swap

Wednesday  12:55,   13 november 2019
msn

Russia's Aeroflot on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his air miles after he boasted online of sneaking his overweight cat on board by switching him for a slimmer cat during check-in. Traveller Mikhail Galin wrote in a Facebook post last week... >>>

Swedish Divers Just Discovered Two Shipwrecks That Might Be Related to the Famous Vasa Warship

Wednesday  06:00,   13 november 2019
mentalfloss

Unlike the ‘Vasa,’ these ships almost definitely didn’t sink less than a mile into their maiden voyages.Now, the Guardian reports Swedish maritime archaeologists from Vrak—Museum of Wrecks have located two shipwrecks in the Swedish archipelago... >>>

Climate change is 'cracking open a nuclear tomb'

Wednesday  06:00,   13 november 2019
news.sky

A concrete tomb containing more than three million cubic feet of nuclear waste is reportedly cracking under the strains of climate change. Officially known as the Runit Dome, the structure holds the radioactive waste produced by the 67 nuclear bombs >>>

Three by sea: Life-changing tales from female travelers

Wednesday  06:00,   13 november 2019
nationalgeographic

How to find the thrill of adventure in Indonesia, Sweden, and Australia.Women & Adventure: National Geographic is celebrating women around the world who fearlessly push boundaries in science, photography, exploration, and beyond. Scroll down for a... >>>

Science says you shouldn’t yell at your dog

Tuesday  17:51,   12 november 2019
bgr

Anyone who has adopted a puppy knows that they can be a handful. Aversive training is, for many people, an almost instinctual reaction to a dog that is misbehaving. You see your puppying gnawing on a piece of furniture and you yell. The pup... >>>

Here's How to Protect Your Home from Winter's Worst

Tuesday  17:50,   12 november 2019
bestlifeonline

Learn how to protect your home this winter and prevent thousands of dollars in damage using expert-approved tips, tricks, and... >>>

Birds fall in love, and they have the moves to prove it

Tuesday  17:50,   12 november 2019
washingtonpost

A South American water bird does a fancy mating dance, and scientists wondered why.That is, they stay together year after year. Or in some cases, they split up, then come back together when it’s mating season. And every year, the pair, or just the... >>>

'Lost' mouse-deer with fangs and hooves spotted in Vietnam

Tuesday  12:20,   12 november 2019
msn

It has not been seen in the wild for more than 30 years.It's unclear how many of them in the world exist. In fact scientists had assumed the species, known as the Silver-backed Chevrotain, was... >>>

A couple got married in a Texas hospital so the groom's father could attend after emergency surgery

Tuesday  12:20,   12 november 2019
msn

A couple got married in a Texas hospital so the groom's father could attend after emergency surgeryOne was at their church, as they'd planned. The other was an impromptu celebration at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale, where... >>>

Raised an only child, Southgate woman, 92, learns she has 19 half siblings

Tuesday  11:20,   12 november 2019
freep

Self-proclaimed family historian, Robert Dumas, helps bring long-lost family together in metro Detroit.Turns out, her family is a lot bigger than she knew. Jeffery recently learned she has 19 half-siblings, thanks to the help of a self-proclaimed... >>>

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

Tuesday  11:20,   12 november 2019
reuters

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversaryThe pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained glass window at The Australian War Memorial, the West Australian newspaper... >>>

Ancient Inca City Located 13,000 Feet High in Peruvian Andes Revealed by Laser Technology

Monday  18:12,   11 november 2019
newsweek

The settlement lies at an altitude around 5,000 feet higher than the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu. National Geographic explorer Albert Lin—along with archaeologists Adan Choqque Arce and Thomas Hardy—used a revolutionary technology known as... >>>

How One Woman Taught Her Dog to Talk

Monday  18:12,   11 november 2019
insideedition

The dog's owner, Christina Hunger, a speech pathologist, created a customized keyboard with 29 buttons for 29 words like “outside,” “park,” “beach” and “play.”  Then, she taught Stella how to express herself by putting different buttons around... >>>

100 adorable puppy pictures

Monday  18:12,   11 november 2019
msn

With International Dog Day being celebrated on August 26, here are 100 cute puppy pictures to make you go '.... >>>

A teenager thought his leukemia was a death sentence. A college football player saved his life.

Monday  13:00,   11 november 2019
washingtonpost

William & Mary offensive lineman Mark Williamson on Friday finally met Rusty Plemons, whose life he helped save three years ago.Plemons was finishing his junior year of high school outside of Dayton, Ohio, in May, 2016, when he received a... >>>