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Screwworm sex earns departed duo a 'Golden Goose'

Screwworm sex earns departed duo a 'Golden Goose'

The ins and outs of screwworm sex may not sound like a topic that would arouse passions. Yet, it seduced a pair of American entomologists who dedicated years to unravelling the flesh-eating creature's ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Pedestrians glued to their smartphones were given something else to look at this week, as officials in Seoul launched a safety campaign to keep them from walking into busy traffic. Smartphone-related ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Sheep invade Spanish city after shepherd falls asleep

Sheep invade Spanish city after shepherd falls asleep

HUNDREDS of sheep ran loose through the northeastern Spanish city of Huesca after their shepherd fell asleep and had to be rounded up by police, local police said Wednesday. Police were alerted to the ...

June 9, 2016, Thursday


Kenyan primate sparks blackouts monkeying around

Kenyan primate sparks blackouts monkeying around

A monkey sparked power cuts across Kenya after it fell onto a transformer at a power station, the country's largest electricity company said Wednesday. The primate survived its brush with death although ...

June 9, 2016, Thursday


Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile following a late night swim with a friend at a beach in northern Australia, police said Monday. The women, both aged in their 40s, went for a stroll ...

May 30, 2016, Monday

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Want to run a small US paper? Write a persuasive essay

Want to run a small US paper? Write a persuasive essay

If you have the vision, the tiny Hardwick Gazette weekly newspaper in northern Vermont can be yours -- not for a song, but for an essay. The owner of the weekly -- which has a circulation of just 2,200 ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Sorry! Weather agency apologizes after fax triggers quake alert

Sorry! Weather agency apologizes after fax triggers quake alert

It was a bad day at the office for one unfortunate employee of South Korea's weather service Wednesday, after a mistakenly-sent fax triggered an earthquake alert. The message warning of a 6.5-magnitude ...

May 20, 2016, Friday


UK uni offers photoshopped mortarboards to avoid injury

UK uni offers photoshopped mortarboards to avoid injury

A British university said Wednesday that its students will no longer be allowed to throw their mortarboards into the air at graduation because of fear of injuries -- but offered to digitally add the caps ...

May 20, 2016, Friday


Rio Olympics sets record -- in free condoms for athletes

Rio Olympics sets record -- in free condoms for athletes

The Rio Olympics have not yet begun, but the Games have already set a record -- in the number of free condoms for athletes. Officials will be distributing 450,000 condoms to the 10,500 athletes expected ...

May 20, 2016, Friday


 

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