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New study: Elephants console each other
Scientists have shown that Asian elephants do indeed get distressed when they see others in trouble, and they reach out to console them — just as humans tend to do when we see someone suffering.
Missouri committee recommends $8 for tin foil hats
According to a summary sheet, the tin foil hat money is part of an amendment removing language prohibiting the state from accepting federal money to implement Common Core education standards.
Homeland Security sets sights on national database of license plates
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to create a national license plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 to 5pm.
Jelly doughnut on Mars mystery solved
It appeared in front of the Opportunity rover as if it had fallen from the sky, and its resemblance to a jelly-filled doughnut stoked the media's interest all the more.
Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians partner on historic event
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – For the first time in intertribal history, the Cherokee Nation and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are partnering to host “Cherokee Days,” a public educational program that shares the true Cherokee story.
Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut: Social media reacts
Jimmy Fallon kicked off a new era on "The Tonight Show" Monday night and garnered mostly positive reviews. Here's a sampling of reaction on social media.
Go paperless? One group lobbying against it
WASHINGTON - As the Obama administration pushes to do more business over the Internet, finally seeking to close the technology gap with the private sector, the digital makeover is running into a dogged opponent called Consumers for Paper Options.
Risky things drivers do in their cars
Everyone understands the risk of taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel, says David Teater, senior director of transportation strategic initiatives for the National Safety Council. But most people don't appreciate the demands of driving on the parts of the brain involved in attention, planning and language, he says.
Oklahoma leads U.S. in 2013 disaster costs
Oklahoma was the nation's costliest state for natural-disaster claims last year as tornadoes spurred payouts.
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