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25

Jul

The weekend is almost here — and we’re jumping for joy!
Here are your Friday reads:
Could you survive being lost at sea?
Watch a whale lift 2 kayakers out of the ocean
How solar-equipped donkeys are changing the lives of Turkish shepherds
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

The weekend is almost here — and we’re jumping for joy!

Here are your Friday reads:

MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

18

Jul

We’re so excited it’s Friday, we’re going in circles.
Here are your Friday reads:
Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new light
New app raises funds for animal shelters with every step
When chimpanzees leave labs, they find a home at Chimp Haven
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

We’re so excited it’s Friday, we’re going in circles.

Here are your Friday reads:

MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

11

Jul

Does Harry Potter belong to J.K. Rowling or readers?The best-selling author recently published a short story about Harry and his friends, which raises a good question: When an author says a series is finished, are the characters’ stories still hers to tell?
Give us your thoughts in the comments, Potter fans!

Does Harry Potter belong to J.K. Rowling or readers?
The best-selling author recently published a short story about Harry and his friends, which raises a good question: When an author says a series is finished, are the characters’ stories still hers to tell?

Give us your thoughts in the comments, Potter fans!

High five! It’s Friday!
Here are some top stories from the week:
Woman eats only pet food for 30 days
Photosynthesis photographed for the first time
If your fridge dies, should you put frogs in your milk?
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

High five! It’s Friday!

Here are some top stories from the week:

MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

20

Jun

Here’s a little kitten to make your Friday even better!
And some weekend reads:
18 things you didn’t know about dog paws
10 of the world’s most beautiful canyon slots
Tacky lawn ornaments reborn as lemurs’ best friends
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

Here’s a little kitten to make your Friday even better!

And some weekend reads:

MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

18

Jun

Senators to Dr. Oz: There is no miracle in a bottleSenate subcommittee takes aim at Mehmet Oz for his flowery rhetoric about weight-loss pills.

Senators to Dr. Oz: There is no miracle in a bottle
Senate subcommittee takes aim at Mehmet Oz for his flowery rhetoric about weight-loss pills.

16

Jun

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachersKnown for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachers
Known for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

13

Jun

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors goes patent-freeIt sounds radical, but Musk went open-source at his other company, SpaceX, years ago. The aim here is to increase the appeal of electric cars in the marketplace, and get more of them on the road fighting climate change.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors goes patent-free
It sounds radical, but Musk went open-source at his other company, SpaceX, years ago. The aim here is to increase the appeal of electric cars in the marketplace, and get more of them on the road fighting climate change.

11

Jun

Has a computer program passed the Turing Test? Don’t believe the hypeReports that a chatbot named ‘Eugene Goostman’ has passed the Turing Test have been widely exaggerated.

Has a computer program passed the Turing Test? Don’t believe the hype
Reports that a chatbot named ‘Eugene Goostman’ has passed the Turing Test have been widely exaggerated.

17

May

From whoops to wow: IBM accidentally creates the first new polymer in 30 yearsThe amazing new material is stronger than bone, completely recyclable, and could revolutionize manufacturing.

From whoops to wow: IBM accidentally creates the first new polymer in 30 years
The amazing new material is stronger than bone, completely recyclable, and could revolutionize manufacturing.