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Zoo in Chile lets the brave tickle a lion's tummy

Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion's belly. Or touch his menacing claws.

Bracing to meet a killer: aid workers in Geneva prep for Ebola

Sweating behind fogged‑up goggles, Thanh Dang meticulously follows each instruction as she peals...

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant,...

Filled with artifacts, ancient Mexican tunnel may lead to royal tombs

A sacred tunnel discovered in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan is filled with thousands of...

Robots get funky on the dance floor

Dancing, spinning and fighting robots are showing off their agility at "Robocomp" in Krakow. (Oct. 29)

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside as police watch

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she plans to end her voluntary quarantine and even stepped outside her home briefly on Wednesday.

Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded

The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished,...

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned...

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U. S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women...

Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins space station supplied

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U. S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia...