Friday

Amazing Animal Stories


Amazing animal stories

In recent weeks, we've tracked encouraging news about endangered gorillas and rare bats, silly stories about surfing dogs and other irresistibly intriguing animal tales. Here are some of the most noteworthy headlines.

Wednesday

Weight Loss Foods

Weight loss foods
Foods That Help Drop the Pounds. According to a recent study, red chili peppers can curb hunger and help you burn calories faster. These spicy little fruits are not the only everyday foods that have been linked to weight loss. Read on to discover more foods that can aid in dropping unwanted pounds.

June Deaths 2011

In June we said farewell to many beloved figures, including the reigning world's oldest person and the world's most famous sheep.


Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt
1947-2011
Pratt was a leader of the Black Panther Party. Federal authorities targeted him, and he was falsely accused of the kidnap and murder of Caroline Olsen. After spending 27 years in prison, he reached this victory.

Friday

Modern Engineering Marvels

Modern engineering marvels: You've read about or seen the Great Wall of China, the pyramids of Egypt and Machu Picchu. With the recent completion of the International Space Station, we shift our attention from the classic depictions of man-made marvels to more modern engineering feats.


International Space Station
Year of completion: 2011
The engineering feat: The largest space station ever constructed, the International Space Station was completed in late May.

Thursday

Outrageous TSA Stories

Outrageous TSA Stories. Complaints about security check hassles have risen since airports rolled out new high-tech tools that some critics have decried as overly invasive. This week, the TSA changed its rules about screening children.