News From Above

The man who hunts for dropped coins

Roger Pasquier hunts for coins on NYC sidewalks and keeps track of how much he finds. He discovered an odd consequence of everyone having a smartphone: people don't pick up change on the sidewalk anymore. From 1987 to 2006, he ...

Becoming Barbie

■    A California woman is getting plastic surgery to become a real-life Barbie—and hypno-therapy to make her as dumb as a doll. "I just want to be the  ultimate Barbie," said Blondie Bennett, 38. "Being brainless is a big part ...

The secrets of supermassive black holes

Astronomers have spotted the most enormous black holes ever detected, inspiring new theories about how such pockets of extreme gravity form. Together, the two objects, which are roughly 300 million light-years away, have more mass than 30 billion suns, University ...
Cigar-shaped UFO Zipped Past Earth

Cigar-shaped UFO Zipped Past Earth

Astronomers and Scientists have discovered an asteroid from another solar system has traveled past the Earth on its long journey through space.  This asteroid has been named Oumuamua (Hawaiian for “messenger from afar arriving first”) and was first observed back ...
Study Finds Exercise Could Slow Down Aging

Study Finds Exercise Could Slow Down Aging

A research group tested a group of about 125 cyclists aged between 50 and around 80 – ¾ of the group were male and ¼ were female.  They did not study any people with high blood pressure, alcoholics, smokers, or ...
Ancient Termite Megalopolis Found in Brazil

Ancient Termite Megalopolis Found in Brazil

Researchers have found some 200 million termite mounds that stretch for thousands of miles across northeastern Brazil.  The area measures 88,000 square miles an area larger than the state of Minnesota.  They stand about 10 feet tall, about 30 feet ...

Boy’s eyes stolen

Linfen, China A suspected Chinese organ trafficker gouged out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy to steal the corneas for the black market. The boy was playing outside his house in Shanxi province last weekend when a woman kidnapped and ...
Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Oklahoma

A study has found that fracking has been causing earthquakes in Oklahoma for several years.  Scientists believe that pumping water with high pressure is causing seismic activity while they are extracting oil and natural gas.  They have found that in ...

Barking Cop Makes Arrest

■ Police in New Haven, Conn., frightened a pair of suspected car thieves into surrendering by barking at them like dogs. The two masked men had holed up in an abandoned house, where police surrounded them and threatened to unleash ...

Where Children Can’t Get An Education

According to a UNESCO study, 57 million children lack classroom access. Here are the countries with the most children out of school: Nigeria - 10.5 million Pakistan - 5.4 million Ethopia - 1.7 million India - 1.6 million The Philippines ...