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WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

The emperor penguins of Antarctica are adorable. They're also pretty skittish when humans come around to collect data. Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have a solution: a penguin rover.

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Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

International jewel thief Doris Payne, now 84, has a criminal history that dates back to the 1950s. A new documentary tells her story and goes inside one of her more recent trials.

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Sample

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

NASA just released a collection of sound effects from both this world and deep, intergalactic space into the Public Domain. They are now available for all of us to enjoy and perhaps use to make music.

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Killings By Mexican National Exposes Holes In Border Security

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

The killing of two Sacramento area sheriff's deputies by a Mexican national has prompted calls for stricter border security. The man accused of the killings had a long arrest and deportation record.

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