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  • county-clean-fatberg-image.jpg Gross! 16.5-ton glob of fat removed from sewer system

    If you've ever wondered what happens when you ignore those warnings about pouring grease down the drain, residents of one London suburb have found the disgusting answer. It's a 16.5-ton, bus-sized glob of fat, known as a "fatberg."

    August 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • iStock_000007131611XSmall.jpg Study shows genetics can determine why we smell certain odors differently

    All of us inhabit our own flavor world that is highly dependent on our genetic blueprint for being able to smell certain odors, according to two studies published by a New Zealand research group.

    August 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • 0802-pet-talk.png Moving? How to make it easier on your pet

    Moving to a new area can be a stressful ordeal for all involved, especially your pets. However, with a little advance planning, patience, and affection, you can help your pets quickly adjust to their new neighborhood.

    August 9, 2013 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Burglary suspect misled police with phony story, fake sketch

    Roy McClung appeared to be the attentive and helpful neighbor anyone would want living next door. But police say he boarded up his neighbor's broken window and gave police a phony suspect description to cover his own tracks as the alleged burglar.

    August 8, 2013

  • screenshot raccoon.jpg VIDEO: Hillbilly dances with a raccoon

    A hillbilly has adopted a raccoon as his pet, and dances with it around the porch.

    August 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • OneWeirdTrickBelly.jpg What happens when you actually click on those "One Weird Trick" ads?

    You've seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those "One Weird Trick" ads. The individual tricks themselves are peculiar, but the larger trick — of why this bizarre and omnipresent marketing strategy works — tells us a lot about what makes us click, buy and believe.

    August 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • 0801-couple-married.jpg Engagement ring lost, found on wedding-eve bike ride across Iowa

    When a bride-to-be lost her engagement ring while cycling across the state of Iowa last week, finding it again seemed like an impossible task.

    August 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • SCHOOL SHOPPING31.jpg Back-to-school shopping likely to be less this year

    U.S. households are planning to shell out an average of 7.8 percent less for this year's back-to-school shopping season because of the bumpy economic recovery, the National Retail Federation says.

    August 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • iStock_000019702549_ExtraSmall.jpg Auto leases on the rise

    Supported by high used-car prices, low interest rates and Americans' tendency to buy vehicles based on the monthly payments, U.S. auto leasing is at the highest levels in at least a decade.

    August 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • university.jpg Report says minorities and whites follow unequal college paths

    The nation's system of higher education is growing more racially polarized even as it attracts more minorities: White students are increasingly clustering at selective institutions, while blacks and Hispanics are mostly attending open-access and community colleges, according to a new report.

    August 6, 2013 1 Photo

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