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Tesla promises free solar-powered travel with new ‘Supercharger’ tech

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors announced Monday that it will roll out a network of solar-powered charging stations across the United States over the next two years, enabling owners of the company’s all-electric “Model S” vehicles to “travel for free, forever, on pure sunlight.” Appearing at an unveiling event Monday…

Report claims you can die of a broken heart

A report that aired on Monday night on “NBC Nightly News” claims that a broken heart is a medical syndrome that can be as lethal as a heart attack or a stroke. Most people have watched a relative or friend pass away not long after the death of a loved…

Georgia woman says store manager insulted her for using food stamps

A Georgia woman says she was publicly humiliated by a Kroger store manager over her bill because she paid for her groceries with a food stamps debit card. According to The Huffington Post, Cindy Nerger got into an argument with the manager over a $10 discrepancy in her bill. Nerger…

Rep. Todd Akin: ‘Write me a decent check’ to get my attention

Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for Senate in Missouri, thinks that giving your member of Congress money is a good way to get in touch with them. A video uploaded to YouTube on Monday by the campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) highlighted Akin’s response after he was…

Dog shocks owners by producing milk to nurse abandoned kitten

A 4-year-old Pekingese dog named Mittens shocked her owners after she adopted a kitten and began producing milk to nurse it. Pat Weber of Jordan, Minnesota told the Star Tribune that her grandson found the kitten in a pole barn near their house when it was just a few days…

‘Gollum’ actor’s reading marks 75th anniversary of ‘The Hobbit’

The celebration of the 75th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit Saturday was highlighted by an in-character reading by actor Andy Serkis, who will reprise the role of Gollum in the upcoming movie adaptation of the book. Serkis lent his voice and his body movements to first play the…

Endangered giant black leatherback turtle released into the ocean after rescue in Massachusetts

A male giant black leatherback turtle rescued by New England Aquarium officials on Thursday morning was released back into the Atlantic Ocean this weekend after being treated for “dehydration, trauma and shock,” according to the aquarium. The endangered turtle, which is seven feet long and weighs 667 pounds — underweight…

Nine climbers killed, four missing after Himalayan avalanche hits two camps on Mount Manaslu

At least nine climbers have been killed and another four are missing after one of the deadliest avalanches in recent years tore down a Himalayan peak obliterating everything in its path. One tented camp nearly 7,000 metres above sea level was levelled and a second, 500 metres further down, was…

VIDEO: Week-old panda cub dies of unknown cause at National Zoo

WASHINGTON — A baby giant panda born just one week ago at the National Zoo in the US capital died on Sunday of still to be determined causes. Panda keepers and volunteers “heard a distress vocalization from the mother, Mei Xiang, at 9:17 am and notified the veterinarian staff immediately,”…

Open Facebook invitation leads to birthday party riot

A mistaken setting on Facebook led to a birthday party in Holland getting overrun Saturday, as thousands of party-crashers turned a girl’s Sweet 16 into a riot. According to EuroNews, the girl mistakenly listed her party as a public event, leading to 30,000 people being invited online and between 3,000…

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