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DARPA shows off a robot that knows how to climb stairs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been creating a series of increasingly agile robots, such as the robotic “cheetah” it featured last month. The latest offering may not be as light on its cybernetic feet, but the new stair-climbing robot is remarkable in its own right for its uncanny…

Couple becomes first to marry at North Pole

A Norwegian couple made history this past week, becoming the first to have a wedding at the North Pole. According to Explorers Web, accomplished polar explorer Borge Ousland and his wife Hege tied the knot in -23 degree Celsius weather (-9 degrees Fahrenheit) with 30 guests and a pastor in…

Sheep gives birth to seven lambs

In arguably a contender for “the most adorable animal video of the weekend” award, a rare event took place at a farm in Snoqualine, Washington, where a female sheep named Trina gave birth to seven lambs. Trina’s owner Colleen Peck expressed her glee while describing the unusual event, mentioning how…

How many kittens do you see here?

Hello, kitties, happy Friday. I see you all snuggled up together there and I hate to interrupt, but I’m afraid I have some news for you. Actually for one of you. No, not you there in the front. Or you on the right. No, it’s really for…here, hang on. There,…

Bleeding man breaks into Goodwill then leaves in drag after rampage

Convicted sex offender Adam Mabery didn’t waste any time getting back into trouble upon his release from prison.  According to Huffington Post, early Monday morning Mabery drunkenly smashed the window of his hotel room in Sherman, Texas, getting cut on head and arm in the process. Naked, the man then…

Alligator wanders up to Louisiana Motel 6 and bites guest

A Motel 6 in Port Allen, Louisiana had an unusual guest on Thursday, a 5-foot-plus alligator that wandered up to the building from a nearby canal. It was first spotted by a hotel employee, but it was a guest who attempted to subdue the animal before police and animal control…

Wisc. Dems: Ad shows GOP thinks women belong in the kitchen

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Thursday blasted Republicans over a television advertisement attacking Rep. Donna Seidel, a candidate in the upcoming recall election for the 29th State Senate District. The ad by the Republican State Leadership Committee accused Seidel of having the wrong “recipe” for Wisconsin. “Ads like this…

NYC’s World Financial Center evacuated over ‘novelty grenade’

Police in New York have given the “all clear” after 2 World Financial Center was evacuated due to a suspicious package that turned out to be a “novelty item.” The New York City Police Department said on Thursday that someone in the building had ordered the toy that looked like…

Texas Christian school fires unwed pregnant teacher

A Christian school in Texas has fired an unmarried science teacher because it claimed she was not a good “Christian role model” — even after she offered to get married. Cathy Samford, who is now 39 weeks pregnant, told ABC News that she was “totally shocked” when Heritage Christian Academy…

Trayvon Martin’s father to Zimmerman: Was it really worth it?

In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin explained what they would say if they had a chance to talk to his killer, George Zimmerman. “I would probably give him the opportunity to apologize,” said Sybrina Fulton, Travyon Martin’s mother. I…

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