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Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 08:10 AM EDT

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

US Military's Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 04:19 PM EDT

Bridge Construction Becomes Town Parade's Grinch

Bridge Construction Becomes Town Parade's Grinch

A structurally deficient bridge is the Grinch that's stealing one Delaware town's Christmas parade.

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 07:49 AM EDT

Drunk Flying: Minnesotans Call Cops on Buzzed Birds

Drunk Flying: Minnesotans Call Cops on Buzzed Birds

Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated. Citizens in Gilbert on the state's Iron Range have reported the birds flying into...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 01:24 PM EDT

Better Late Than Never? Library Book 84 Years Overdue

Better Late Than Never? Library Book 84 Years Overdue

A Louisiana library says a book borrowed 84 years ago has been returned by the son of the woman who checked it out as an 11-year-old girl.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 09:43 PM EDT

Massive Snake Slithers Into West Chester Driver's Car

Massive Snake Slithers Into West Chester Driver's Car

An 8 to 10 foot snake was found in the engine compartment of a driver’s vehicle Tuesday night.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 12:26 PM EDT
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By Dan Farrell, Erin Dunne, Christina Daly

All the Absurd Gritty Products You Never Knew You Needed

With all these Gritty products at your disposal, it looks like the nightmare...View gallery

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Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 12:11 PM EDT

What Would You Name a SEPTA Mascot?

What Would You Name a SEPTA Mascot?

With mascot hype in Philadelphia bigger than ever, SEPTA is asking riders to weigh in on a character to represent the transportation authority.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 01:08 PM EDT

A Hole in Arkansas Is a Flame-Spouting Mystery

A Hole in Arkansas Is a Flame-Spouting Mystery

Officials in northern Arkansas are investigating the cause of a mysterious hole in the ground that spouted flames into the air for more than 40 minutes. Investigators have ruled out methane as the source of the...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 06:55 AM EDT

Headless Viking Statue Pulled From Schuylkill River

Headless Viking Statue Pulled From Schuylkill River

A 7-foot-4-inch Viking statue, its head knocked off, was hauled out of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Tuesday evening after vandals toppled it overnight, police said.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 09:09 AM EDT

Video: Brick Bounces Off Glass, Hits Would-Be Burglar's Head

Video: Brick Bounces Off Glass, Hits Would-Be Burglar's Head

An attempted burglary in Suitland, Maryland, went all wrong when the suspect's brick ricocheted off bulletproof glass and smashed into his head. Police are calling him the "Bad Luck Bandit." The suspect...

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