Marc Raibert, founder and chair of Boston Dynamics stands beside one of the company's Atlas robots during an interview and demonstration, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at their facilities in Waltham, Mass. The company engineered the robot to be able to dance in a fluid manner that is almost human. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move


Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspring

Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspring

Some beetles go to great - and disgusting - lengths for their children.


Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band was fake.


Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

ROME (AP) - The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union's food safety agency says worms are safe to eat.


Cheers! French wine, vines headed home after year in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station bid adieu Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.


Site of Borden double-murder listed for sale

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts home where Lizzie Borden's father and step-mother were murdered with an ax has been listed for sale.


Mayor of Houston suburb chosen by pulling a name from hat

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) - The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb ended this week with the winner's name being drawn from a top hat.


Plenty of overhead in this market: Betting on drone races

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - In the "gamblers will bet on absolutely anything" category, here's a new one: A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races.


Identical twins aren't perfect clones, research shows

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you're an identical twin who's always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.


Pennsylvania lawmaker joins familiar incumbent - her son

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An incumbent Pennsylvania state representative was joined by a familiar face when lawmakers took the oath of office Tuesday - his own mother.


On the llam: 'Very chill' llama found wandering off highway

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) - A passerby spotted a wandering llama in a field off an interstate in Massachusetts and with the help of an animal control officer, brought it to a farm for safekeeping.


Fishermen rescue naked fugitive from Australian tree

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found sitting on a tree branch in Australian crocodile habitat.


Utah man pleads guilty in Yellowstone dig seeking treasure

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure.