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Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:54 AM EST

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 02:47 PM EST

Fungus Furniture

Fungus Furniture

Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 02:43 PM EST

Shoeless, Shirtless, Breathless, Aussie Lawmakers Still Vote

Shoeless, Shirtless, Breathless, Aussie Lawmakers Still Vote

Half-dressed, panting and disheveled, the lawmakers jolted awake by a middle-of-the-night vote were applauded by colleagues as they raced into an Australian state Parliament. The Queensland lawmakers were quite...

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 06:19 AM EST

You've Got A Ride! Voice of AOL's 'Mail' Now Uber Driver

You've Got A Ride! Voice of AOL's 'Mail' Now Uber Driver

A California woman stumbled upon a voice from the past during a trip to Ohio when she discovered her Uber driver was the man behind America Online's famous "You've Got Mail" greeting.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 at 07:53 AM EST

Aussie Police Searching Woman's Bag Find Baby Koala

Aussie Police Searching Woman's Bag Find Baby Koala

Australian police have made an unusual find while searching the bag of a woman who was being arrested: a baby koala. Police in Brisbane said that when they asked the 50-year-old woman if she had anything to...

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 01:27 PM EST

Real-Life Snake on a Plane Disrupts Flight in Mexico

Real-Life Snake on a Plane Disrupts Flight in Mexico

Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given a start when a serpent slithered into the cabin in a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane." Carrier Aeromexico says the...

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 07:48 PM EDT

Panda Wrestles Zoo Intruder

Panda Wrestles Zoo Intruder

A man sneaked into a giant panda enclosure at a zoo in southeast China and ended up wrestling with a panda. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed surveillance video of the incident. According to CCTV, the man...

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 10:55 AM EDT

'So So Sorry': Stolen Subaru Returned With Gas Money

'So So Sorry': Stolen Subaru Returned With Gas Money

One woman was lucky enough to have her car stolen — not by a thief, but by someone who was just a bit confused. Erin Hatzi of Portland, Oregon, had her red Subaru stolen right out of her driveway Tuesday night...

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 at 07:19 PM EDT

Divorcing Couple Goes to Court Over Cubs Series Tickets

Divorcing Couple Goes to Court Over Cubs Series Tickets

The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag pricey and scarce tickets to World Series games at Wrigley Field has now landed in divorce court. A Chicago-area woman this week submitted an "Emergency Petition...

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:57 AM EDT

Bay Area 'Flintstone House' Now Up For Rent on Airbnb

Bay Area 'Flintstone House' Now Up For Rent on Airbnb

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Northern California is striking for its amorphous dome shapes made of wire and shotcrete. Now listed on the short-term rentals site, visitors can spend a few nights...

Connecting You to Our Annual Food Drive
Connecting You to Our Annual Food Drive
NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with our annual Food Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon. Read more
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