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  • Baby eagles are hatching on Catalina Island, off the coast of southern California. A group called the Pet Collective has set up a webcam near the nest so viewers can watch the eagles crack through their shells and take their first breaths.

    The footage can be hit and miss. One minute, an adorable eaglet is chirping for the camera. The next, 27-year-old mother Wray and 13-year-old father K01 (aka "Superman") are blocking the camera. Hey, down in front! We're trying to gawk at your babies.

    Still, even if your view is partially obstructed at times, the live stream is well worth a view. Wray and Superman have been together for years and, according to video's description, this marks the sixth time the happy couple have returned to the same nest. So far, one of three eggs has hatched. Stay tuned for siblings two and three.

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  • Calvin and Hobbes: The adult years

    What if Calvin of "Calvin and Hobbes" fame grew up? And what if, instead of leaving behind his talking tiger and visions of dinosaurs and life in outer space, those visions followed him, slowly turning him insane?

    Well, it would make for one heckuva movie trailer, that's for sure. At least, so thought the good folks at Gritty Remakes, who created a pseudo-preview featuring Calvin as a college-aged man with a lot of issues. He still talks to his imaginary friend. His mind still goes on flights of fancy. But these aren't journeys of whimsy. The adult Calvin is a man on the edge.

    The trailer, which was posted on YouTube, features some nice special effects and a stellar costume for Hobbes the "homicidal psycho jungle cat."

  • The newly discovered Poecilotheria rajaei tarantula. (Ramil Nanayakkara)The newly discovered Poecilotheria rajaei tarantula. (Ramil Nanayakkara)

    A large species of tarantula, roughly the size of an adult human face, has been discovered in Sri Lanka.

    And while the venom of the Poecilotheria rajaei is not lethal to humans, there’s little doubt the abnormal size of the spider could be disturbing, even to those not afflicted with arachnophobia.

    The spider’s leg span is a reported 8 inches, with researchers comparing its circumference with the size of a dinner plate. It's covered in a variety of colors, including pink, yellow and gray.

    The tarantula was officially discovered by the British Tarantula Society, proving simultaneously that there are still wondrous creatures waiting to be discovered in the wild and at least one official society dedicated to tarantulas.

    "It can be quite attractive, unless spiders freak you out," said Peter Kirk, editor of the British Tarantula Society journal, in an interview with the New York Daily News.

    “I absolutely would love to see DNA sampling done—on all the species of Poecilotheria,” he said in a

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  • 'Game of Thrones' Cast Signs for Season 7 with Big Raises (Exclusive)
    'Game of Thrones' Cast Signs for Season 7 with Big Raises (Exclusive)

    HBO has renegotiated the stars' contracts using a tiered system to factor in a potential seventh season.

  • The State Department is too top-heavy with Obama political picks, says foreign service group
    The State Department is too top-heavy with Obama political picks, says foreign service group

    At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.

  • Museum officially purchases Rosie's old plant
    Museum officially purchases Rosie's old plant

    Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball. Yankee Air Museum board chairman Ray Hunter signed papers Thursday making the aviation museum the owner of a 144,000-square-foot ...

  • Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans
    Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.

  • Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay
    Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.

  • Miley & Rihanna Stun With Racy Red Carpet Looks!
    Miley & Rihanna Stun With Racy Red Carpet Looks!

    Miley Cyrus & Rihanna left little to the imagination on Wednesday when they hit the red carpet in very revealing looks.

  • Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday. Chris Chadwick, chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, said the failure of the rocket on Tuesday was a "sad and tragic" reminder that the space business was complex and difficult, but he did not expect a lasting setback to the overall industry. The incident underscored growing concerns about U.S. ...

  • After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
    After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

    TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.

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