Originally published on Sun August 10, 2014 11:55 pm
We've already had one "supermoon" this summer and there's another one due next month, but the one you might see Sunday night has astronomy fans running out of lunar superlatives. National Geographic is calling it an "extra-supermoon."
It's getting easier for the average civilian to own drones.
The word may bring to mind million-dollar jets that carry bombs, but a drone is any aircraft that doesn't have passengers or a pilot onboard. Some look like sophisticated remote-control helicopters and model airplanes.
They're available online and in stores, some for less than $100. But whether and where owners are allowed to fly those drones falls in a legal gray area.
Interest in sharks peaks every summer, when more people hit the beach and start looking for that tell-tale fin. This year, between Sharknado 2: The Second One and Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" — which kicks off Sunday — sharks have been making a particularly large splash on TV screens across the country.
It's amazing to be in shouting distance of magnificent wild animals, but it's hard not to get the feeling that great apes, big cats and other creatures don't really love being behind bars, walls and windows.
Now, a Danish architectural firm is working with theGivskud Zoo and safari park in Denmark to break down those walls and create what they're calling Zootopia.