Popular Science dubbed researcher Gaby Maimon of Rockefeller University as one of its "Brilliant 10" for 2011 for his monitoring of neurons in the brains of fruit flies.
In the course of a story on an ill-fated Continental Airlines flight during which all restrooms in coach were broken, the reporter for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis sought reactions from experts.
Even in a flagging economy, Christie's auction house in New York City was able to attract a record sales price for a photograph.
Was Moammar Gadhafi the last of the "buffoon dictators?" asked BBC News.
The tactic of "patience" is usually employed when police believe that a suspect has ingested drugs for smuggling.
Tommy Joe Kelly, unsuccessfully acting as his own lawyer, was convicted of slashing a stranger's tire by an Austin, Texas, jury, despite his explanation.
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves of Georgia told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he and a partner had "settled" the lawsuit brought by the Bartow County Bank for failing to repay a $2.2 million loan they had taken out in 2007.
A recent vicious, unprovoked attack in Toronto by Sammy the cat on Molly the black Labrador (bloodying Molly's ear, paws and eye) left Molly's owner without recourse to Ontario's or Toronto's "dangerous pet" laws.
Jonathan Rothstein of Encino, Calif., filed a lawsuit against Procter & Gamble for selling its Crest toothpaste in "Neat Squeeze" packages, which Rothstein said make it impossible to access the last 20 percent of the contents, thus forcing consumers to buy more toothpaste prematurely.
Enterprising reporters get stories by earning the trust of their sources, which Simon Eroro of the Post-Courier (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) obviously did.
Wanda Webb Holloway, 36, was arrested in January, 1991 for putting out a murder contract on a Channelview, Texas, woman.
Brent Morgan, 20, was arrested in Prince George, British Columbia, on three counts related to the attempted theft of a Corvette.
Veteran New York City performance artist Marni Kotak, 36, gave birth to her first child, Ajax, on Oct. 25 - and that was her "art," as the birth took place at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y., after Kotak had moved into the space two weeks earlier to interact with visitors.
Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, looked to the public for help to find the man who, according to surveillance video of a city agency building, stole three surveillance cameras - not the recording units, just the cameras - by lassoing them from their perches near the ceiling.
A British manufacturer, BCB International, is flourishing, buoyed by sales of its Kevlar underwear, at $65 a pair, to U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan.