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Forest Cop on Bike Died After Surprising Grizzly

He had no time to brake, investigation finds

(Newser) - A federal report on the tragic death of Forest Service officer Brad Treat is out and the message is clear: Beware of what could be around the corner when you're mountain biking. The 38-year-old officer was mauled to death by a grizzly bear he surprised while mountain biking with... More »

Clinton Again Emerges, Makes Katy Perry Cry

Surprise presenter took UNICEF stage to say 'we need champions like Katy now more than ever'

(Newser) - Katy Perry gave a "Roar" to Hillary Clinton in a pre-election concert, and Tuesday night Clinton returned the favor. The ex-presidential candidate showed at UNICEF's Snowflake Ball in New York City, serving as a surprise presenter for the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award bestowed upon Perry, per the Hollywood ... More »

Woman Learns She's Pregnant, Gives Birth an Hour Later

Baby, gallstone. Tomato, tomahto

(Newser) - Pregnancy can be a wild nine months of mood swings, cravings, love, stress, bonding, and so much more. Unless you're Massachusetts resident Judy Brown, who got the whole thing out of the way in about an hour. ABC News reports the 47-year-old went to the hospital Wednesday night with... More »

Why Parents Should Surprise Their Infants

Study: When the unexpected happens, it could promote learning

(Newser) - When something surprising happens, it provides a special learning experience for babies, a study suggests. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University set up a series of experiments in which babies were exposed to objects whose behavior did and did not "violate expectations," per the study, published in Science . In... More »

Jonas Bros Love Obama Girls

Pop stars dish on inauguration night show

(Newser) - The first daughters love the Jonas Brothers—and the feeling’s mutual, Access Hollywood reports. “They were just so grateful, so nice, so composed and so awesome,” said Kevin Jonas of the Obama girls, who were treated to a surprise private concert by the tween sensations on inauguration... More »

What's in the Box? Dad, Home From Iraq

(Newser) - An Army mechanic stationed in Iraq surprised his son by popping out of an oversize present at the boy’s 6th birthday party, the Nevada Appeal reports. Casey Hurles hadn’t seen son Gabriel since June; when he learned his leave would coincide with the birthday, he hatched a plan... More »

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