From the cute and cuddly to the unconventional and awe-inspiring, here’s a look at the photos, videos and characters that have our newsroom talking today.
4:39 p.m. ET
New Dinosaur Discovered
Pegomastax, a new and rare species of the “punk-size” dinosaur, is described as a “herbivore with fangs” that looked like a parrot and was about the size of a house cat.
3:14 p.m. ET
The Nominees Are…
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2013 nominees:
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Deep Purple
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
- Albert King
- The Marvelettes
- The Meters
- Randy Newman
- Procol Harum
- Public Enemy
- Donna Summer
2:29 p.m. ET
Cruz Comes Out
Boxer Orlando Cruz announced today that he is “a proud gay man.” Cruz is the first prizefighter to come out while he is still fighting.
1:23 p.m. ET
Preschooler Malcolm, 4, conquered a treacherous trail at Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire for the first time. Watch his ride and listen to his cute commentary — it had our whole newsroom smiling.
11:45 a.m. ET
Developers have announced a plan to build an exact replica of the Taj Mahal in Dubai. The project will also include a five-star hotel as well as apartments, restaurants and stores. The “Taj Arabia” is expected to cost more than $350 million.
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10:02 a.m. ET
After IKEA was caught removing women from scenes in its Saudi Arabian catalog a Tumblr emerged replacing women in well-known photos with IKEA products.