-Backpack Full of Ashes
According to our affiliate KTVU, the thief entered the church and snatched the backpack yesterday. The man's ashes were stolen 30 minutes before his funeral was set to begin. According to the man's widow, the man's ashes were split into 3 urns and put in a backpack he used for his travels to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The man worked as a diplomatic courier for the State Department. Via KTVU
-22 Dogs Shot & Killed
According to WSOC-TV, 22 dogs were discovered last week. The Animal Adoption League says the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is responsible. The sheriff's office is investigating. The animal shelter is closed today. The workers are on administrative leave. Via WSOC
-Elderly vs. Pedestrians
According to researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, elderly drivers are half as likely as others to see pedestrians. The researchers compared elderly and non-elderly drivers in a traffic simulator. They identified hazardous situations by pressing a button. And just for the record, the researchers considered 65 to be elderly. Via LA Times
The war of the future may be full of robots instead of people. America's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA contracted with Boston Dynamics to create a robot in the form of a cheetah and a headless robot that looks like a person.