Swipe, Spot, swipe! School offers iPad class for dogs

A couple of years ago, Anna Jane Grossman read a spoof article on the website The Awl about a teenage girl who was building up her resume for college applications and was struck by one detail; among the descriptions of organic ibex farming and studying Chinese, the high school student was teaching her dog how to use an iPad. “It was not real. But I was like, ‘Oh, I can teach my dog how to use the …

1-year-old panda cub gets 200-lb. ice cake for birthday

Happy (belated) birthday, Xiao Liwu! The San Diego Zoo’s giant panda cub celebrated his first birthday on Monday with a 200-pound, three-tiered ice cake to share with mom Bai Yun. Xiao Liwu, whose name means “little gift,” weighs over 41 pounds now, but is still nursing. Though he can’t eat solids yet, the cub definitely has a sweet tooth: He was a little shy at first, but eventually dug into his…

Video: Watch Robots Dance in the Chinese New Year Performance

Fourteen robots danced to a re-mix of the Korobushka, a traditional Russian song. LifesLittleMysteries.com

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