Shannon Rooney

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New Alzheimer's Research Holds Promise for Future

Studies are focusing on sleep, brain proteins, new drugs, lifestyle, and more.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Every week brings reports of research furthering our understanding of Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than five million Americans today. The</b> …

Jellyfish Wave, Moons Dance, and Sun Winks

The Jellyfish Nebula "swims" in space, the dust settles on a Martian volcano, and a "greyhound" races through the cosmos in this week's best space pictures.

The 75 Absolutely Cutest Animals on Instagram

Crank up the adorable on Instagram by packing your feed with cute animals.<p>Not just regular cuteness — we're talking the ultimate, heart-tickling …

Live Animals Trapped In Plastic Bags Sold as Key Chains in Horrifying Chinese Souvenir Scheme

If your heart has ever ached looking at pictures of animals pent up in tiny pet store cages or pens at the zoo, prepare to be outraged. CNN and other …

Jumbo the Elephant: the origins of ‘the largest known animal in creation’

Name: Jumbo<br>Species: <i>Loxodonta africana</i><br>Dates: 1860 to 1885<br>Claim to fame: The largest animal on earth<br>Go visit: Tufts University Archives<p>Hidden from view in the Tufts University Archive is the stuff of legend. In a long cardboard box, nestled down in a bed of acid-free tissue, are the only fleshy …

Tanglewood Farm, A Farm Dedicated to Miniature Animals

Michelle Bolt’s Tanglewood Farm in Georgia is home to over one hundred miniature livestock — horses, alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, and …

7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

Through the millenniums, humans have ruled and ravaged the Earth, expanding where they live, cutting down forests for farmland, overfishing waters, …

A zap to the brain makes you think people are more attractive

Another workday with your drab, dull-looking coworkers. If only your world was filled with the beautiful people - more Kate Uptons than Katie from accounting, more Jon Hamms than John from HR.<p>Actually, technology exists that could almost make that possible -- provided you're OK with an electric …

The Brain

15 Images Of What Morning Looks Like Around The World

Rise and shine. There’s a whole new way to start your day. Wake up and watch New Day on CNN for all the latest news stories. Weekday Mornings 6-9am ET on CNN.

U.S. Army

Voyager 1 is officially the first human-made object to leave our solar system

NASA thinks it's finally settled when Voyager 1 left our solar system: on or around August 25th, 2012. The first Voyager probe launched in 1977, but while it's indubitably passed into previously unexplored parts of space, it's been hard to say whether it's actually crossed over into interstellar …

Dangerous Bath Salts Drugs Linked To Nearly 23,000 Hospital ER Visits In 2011

Dangerous "bath salts" drugs were linked to tens of thousands of visits to hospital emergency departments in 2011, according to a new government report.<p>The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported this week that 33 percent of the 22,904 hospital ER visits involved bath …

ER Doctors See Some Crazy Shit

We asked a bunch of ER doctors about the craziest thing they've seen at work. Here's what they told us.<p>After we learned about all of the crazy shit taxi drivers have to see and put up with on a daily basis, we figured that going to chat with ER doctors about the ludicrous nonsense they endure would …

Magical Fog Photography Featuring San Francisco

Images of fog covered terrain and landscapes always conjure up thoughts of the magical and mystical. Such imagery is usually irresistible for a …

San Francisco

Meet Cambodia's Magic Toddler

Two-year-old Kong Keng can supposedly heal any ailment just by breathing on you.<p><i>Kong Keng and his mother Phat Soen taking their afternoon nap.</i><p>Two-year-old Kong Keng opened his eyes and furrowed his brow. He looked scared and confused by the crowd of ailing people crammed into the single room of his …

Nature Glows With Neon Animals and Plants

Nature is full of glow-in-the-dark critters.<p><b>I scream, you scream, we all scream for … glow-in-the-dark ice cream?</b><p>British boutique ice cream maker Lick Me I'm Delicious (yes, that is the company's real name) recently released a glow-in-the-dark ice cream that uses a luminescent protein from glowing …

24 Creative Fall Harvest Home Decor Ideas

01 of 24<p>Decorating Your Home for Fall<p>Fall: it's a magical time of year. The heat of summer is behind you, the frenzy and excitement of the holidays …

Decorations

Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns | WIRED

From sea shells and spiral galaxies to the structure of human lungs, the patterns of chaos are all around us.<p>Fractals are patterns formed from …

Cuteness Break: Gavin the Kitten Really Wants To Play With His Puppy Brother

Vidor obviously loves tiny little Gavin a lot. Gavin wants to roughhouse and will not take no or indifference as an answer.<p>Enjoy the cutest cat clip …

Craft Beer and Food Fest Benefits Shelter Animals

Beer lovers can indulge Saturday at the Hoboken Elks Club, which will be hosting a craft beer and food festival to support the Liberty Humane Society.<p>…

Kitchen Crafts: 8 DIY Gift Ideas for Cooks & Bakers

• Make your best friend some very stylish wood and leather trivets for her new apartment. DIY from Design*Sponge.<br>• Beautiful, hand-dyed table runners are …

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Switzerland: Graubünden's walking trail of epic scenery and enduring art

Swiss hiking trails often lead you into and over colossal mountains, out of the tree line, up towards snowy peaks, but a newly created route in the spectacular Graubünden region sticks close to the tumbling river Flem, travelling through sedate valleys and wooden ravines as well as Alpine pastures. …

Rare & Elusive Wild Bay Cat Spotted In Borneo Forest (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Feast your eyes, because these are of just a mere handful of pictures and footage in existence of one of the world's most elusive and rare wild …

Cat Pants Saved My Life

Okay, okay. I know what you’re thinking. And yes, I will be your new best friend. But first I need to explain how twenty-dollar kitty trousers …

Cat Microwaved By Lebanese Man: Video Sparks Renewed Pressure For Animal Welfare Law

Footage of a man shoving his pet cat into a microwave in Lebanon has prompted renewed calls for the government to toughen its animal welfare laws and …

The Internet's 10 Favorite Cats

It takes a special mix of cuteness and luck to stand out among a crowd of aspiring celebrity cats online. But when you look at the numbers, one …

Krystal And In-N-Out: The United States Of Fast Food

Note: Larger version HERE in case you're really into New England.<p>This is a map of the United States of Fast Food created by Thrillist. Each state is …

Holiday Gifts for the Food Lovers on Your List: Cookbooks

"The things I want to know are in books;<p>my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."<p>- <i>Abraham Lincoln</i><p>With both Hanukkah and Christmas right around the corner and coming at us faster than Santa's sleigh with a tailwind, it is time to start thinking about gifts for friends, family …