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Discovery of 'oldest' Quran fragments could resolve history of holy text

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the world's 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Quran is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam's founder, the Prophet Mohammed, is neither news, nor particularly controversial.<p>But in academia the history of this holy text is much more opaque.<p>For researchers in Islamic studies, …

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Does Batman Kill In 'Arkham Knight'?

Let’s get one essential piece of lore out of the way. Batman, in his classical conception, does not kill people. That’s his thing. He’s a puncher, not a shooter. It’s an essential part of his character, and one that’s easy to respect in comics, movies, TV shows and the like. You just have to show …

2016 Scion iM

iMeh.<p>Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway in a preproduction prototype automobile, you would think we’d get at least one knowing look. But we don’t. Here we are in a major hotbed of automobile culture—Los Angeles—in a car that probably no one around us has ever seen on the road, and exactly no one …

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

Why Are So Many Shark Attacks Happening in North Carolina?

The state has had an unusual rash of incidents, though experts say the water is still safe.<p><i>Updated June 29, 9:30 a.m.</i><p>Two more swimmers have been bitten by sharks off the North Carolina coast. That makes six shark attacks in the state in the last three weeks.<p>From 2005 to 2014, there were a total of …

2017 Audi A4: Less Weight, More Elegant Interior

Evolutionary, retro, and futuristic all at once.<p>Yes, the all-new Audi A4 is clearly an Audi. The new model, the ninth iteration of a vehicle line that has also been known as the Audi 80, Audi Fox, and Audi 4000, has moved to the Volkswagen Group’s modular-longitudinal MLB Evo architecture, but it …

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Week's Best Space Pictures: Auroras Bloom and an Exoplanet 'Bleeds'

The northern lights bloom over Earth, while radiation blasts an exoplanet's atmosphere.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, researchers capture echoes from a double star, engineers protect a billion-dollar telescope, …

#LonelyPlanet writer, Phillip Tang (@mrtangtangtang), is on the road and snapped this stunning sunset on Lake Titicaca which straddles the border between #Bolivia and #Peru. In Andean belief, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun. In addition, it’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. Banner blue skies contrast with bitterly cold nights. Enthralling and in many ways singular, the shimmering deep blue Lake Titicaca is the longtime home of highland cultures steeped in the old ways.

The Great Glen: coast to coast along Scotland’s rift valley

Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country. Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, the glen is rich in Highland heritage and …

Terror on the beach: The full story of the Tunisia beach terror attack

Incredible stories of horror and heroism at the resort that turned suddenly from paradise to killing ground<p>Owen Richards just kept running. Around him bodies fell to the ground as the lone gunman took aim and fired at the tourists on the crowded beach.<p>The 16-year-old was hit in the shoulder, the …

Vadouvan-Roasted Cauliflower with Harissa Chickpea Curry

4 Servings<p>Faster! Faster! Skip the pickling and just top the curry with sliced fresh Fresno chiles. Or leave them out altogether if you’re spice-averse.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 Fresno chiles, thinly sliced<p>¼ cup Champagne vinegar<p>¼ teaspoon sugar<p>1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more<p>1 head …

Kakadu national park: what to do, where to go, what to see

Here’s what happens when you move to the Northern Territory: any friends and family who have “visit the top end” on their bucket list bump it up a few places, especially when that damp Sydney winter hits. We have had nine guests since January, and visited Kakadu national park four times in six …

9 Modified 2015 Honda Fit Hatchbacks Debut at SEMA

2015 Honda Fit Wins Hottest Sport Compact Award<p>Honda showed off nine modified 2015 Fit hatchbacks at the 2014 SEMA show this week, including six built by some of the nation’s top tuners. In addition, the aftermarket association named the 2015 Honda Fit hatchback the year’s Hottest Sport Compact. …