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Morgan Freeman on God, Islamophobia in Trump’s America, and Keeping the Faith

The Oscar-winning screen icon discusses the second season of his popular Nat Geo series ‘The Story of God,’ belief in the afterlife, and much …

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Big change on the horizon for NASA under Trump

Throughout the presidential campaign, I commented to several people that I didn’t think the election outcome would make a big difference for NASA. I …

New Zealand earthquake so strong it lifted sea floor 2 meters

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand this week lifted the seabed two meters, leaving seaweed-covered rocks and marine animals exposed above tide level.<p>Incredible photographs show the extent of the devastation on South Island's coastline from Monday's quake.<p>"Much of the …

New Zealand

Ancient 10 Commandments tablet sold for $850K - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>The earliest known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments sold for $850,000 -- and a stipulation the owner must put the tablet on public display.<p>Described as a "national treasure" of Israel, the stone was first uncovered in 1913 during excavations for a railroad …

Global warming record crumbles due in part to freak Arctic warmth

The planet's streak of heat milestones continued into October, which came in as the second-warmest such month on record, according to NASA.<p>The top …

Global Warming

The ocean is losing its breath – and climate change is making it worse

Global climate change produces many effects – warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer water expands and raises sea level; …

Tomb Of Jesus Found: How Did Christ Die? What Christians, Jews, Muslims Believe About His Death

The potential revelation of Jesus Christ’s tomb last week has brought questions of faith, religious history and the different and intersecting …

Vampire Stars and Franken-Galaxies: The Spookiest Things in Outer Space

A guide to the scariest astronomical phenomenon observed in the universe.<p>Halloween is all about irreverently confronting our greatest fears, from the inevitability of death to the slow march of candy-induced tooth decay. But though witches, ghosts, zombies, chainsaw-massacres, and Trump masks make …

Universe

Earthquakes May Improve The Possibility Of Extraterrestrial Life

In the <i>Star Trek</i> episode “The Devil in the Dark,” the crew of the Enterprise discovered a lifeform living deep within a rocky planetoid. Recent biological discoveries, geological and astronomical observations, and some mathematical calculations suggest that this fiction might be be science.<p>The …

National Geographic's climate change doc with DiCaprio is on YouTube

Following up on its announcement from last week, National Geographic just made its new climate change documentary <i>Before the Flood</i> available for free for a limited window of time.<p>The docufilm starring Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio is currently streaming on YouTube, Twitter and a few other …

As India signs Paris climate treaty, here's a look at the devastation global warming has caused

India has signed the Paris climate treaty to become one of the countries looking at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Climate change has been a …

Highest-paying jobs you can get without going to college

If you don't want to start your career in debt, these may be the jobs for you.Idaho National Laboratory/flickr<p>Don't feel like contributing to the $1.4 trillion student-loan debt in the US?<p>Luckily, there are plenty of high-paying jobs you can get that require only a high-school diploma.<p>According to …

Conversation Becomes Shouting in a Society Without Authority

We are now at a point in politics, a new book warns, where reality has lost its authority: Facts are considered a matter of opinion.<p>Public discourse …

iOS 10 review: It’s the little things that matter

Apple’s iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads is the biggest software refresh the iPhone-maker has launched in years, adding a host of major and minor new features that completely change the iOS experience.<p>I’ve been using beta versions of iOS 10 on my iPhone 6s and iPad Pro since June. While some of …

iPhone photos get image quality boost with new Lightroom app

Good news, photographers: Adobe Systems just unlocked a new level of photo quality for those with recent iPhones and iPads.<p>With the release of Adobe Lightroom 2.5 for iOS on Tuesday, you'll be able to shoot photos in the raw format that many professionals like to use. Raw photos, with data taken …

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change — and with good reason.<p>Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, …

Trump to give another immigration speech to clear up his totally not-changed policy

Ever since Donald Trump brought on his all new, all-not-Putin-puppets campaign team, his once clear round ‘em up, ship ‘em out immigration policy has …

Donald Trump

10 U.S. Presidents Before And After Their Terms In Office

Barack Obama turns 55 today. Running one of the largest, most prosperous and most powerful nations in the world as the President of the United States …

Forgotten Cold War Waste Will Re-emerge With Global Warming

Before this century’s end, toxins, radioactive material will come back to haunt us<p>In 1951, the United States government made a pact with the Danish government to begin building camps and testing sites throughout Greenland to protect themselves from arctic Soviet attacks.<p>Camp Century, built 125 …

15 Practical tips to help you understand your own mind

Understanding our own mind is not an easy, but if you can meditate well, you can. Our mind performs so many tasks that sometimes it can confuse you. …

US Constitution becomes a best-seller after Trump comments

The US Constitution is hot.<p>The document, which turns 229 years old next month, has become an Amazon best-seller after the father of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq pulled out a miniature copy at the Democratic National Convention last week to criticize Republican presidential nominee Donald …

Donald Trump

Watch Hillary Clinton’s Passionate, Historic DNC Speech

Hillary Clinton gave a stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening that included references to everything from the …

Bill Clinton

Earth, Mars, and the Sun Are Aligning This Weekend to Put on a Beautiful Show

And the moon even has a trick up its sleeve, too.<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a place with a clear sky this weekend, grab your binoculars, because there's going to be a lot to watch this weekend.<p>The Associated Press reports that on Sunday morning, Earth, Mars, and the Sun will be perfectly …

Hold Up, Did We Just Crack Time Travel?

Astrophysicists famously proved Einstein’s theory on the existence of gravitational waves last week. Here’s the less covered part of it all: It …

In case there was any doubt Apple is working on the next major computing platform ...

This week, the Financial Times reported that Apple hired Doug Bowman, a researcher and professor at Virginia Tech who specializes in virtual reality. No one knows exactly what Bowman will be doing at Apple, but it's not difficult to figure out what kinds of projects he'll be focusing on based on …

Final Report Issued On Deaths At Florida Reform School

The University of South Florida this week released its final report on a terrible chapter in Florida's not-so-distant past. The report is about the …

Florida

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Animals

San Bernardino shooting: Carnage was 'unspeakable,' police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The gunpowder was still lingering in the air as San Bernardino Police Lt. Mike Madden and three other officers approached a conference center where a mass shooting had been reported.<p>Bodies had fallen outside the meeting room in San Bernardino, California, where a holiday party with about 80 …

California

UN on wrong track with plans to limit global warming to 2C, says top scientist

Climate change scientist James Hansen says current ‘half arsed’ plans to reduce emissions will lead to dangerous climate change and calls for an honest carbon price to cut fossil fuel use<p>One of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists has told the UN that its present attempt to limit emissions is …

Climate