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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar Vaping Dreams Go Up In Smoke After The Academy Kills The Fun

At the Screen Actors Guild awards, the coolest cat in town happened to be Leonardo DiCaprio. Not only did he win Best Actor for whatever a bear did to him in <i>The Revenant</i>, but he vaped like a pro while hanging in the audience, and the world marveled at the spectacle. The vaping provided a level of …

Doctors should be able to create babies with three genetic parents, US panel says

But only for male embryos<p>The US government should let scientists combine the DNA of three people to make an embryo, a panel organized by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said in a report today. The procedure, which was approved by the UK House of Commons last year, …

Lord of the Rings-Inspired Hotel Invites Guests to Live in a "Hobbit Treehouse"

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a place perfect for any fan of Middle Earth. Nicknamed the <i>Hobbit</i> <i>treehouse</i>, this elevated rental property is owned by Gordon Mack, a man who was inspired by the beloved <i>Lord of the Rings</i> films. Perched 16 feet above the ground, the structure has rounded …

South Dakota

Meticulously Elegant Tattoos Created with Thousands of Intricate Dots

Tattoo artist Jessica Kinzer has a gift for producing powerful tattoos. Though only tattooing since 2014, this young artist shows genuine talent within designs that are both captivating and elegant. The complexity within each tattoo reveals Kinzer's meticulous eye for detail as she utilizes a …

Body Art

Formerly Abused Pit Bull with No Ears Becomes Adorable Advocate for Her Breed

Nana the pit bull encountered many obstacles before she was adopted by owner Stephanie Doris. Prior to being dropped off at a Los Angeles-based animal shelter, it's estimated that she gave birth to around 15 litters of puppies. Nana also had all of her teeth removed and her ears were detrimentally …

Pets

Artist Uses Leaves as Autumnal Canvases for Delicate Paintings

As the leaves begin to fall and blanket the ground, Polish artist Joanna Wirazka allows this seasonal process to inspire her. She collects various leaves and then repurposes them as eclectic canvases. Upon this natural workspace, Wirazka creates incredible landscapes with colored pencils and …

Art

DIY Mason Jar Terrarium Tutorial

Recently, we've been fascinated with the trend of urban foraging, and the ways in which it is presenting itself in design.<p>Whether you forage or not, the trend of bringing nature and plants into the home is something you probably want to consider - and terrariums are a great way to do this.<p>A couple …

Scotcheroos Are Even Better Than Rice Krispie Treats

<i>Regular Rice Krispies treats are good, but add peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and a chocolate topping and you'll have something even better.</i><p>The people who market breakfast cereal are smart people. They must have realized that confining your product to one meal a day wouldn't do the trick, so …

Dessert

Millennium Falcon Bed Sets Childrens' Dreams Into Hyperdrive

Young <i>Star Wars</i> fans can now sleep like Han Solo with the whimsical Millennium Falcon bed from Pottery Barn Kids. The playful piece of furniture features the ship’s iconic cockpit shape, crafted with solid hardwood in a twin size. It’s hand-painted and built to last from playtime to bedtime, and is …

Millennium Falcon

Walter Palmer, the man who killed Cecil the lion, returns to his dental practice

<b>(CNN) —</b> What will his first day back at work be like?<p>Will protests greet Walter Palmer, the American dentist vilified worldwide for killing a prized African lion, when he returns to his Bloomington, Minnesota, practice Tuesday?<p>Or will he slip in with little fanfare?<p>Palmer's office reopened several …

National Parks

Robot mother builds and improves its own children

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have built a mother robot that independently builds its own children and then tests their performance to inform the design of the next generation. By analyzing the data it collects from observing the child, the mother robot ensures that preferential …

Robotics

6 Backyard Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself | Redesign Revolution

When I show up at a party, it isn’t because I’m a social butterfly. It’s because I’ve been told there would be snacks. That’s why people get …

Lawyer: Donald Trump called me 'disgusting' for request to pump breast milk

Watch Dana Bash's interview with Donald Trump on "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET and "Erin Burnett Outfront" at 7 p.m. ET. Share your thoughts on Twitter using #TrumpOnCNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump had an "absolute meltdown" when a lawyer requested a break from a 2011 deposition to pump breast …

Donald Trump

Netflix boss defends Adam Sandler deal after failure of Pixels

Ted Sarandos said he is ‘thrilled’ at the star’s four-picture deal with the streaming platform, despite the disappointing opening for his latest film<p>Adam Sandler’s box-office appeal took yet another blow over the weekend as his latest film, Pixels, opened to a disappointing $24m (£15m). But one …

Box Office

California teen arrested after body believed to be of 8-year-old neighbor found

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Santa Cruz, Calif. late Monday after a body believed to be that of his 8-year-old neighbor was found in a dumpster not far from where she was last seen riding her scooter.<p>Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel told reporters that he was "confident" the body found by a …

Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

At least one person missing and buildings damaged after powerful 7.0 earthquake hits Papua region of Indonesia<p>A powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, damaging several buildings and leaving a teenage boy missing after he fell into a river.<p>The 7.0-magnitude quake struck …

The happiest baby goats in the barn is what you need today

Not even two kid goats hopping around can impress a cat.<p>Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine welcomed two new baby goats last week, named …

Adorable "Leaf Sheep" Sea Slugs Look like Cartoon Lambs

Photo source: Lynn Wu<p>If you thought last week's sea bunnies were cute, here's one more underwater treasure that will make you say “aww!” <i>Costasiella kuroshimae</i> (also referred to as “leaf sheep” and “Shaun the sheep”) is a species of sacoglossan sea slug whose beady eyes and flat face make it look …

Cute

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This Beautiful Lens Lets You Draw With The Sun

Now on Kickstarter, Febo is a new tool that lets you engrave objects by using the sun like a laser. Designed by Rosalia Galeano, Francesca Padoyan, and Paola Papetti, it’s a lens that laser focuses the sun’s rays, branding almost anything as cleanly as a red hot cattle iron.<p>It looks pretty simple …

Swirling Illustrations by James R. Eads Explore Human Connections and the Natural World | Colossal

<p>Multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator James R. Eads plays with motion and color to render harmonizing illustrations of people and nature. With …

The Power of Makeup is Revealed Through the "Clown Contouring" Trend

YouTuber BellaDeLune and Instagrammer makeupby_alo teamed up to create a video featuring their face contouring technique. Instead of it being a tutorial, the two women contoured their faces to mirror the over-the-top, visually loud and geometric aesthetic of clown makeup.<p>This particular video was …

Clowns

What Your Favorite Gatorade Flavor Says About You

Whether you're an athlete, a victim of food poisoning or otherwise, most people have tried Gatorade. If you've tried enough flavors, chances are you have a favorite.<p>Talk of which flavor <i>tastes</i> the best guarantees a heated debate, but regardless of which one you prefer, certain truths exist about the …

Caviar-Topped Twinkie Is the Ultimate High-Low Mash-Up

Get your taste of #murica for $125.<p>Behold, the caviar-topped Twinkie, viral sensation and $125 offering at the Orange County Fair, courtesy of fast food joint Chicken Charlie's. We'd say it looks worth it for the way it blends classy and trashy, but Twinkies are pretty much perfect as is. And what …

Mashups

Watch People Try To Explain The Difference Between Italian And American Nutella

Nutella, the decadent coco-hazelnut spread of the gods, is both addictive and delicious. According to this Buzzfeed Video, there appears to be two <i>different</i> varieties of the spread -- Italian Nutella and American Nutella.<p>Though the ingredients are the same, the product is produced by different …

A Definitive Ranking Of Pepperidge Farm Cookies, From Disappointing To Downright Delicious

If there's one thing the whole world can agree on, it's that Pepperidge Farm cookies are downright delightful. But when folks start making assertions about which cookie reigns supreme, things start to get a little messy. (Ahem, we're looking at you, Bordeaux fans.) Clearly, Pepperidge Farm knows …

Here's How To Make Bacon Shot Glasses

These days, it's not enough to just eat bacon for breakfast. Bacon appears on your cupcakes, in your cookies and even mixed around in your milkshakes. But there is no doubt we have reached peak bacon with this all-meat shot glass:<p><i>(Photo: Oh Bite It!)</i><p>This itty bitty beauty can be crafted in a matter …

Got an Overload of Onions? Make These 21 Recipes for Soup, Dips, and More

These recipes, from cheesy soup to crispy onion rings, are worth getting onion breath for.<p><b>Large or small, red or green, white or yellow</b>—we love our onions. But onions are so often relegated to a supporting role that we wanted to celebrate all of our recipes that star them front and center. Here are …

Cooking

Mom of pregnant 11-year-old in Paraguay speaks out - CNN Video

The mother of an 11-year-old pregnant girl in Paraguay who was allegedly raped by her stepfather speaks out about the controversial case.

Paraguay