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'A demon ate the Sun' How solar eclipses inspired superstition

The first and only total solar eclipse of 2016 will roll across the sky this week. Total solar eclipses — when the moon's shadow blocks the sun entirely — are spectacular events, highly anticipated by astronomers, astrophotographers and casual spectators alike.<p>But it wasn't always that way.<p>The …

North Korea ship impounded in Philippines as part of fresh sanctions

<b>(CNN) —</b> While North Korea keeps firing literal and figurative salvos, the world has responded with harsher sanctions -- ones that the Philippines has put into effect by detaining a ship from the reclusive East Asian nation.<p>The Philippine government has impounded a North Korean freighter, the Jin …

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The world's 30 greatest trips right now

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Discovery is what travel is all about. And nothing …

The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

We like buying things, at least we think we do. It’s bred into us. Life in the 21st century is a fast paced, consumer oriented experience where media surrounds us at all times enforcing the idea that happiness is a matter of buying the perfect house, driving the best car, wearing the trendiest …

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NASA: Asteroid Expected To Pass 'Close To Earth' On March 8th

A small asteroid is expected pass earth on March 8, NASA has said.<p>The rock, named as 2013 TX68, will fly roughly 3 million miles from our planet …

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Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

For Microsoft and Sony, the start of a new month means it's time to share new software updates. Sony's already had its turn, announcing that Remote Play will soon make its way to PC and Mac, and now Microsoft has confirmed it's deploying a patch with a number of frequently requested features.<p>One of …

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Sleep deprivation could do something surprising to your diet

While many publications had already linked a lack of sleep to overeating and poor food choices, this study, published in the journal Sleep, explains what happens in the body to trigger this desire to consume greasy, sweet or salty meals.<p>The team of scientists from the University of Chicago …

Donald Trump stumbles on David Duke, KKK

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is trying to clean up a racially charged controversy Monday after he refused to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke over the weekend.<p>When asked about his comments on CNN's "State of the Union," Trump blamed a "bad earpiece."<p>"I was sitting in a house …

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is finding phenomenal things on Pluto

Back when I was a kid, I had no idea we'd ever be doing geology at the ends of the solar system.<p>If I'd known then I could combine my love of astronomy with my passion for geology, I might even have abandoned my dreams of fiction writing and poured myself into a degree in the planetary sciences.<p>Now …

21 Reasons Why "Wedding Crashers" Is Still Hilarious

Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion.

U.S., China agree to draft resolution on North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and China have reached an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous resolutions, a Security Council diplomat told CNN on Wednesday.<p>The resolution is …

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United States and Russia agree to a partial cease-fire in Syria

The United States and Russia announced Monday that they have agreed to the terms of a partial cease-fire in Syria, a deal that will depend on their ability to cooperate amid deep mutual suspicion and test their willingness and ability to dictate terms to their allies on the ground.<p>Under the …

Physicists have detected something unbelievable from space — watch the announcement live

Rob Ludacer<p>Called gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space are caused by colliding black holes, merging neutron stars, exploding …

BMX legend Dave Mirra dead in apparent suicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dave Mirra, whose dazzling aerial flips and tricks made him a legend in freestyle BMX and one of the most successful competitors in X Games history, died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in North Carolina said.<p>He was 41.<p>Mirra's body was found in a truck in his …

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New clues about how Earth got its moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the only world besides Earth that man has set foot on. But we still don't know exactly how it got there.<p>Now, rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts in the late '60s and early '70s are providing new clues about how Earth got its moon.<p>Many scientists have long theorized that the …

56% of Americans think their kids will be worse off

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/economy/2016/01/22/joseph-stiglitz-economy-politics-inequality.cnnmoney_1024x576.mp4<p>Optimism and America generally go together.<p>But lately, pessimism is gripping the nation. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the country is doing poorly right now, according …

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Oil crashes to $30 a barrel

The dramatic crash in crude oil prices just got even more stunning.<p>Oil plummeted below $30 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since December 2003. The latest wave of selling leaves crude oil down 19% this year alone. It represents an incredible 72% plunge from crude oil's June 2014 peak of …

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'El Chapo' secretly met Sean Penn in Mexican jungle before his arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three months after drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from prison, he met actor Sean Penn for a secret interview in a mountainous Mexican jungle.<p>Mexican forces arrested Guzman on Friday after a shootout that ended his freedom following his brazen prison escape in July.<p>In Penn's …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Solar Panel

And let the device recharge itself<p>Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms surfaces into solar panels.<p>The Trick<p>Typically solar panels soak up photons from the sun’s rays …

Munich train stations evacuated over concerns of possible ISIS terror plans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two train stations in Munich, Germany, were evacuated and train service stopped on New Year's Eve, a spokesman for the Munich police said, citing concerns of a possible terror plot.<p>The planned suicide attacks were reported to be connected to ISIS, officials said.<p>Police have received …

Mike Colter, Marvel's new Luke Cage, talks about the soul of his new Netflix series

First, Marvel and Netflix joined forces for "Daredevil," the action-based, superhero origin series that helped ground and refocus the exploding comic book chaos of "The Avengers." Set on the street corners of New York's Hell's Kitchen, it lent an air of reality to a blind vigilante.<p>Then came …

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just snapped a picture of something that's unlike anything it encountered before

Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Curiosity rover is celebrating Christmas 2015 at a Red Planet Paradise — spectacular "Namib Dune." And she marked the occasion by snapping her first ever color self-portrait with the mast mounted high resolution Mastcam 34 mm camera.<p>Heretofore Curiosity has …

British, U.S. embassies warn of threats against Westerners in Beijing

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> The British, U.S. and French embassies in China say they have received information of possible threats against Westerners visiting a popular shopping district in Beijing around Christmas.<p>The embassies sent out warnings to their citizens and staff, urging extra vigilance if they are …

The Xbox Two is going to happen

After Sony revealed that it's sold 30 million PS4s in the two years since the console's launch, and with the Xbox One reported to have only shipped …

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The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

How to make your Xbox One faster (and make Fallout 4 better)

It's never been so clear to me that Microsoft and Sony should have released the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with modern solid state drives rather than the older tech both companies decided to include with their most recent consoles. And it's <i>Fallout 4</i>'s fault.<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a really great game. I like …

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Liquid Metal 'Nano Terminator' Particles Could Fight Cancer

Injected straight into the bloodstream<p>Over the past decade, researchers have developed nanoparticles to treat all sorts of medical conditions, from obesity to bleeding combat wounds. And although researchers have spent a lot of time figuring out how metal-based nanoparticles could diagnose or treat …

25 Things You Might Not Know About Home Alone

On November 16, 1990, what appeared to be a fun-filled little family yarn about a kid left to his own devices at Christmastime and forced to fend off …

Behold, The First Atlas Of Ceres

Pluto’s favorite sister, mapped<p>Ceres is no moon, but it did help to kill a planet. The large dwarf planet, originally classified as a real planet, was one of several celestial bodies that called into question Pluto’s own status. Thanks to NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, earlier this year humans got a close …