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Here's How Microsoft's Minecraft Will Teach Kids How to Code

An immense number hours are poured into Microsoft’s world-building game Minecraft every day. By 2014, players, many of them children, will have spent …

“The truth is unspeakable”: A real American sniper unloads on “American Sniper”

<b>Bradley Cooper and Madeleine McGraw in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>“The truth is unspeakable,” says real-life American sniper who wants nothing to do with a dangerous propaganda film<p>Dennis Trainor Jr.<p>February 4, 2015 9:15pm (UTC)<p>Hearing Garett Reppenhagen describe how he felt the …

American Sniper

A Giant Naval Laser Defense Cannon That Is Capable of Shooting Down Drones

The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) is a large cannon-shaped laser defense weapon created by the United States Office of Naval Research that has been …

Military

Britain's most expensive garage sold for £550,000

Going, going, gone: A dilapidated garage in Chelsea sells for the asking price of an average London home<p>Half a million pounds seems a lot to pay for a car parking spot in central London - however hard they are to come by.<p>But a small garage on a plot of land in Chelsea has been snapped up for around</b> …

First Ride: Ducati Monster 821

Just in time for Halloween, Ducati has given birth to another Monster.<p>The new addition to the Italian luxury bike company's most popular line is the Monster 821. Building on the success of the 21-year legacy of their most affordable, entry level machine, this Ducati has a new motor in a new …

Dad Mowing Lawn Noticed a Bald Spot in the Grass Near His Daughters’ Window. That Night He Discovered the Shocking Cause.

A father was mowing the lawn of his Orlando, Florida, home recently when he noticed a bald patch at the base of his daugthers’ bedroom window. That night, he set out to see what was going on and what he witnessed has both him and neighbors on edge.<p>According to WKMG-TV, the father of 8 and …

The Town Making the Horrifying Discovery That It's Built Out of Jewish Tombstones

The stones were "recycled" by the Communist Party after World War II to build houses, roads, and gardens in Brest, Belarus.<p><i>Tombstones piled up in Brest-Litovsk Fortress. All photos by Debra Brunner.</i><p>Back in May, construction work for a new supermarket began in the center of Brest, a city in Belarus …

Why Did a Long Island Man Cut Off His Mom's Head?

What drives a 35-year-old to decapitate his own mother and then jump in front of an oncoming train?<p><i>Derek Ward jumped in front of an oncoming train after decapitating his mother. Photo via Flickr user Adam Moss</i><p>For the last ten years or so, the fact that Derek Ward’s mind was slipping would have been …

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned …

Russian air force planes test Nato defences

<b>Russian warplanes are carrying out more flights in European airspace to test Nato responses and apparently imitate combat conditions, an expert says.</b><p>Igor Sutyagin told the BBC that the Russian pilots' lack of communication with air traffic controllers was "unfriendly" and "confrontational".<p>"They …

I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too

<b>(cobalt88 via Shutterstock)</b><p>From facial recognition to personal data collection, this thing is downright scary — and so are the implications<p>Michael Price<p>October 30, 2014 3:26pm (UTC)<p>I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to …

The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Horror Video Game

I recently spoke to Frictional Games’ Thomas Grip—the creative director behind titles like <i>Penumbra: Overture</i> and <i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i>—about the state of the genre.<p><i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i><p>October: the spookiest month of the year. Halloween is coming up, and to accompany that …

How Amelia's Plane Was Found

Two decades after finding a piece of metal on a remote Pacific atoll, Ric Gillespie says he has proof it was used to patch the aviator’s plane—and it …

France Says Conditions Not Right to Deliver Warships to Russia

France said Thursday that it would not deliver either of the warships Russia has ordered because its conditions had not yet been met.<p>Russia ordered …

Russia

As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it.<p>That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty …

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with “part of her breast exposed,” and must pay her …

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<p>New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum …

New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.<p>"There are people who've said a lot of things, but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on …

Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.<p>In all, Nato said in a statement, its jets had intercepted …

The 5 Scariest Teachings of Jesus

Halloween is a celebration of artificial fear. No goblins or witches are really going to cause harm to us. For Christians, the deeper and more genuine fear may come from within our own faith. If taken seriously, after all, it threatens to upend our society. Let's look at just five scary directives …

ISIS has captured an advanced Chinese-made surface-to-air missile

An advanced surface-to-air missile thought to have been supplied to Syrian rebels by Qatar against American wishes has been filmed in the hands of …

ISIS slaughters 45 Iraqi tribesmen - CNN Video

ISIS executes 45 prisoners - CNN Video

US Airstrikes Just Destroyed An ISIS 'Command Node' In Syria

The US-led coalition conducted eight strikes in and around Kobani, US Central Command said. The strikes near Kobani destroyed five ISIS fighting positions, a small ISIS unit, six ISIS vehicles, an ISIS-occupied building, and the command and control node, Centcom said.<p>The coalition also conducted …

Isis Iraq News: 30 Sunni Tribesmen Executed by Islamic State in Anbar Province

Islamic State (Isis) lined up and shot dead 30 Sunni men in Iraq's Anbar province, according to reports.<p>Anbar provincial chairman Sabah Karhout said …

ISIS Runs School in Aleppo Named after Osama bin Laden [VIDEO]

In the embattled city of Aleppo, Syria there is a school named after Osama bin Laden, the dead al Qaeda leader who masterminded 9/11.<p>The first …

Poll: Americans losing confidence air strikes alone will defeat ISIS

Americans still strongly support airstrikes against ISIS -- but they're losing confidence that the strikes will wipe out the group's military capability, a new poll shows.<p>The air strikes already ordered by President Barack Obama are supported by 76% of the public, a CNN/ORC International survey of …

How to Beat ISIS

Heavy air strikes have helped hold back ISIS in the Syrian border town of Kobani, but more is needed Bulent Kilic—AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State (ISIS)

Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off Virginia coast

Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they …