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Lemonade

ISIL seizes main government compound in Iraq's Ramadi

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has taken over the main government compound in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, and edged closer to what would be their biggest victory in Iraq this year, officials have said.<p>Hikmat Suleiman, the spokesman for Anbar's governor, told Al Jazeera …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Fertility of world's soil reaching peak that will threaten food supplies, scientists warn

The fertility of the world’s soil is reaching a peak that will threaten global food supplies this century unless more is done to preserve the …

Farming

How Nanomaterials Can Help Make Fuel from Sunlight - MIT Technology Review

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, say that by combining nanoscale materials with bacteria, they have opened the door to a new …

Nanotech

University of California

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a growing problem in the United States and the world. New findings by researchers in evolutionary biology and mathematics could help doctors better address the problem in a clinical setting.<p>Biologist Miriam Barlow of the University of California, Merced, …

National Geographic Travel

14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

New Orleans

Watch A Bunch Of Taste Testers Determine Which Fast Food Coffee Is The Best

Our last go around with this set of taste testers helped determine which fast food hamburger was the best. Now we’re back again to tackle something most of us drink every day: coffee.<p>Which fast food coffee is the best? Is Starbucks really considered fast food? How are we sure this isn’t just an …

Coffee

United Flight Attendants Fired for Security Concerns on Trans Pacific Flight

OSHA photo of the graffiti<p>How long does it take to undo years of effort to improve the way flight crews communicate and share safety-related concerns? About two and a half hours if we're talking about United. That's how long the airline allowed a reported safety/security issue to spiral out of …

Aviation

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies

A horrifying new video released online on Tuesday appears to show ISIS using a young boy to execute a pair of captives the terror group claims are Russian spies.<p>The slickly-produced video shows two men being interrogated in Russian about their alleged attempt to infiltrate ISIS. One captive, and …

List of select winners at People's Choice Awards

Entertainment

Career Confession: I'm 10 Years Out of College and I Still Have No Idea Where I'm Going

And I know I'm not the only one.<p>A friend recently asked me about my career path and whether I thought I had found my dream job. Instead of being able to come out and say a definitive yes or an outright no, I settled on an unresounding (and unimpressive) "maybe."<p>I'm 10 years out of college and I'm …

21 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

Vietnam should be on the top of everyone's travel list. It's that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating energy, Vietnam will electrify all of your senses and seize you from all angles. Vietnam is at once crazy and serene, thrilling and relaxing.<p>There are …

Vietnam

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

Blake Lively, Florida Georgia Line Top Forbes' 30 Under 30 Entertainment and Music Lists

Blake Lively spent 2014 schooling us all in flawless maternity wear and giving Martha Stewart a run for her money when it comes to craftiness (who can forget that Bey-hive birthday cake she made for Beyonce), so it should come as no surprise to anyone anywhere that the actress's 2015 is already off …

Blake Lively

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

Islamic State: Yazidi girls kill themselves to escape rape

Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority captured by Islamic State militants have been trafficked as sex slaves, forced into marriage and imprisoned<p>Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of <b>Islamic State</b> group extremists after they were taken as slaves last …

Ebola wipes out every mother in Liberian village

In Joeblow, Liberia, every mother has been killed by Ebola leaving a village full of confused and devastated children<p>For 11-year-old Montgomery Philip, childhood is over. Six months ago he would have been playing football with his schoolmates, but now his job is to care for his 10-monthold baby …

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Bill Murray

Wolf Moon marks the start of a year of stargazing

January is the best month to stare into the night sky, say astronomers, as tonight sees first full moon after winter solstice<p>At 5.15pm tonight, for the only time this year, the Wolf Moon rises.<p>The first full moon following the winter solstice, the so-called Wolf Moon is well-entrenched in folklore …

Brad Pitt Would Like to Teach You How to Say David Oyelowo’s Name

<b>David Oyelowo</b> has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in <i>Selma</i>, and, odds are, he’ll be nominated for an Oscar next week, as well. This is to say: you’re going to be in a position at some point soon—especially since you’re the kind of person reading a blog …

Brad Pitt

Marilyn Monroe’s 1955 New Year’s Resolutions Reveal A Woman Determined To Turn Her ‘Miserable’ Life Around

We all want to succeed at our jobs. A successful career can translate to better financial security, increased creature comforts, personal satisfaction, and multiple sexual partners. As we’re reviewing our New Year’s resolutions and creating a plan of action for achieving our goals before the next …

Man who cut off his fingers builds 'Robohand'

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …