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US presidential debate recap: Polls split on whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton won poisonous argument

• <b>Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in poisonous debate</b>• <b><br>Trump threatens Hillary with investigation, prison over emails</b>• <b><br>Trump dismisses Mike Pence's position on Syria, exposing rift</b>• <b><br>Trump holds press conference with four Bill Clinton accusers</b>• <b><br>Who won the second presidential debate?</b><p>Donald Trump, backed into …

Donald Trump

11 Big-On-Flavor Chicken Recipes Your Family Will Love

Need to revamp your ho-hum chicken dinner routine? Here are a flock of fresh, flavorful ideas to get your family excited about supper again.<p><b>1. Sweet & Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates & Pistachios</b><p>In this sweet and spicy dish, chicken is immersed in a honey, citrus and chili-infused marinade, …

13 science fiction authors on how Star Trek influenced their lives

<i>Star Trek</i> has had an enormous influence on the world of science fiction ever since it aired on NBC in 1966. Gene Roddenberry’s drama aboard a spaceship introduced millions of viewers to science fiction across the world, and inspired some viewers to become science fiction authors in their own …

7 Types of Advanced Cosmic Civilizations

As we go about our daily lives, it helps to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. We are living in what seems like an advanced …

Sanctions busters are bad for business

<i>Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia.</i><p>Guerman Goutorov could spend a decade in jail. His privately held company, Streit Group, is alleged to have violated United Nations arms embargoes in Libya and Sudan – …

These European cities have the most affordable housing

According to Eurostat's 2015 Urban Europe report [PDF], published this week, most European big city residents feel that decent housing they can afford is increasingly hard to come by.<p>As the map above shows, only in Athens and Greater Manchester did more than half of citizens agree that decent value …

Infuriating News For Saudi Arabia: Russia Refuses To Play Oil Game

Oil markets are still anemic after more than two years of over supply and repressed prices . From $114 per barrel in the summer of 2014, prices are now hovering in the mid $40s range, and have been unable to find a floor, market equilibrium, then trend upward and find a “new normal.”<p>In more dour …

Horrific abuse scandal in town dubbed 'child sex capital of Britain'

Police are under fire over a “ Rotherham style ” abuse scandal in a town dubbed the child sex capital of Britain.<p>Officers are accused of taking too …

What is really going on in Turkey - and its region - in 2016

Wrong. These words were published just days before Turkey's attempted coup by Alon Ben-Meir, a professor of international relations at New York …

South Asia

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

What Is A Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

Thomas Kuhn, the well-known physicist, philosopher and historian of science, was born 94 years ago today. He went on to become an important and broad-ranging thinker, and one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.<p>Kuhn's 1962 book, <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i>, …

This Podcast Can Help You Become a Foreign Policy Expert in Like 25 Minutes

You make fun of world leaders and bureaucrats? So do these world experts, taking on A-bombs with F-bombs.<p>I was so pumped to attend my first college class in contemporary foreign policy that I drank tea--breakfast of champion diplomats--beforehand.<p>But when I made a mild point on nuclear treaties, a …

Foreign Policy

These Breathtaking Photos Of Outer Space Are Probably The Best Photos Captured From The ISS

Astronaut Scott Kelly took these amazing pictures of space during his 520 stay at the International Space Station. NASA released his pictures just …

Gulf Coast

Why traditional watchmakers should be happy about the Apple Watch

And it looks like a similar thing is happening now. But this time, there's a key difference, according to former startup founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose, now CEO of the respected watch blog Hodinkee.<p>"I am excited and I think it's a very positive thing that a new generation is growing …

The most nerve-wracking moment of the mission to Jupiter, in the words of NASA scientists

This week, NASA announced that its solar-powered spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter, against daunting odds. As the Juno craft begins to collect information about the planet, some of the scientists behind the mission took to Reddit to answer the public’s questions. We have …

Astronomy

The toughest spaceship we’ve ever built

Future missions to Venus need tough new technologies – and an old one.<p>It’s been a long time since anyone tried landing on Venus, one of the most hostile environments in the Solar System. Covered in sulphuric acid clouds, the surface temperatures approach 460 C (860 F) with atmospheric pressure 90 …

Engineering

Big bounce theory of universe makes a comeback

The universe may have started not with a bang but a bounce, say scientists.<p>A new study suggests the cosmos may have exploded back into being after …

Universe

How the fastest spacecraft ever reached 165,000 miles per hour

It also secured a Guinness World Record. Not bad for a Monday night!<p>Reaching Jupiter and getting into the giant planet's orbit required some complicated physics. In the process of executing the necessary maneuver, the probe became the fastest spacecraft ever, toppling a record that had stood for …

NASA's Juno mission will deliver the punchline on a 400-year-old joke

Jupiter is about to get busted<p>For a government agency, NASA has a notably off-color sense of humor. Whether they're making horrifying youth recruitment music videos, inviting boy bands on a field trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, releasing film parody mission posters, or rifling through …

Farnborough: Incredible planes shaking major airshow | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — Future of Aviation explores the next leaps forward in the world of air travel, from jet technology to passenger experiences. Read CNN's sponsorship policy<p>(CNN) — The future of some of the biggest names in aviation, the dramatic rise of drones, the emergence of new plane makers and …

There’s a little Lego Galileo orbiting Jupiter right now

Today in interplanetary cuteness: famed astronomer Galileo Galilei—the man who first discovered the moons of Jupiter—is finally visiting the great …

Has the LHC discovered a new particle?

<b>After its much heralded re-start last year, has the world's biggest machine, the Large Hadron Collider, found a new particle?</b><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that things had gone a little quiet at Cern in Switzerland after the LHC was switched on to great fanfare in April 2015.<p>But physicists have …

Intelligence files support claims Iraq invasion helped spawn Isis

Documents released as part of Chilcot report make clear security services’ concern over jihadi groups<p>Allegations that the invasion of Iraq increased the terrorist threat to the UK and helped spawn the terror group Islamic State are supported by intelligence documents released as part of the Chilcot …

Middle East

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones–or let people reshape their own.<p>Synthetic bone grafts–made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers–are nothing new. But that’s just the most simple vision of what artificial bone …

Why scientists are surprised by this strange giant planet and its three suns

In a strange solar system 320 light years from our own, scientists have spotted a planet with three suns that rise in the morning and set at night.<p>Luke Skywalker's two-sunned home planet of Tatooine has nothing on this real-life world in our own galaxy.<p>The newly discovered planet is described …

The World's Top 15 Cities

Here are 2017’s top urban destinations.<p>Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. …

Cities

The 10 most terrifying TV shows of all time

As BBC One’s period chiller The Living & The Dead <i>(Tuesdays at 9.00pm)</i> petrifies viewers, we count down the top 10 terrifying TV shows of all time. Apologies to The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Chocky, Fringe, Hannibal, The League of Gentlemen and Tales from the Crypt - you weren’t quite scary …

Ecstasy as Juno reaches Jupiter, but now the hard work starts

Five years and 1.8bn miles after leaving Earth, the craft has reached its destination. But it now faces astonishingly harsh conditions<p>It was a moment of immense jubilation as a voice announced: “Juno, welcome to Jupiter.”<p>For five years, Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has been travelling through space, …

Book Review: A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel

<i>"For my dad, the thing that awed him the most about the Grand Canyon was how it messed with his sense of scale. Because it was so wide and so deep</i> …

Books