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Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old star athlete

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.<p>Michael John Riley Jr. had been just days away from starting his freshman year of high school. The Houston teen, who qualified for the Junior Olympics three times in track, was …

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The perfect hotel for thrill seekers hangs 400-feet off the side of a mountain

There's nothing quite like arriving at your hotel after an exhausting trip, strapping into a safety harness and ascending 400-feet using a series of …

The Most Important SPF Number You Need to Know

A shelf full of different SPF sunscreens can present a touch choice—especially when the goal is a low-key day of lounging poolside. Even taking into …

Despite 7-year major drought, Tiger Woods still has his sights on Jack Nicklaus' record

Tiger Woods is still gunning for Jack Nicklaus' record.<p>Despite a slump that has sent him plummeting to No. 241 in the world golf rankings, Woods remains confident that he can win at least four more majors in his career.<p>Woods comes into the British Open with 14 major titles on his resume, but his …


After 50-year hunt, science finds pentaquarks | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>Quarks are the tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles …


10 beloved planes that have been retired | CNN Travel


How billionaire Michael Bloomberg made his fortune

Though his 12-year run as mayor ended in 2013, the billionaire remains as busy as ever, and is spending plenty of money as he goes. After all, he hopes to give away his entire fortune before he dies.<p>From his early days working on Wall Street to his generous philanthropic donations, here's how …