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NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black and white images beamed to Earth could be some of the clearest close-ups of Pluto's surface humans see for decades, NASA says.<p>The images, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, show craters, mountains and glacial terrain along a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide.<p>The spacecraft …

Solar System

Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs

Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife.<p>A recently discovered tomb at a key Egyptian settlement has yielded the largest trove of artifacts ever found in a tomb there—including a young man's burned and scattered bones—and is shedding new light on the ancestors of the …

New Zealand Road Trip: Exploring the North Island – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been traversing the North Island of New Zealand with my main partner G Adventures. The landscapes have been stunning: …

New Zealand

Top Five Bargain Destinations for Summer 2014

In many places, prices rise with the temperature, but these hot spots offer cool savings this coming season. From a relaxed beach destination to a nonstop urban party, these destinations deliver plenty of wallet-friendly fun this summer.<p>I've monitored trends, industry news, and sale patterns to …

When A Natural Pool Forms On A Beach In Hawaii, Ridiculously Fun Things Happen (VIDEO)

If you needed any extra motivation to finally book a flight to Hawaii for your summer vacation, this is probably it.<p>After weeks of big surf and rain, a small puddle turned into a massive natural pool at Ehukai Beach Park on Oahu's North Shore. Naturally, Hawaii locals did what they do best and …

The Most Popular Destinations For International Tourists

If you think there are more tourists than ever, you are right. More than one billion people now visit another country each year. The U.N.'s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects the number of international tourists this year to break 2013's record of 1.1 billion travelers. That in turn topped …

50 Photos That Prove America Is Totally Beautiful

"From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam..."<p>Recognize that song lyric? America's landscape is so vast and varied, sometimes it's mind blowing to think about how many different types of unique scenery exist from one state or region to the next.<p>Summer is the season for …

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many travelers are July and August, and those 62 days fly by -- there's nothing lazy about these dog days of summer. Make your summer one to remember by …

Google Made The Tiniest Change To Its Corporate Logo — See If You Can Even Spot It

If you're an obsessive designer, you might have seen a subtle tweak to Google's logo made over the weekend. If you're like the rest of the planet, you missed it. Reddit was the first to spot the change.<p>Before we reveal what's new, we'll give you a chance to try to spot the difference. Here is the …

4 Money Beasts That Can Sabotage Your Finances

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You know how when you go into T.J.Maxx for a new pair of sandals, you walk out with three shirts, an ikat throw pillow, a leopard-print ottoman and a set of owl-shaped coffee mugs?<p>It’s not really your fault. You were just giving in to your basest instinct, …

Why Should I Hire You?

The most overlooked question is also the one most candidates are unprepared to answer. This is often because job applicants don't do their homework on the position. Your job is to illustrate why you are the most qualified candidate. Review the job description and qualifications very closely to …

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

Need Great People? Try This Underrated Recruiting Tool

Forget cold, hard piles of cash. To lure the best candidates, try simply making their lives easier.<p>Recruiting and retaining the best talent is a difficult imperative. You don't have the funds to outbid big competitors but still want to attract people who can help your business.<p>As the headline …

Recruitment