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Newly Discovered Penguin Mega-colony Is So Huge It Was Spotted in Space

Satellites captured the never-before-seen population in action.<p>Every day, Landsat satellites orbit the planet, capturing images of things like …

Global Warming

Nature Turned the Sky Above Rome into Terrifying TV Static

Drivers looked up and saw the Matrix.<p>William Gibson’s seminal sci-fi novel <i>Neuromancer</i> opens with an unforgettably bleak line: “The sky above the port …

Eastern Europe

Adorable Shots Of Smiling Dogs That Will Make Your Day 100% Better

Sometimes there's nothing cuter than seeing a smiling dog photo.<p>And if you're having a bad day, these snapshots are sure to cheer you up.<p>We're not …


39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …


Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …


Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …


11 Little Morning Habits That Will Make Your Partner Melt

Mornings tend to be hectic, and it's hard to spend quality time with your significant other if you're rushing out the door. However, if you want to …

Time Management

Breaking Mews: Max the Cat Banned From Library With Adorable Warning Sign

Not here, kitty, kitty! A tabby cat named Max has been banned from a Minnesota library after repeatedly sneaking in, but it's the library's hilarious …


Housing shortage: 6 reasons there aren’t enough homes for sale

With fewer homes for sale today, would-be buyers are having to get creative about making their bid stand out. USA TODAY<p>Owning a home is a pipe dream for many. And here is why it is on the decline. USA TODAY

Real Estate

America's future depends on the death of the single-family home

One hallmark of the American Dream — the single-family home — is dying as we know it.<p>And it's for good reason: The US needs more affordable housing.<p>"Around the country, many fast-growing metropolitan areas are facing a brutal shortage of affordable places to live, leading to gentrification, …


The Top 25 Smartest Dog Breeds

Did your pup make the list?<p>While all dogs make for best friends, some are, um, more lovably clueless than others. But when it comes to working intelligence (i.e. following commands), certain types stand out from the pack. After surveying almost 200 dog-obedience judges, psychologist Stanley Coren …


Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

<i>This story has been updated with an additional response from Facebook.</i><p>Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech …

Mark Zuckerberg

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

Exclusive: Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago.<p>Asked if he knew that his son was meeting with …

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

How the House and Senate bills would change "Obamacare"

Here is a rundown of the main elements of the Affordable Care Act, which ones would be wiped out and which could survive under the House and Senate …

Health Care

The Hacker Who Cared Too Much

When a programmer shut down a hospital website to defend a sick girl, he raised a crucial question: What are the bounds of protest in the digital age?<p>…


Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It's also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn't raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow.<p>Add a Supreme Court …

Donald Trump

The environmental cost of one day on Earth

For Earth Day 2017, our Econundrum series asks what is the environmental impact of 24 hours on Earth.

Donald Trump

First 100 Days

First 100 days are hard. Just ask Bill Clinton.<p>The 42nd president entered office without a popular mandate after winning just 43% of the vote in a three-way race with President George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot. He enjoyed a Democratic House and Senate, but soon found himself stymied by internal …

Donald Trump

A forensic psychologist explains why violent criminals post their acts online

Posts of violent crimes have become an unfortunately common online phenomenon. The latest example was a video of the murder of 74-year-old Cleveland, Ohio resident Robert Godwin Sr., which was shared with the whole world via Facebook by Steve Stephens; he claimed the killing was a communication to …

Social Media

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures


The best view in every state

The United States isn't just amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties—though there are plenty of those. From sea to shining sea, this country has some of the most incredible natural and city views on Earth.<p>It should come as no surprise that wild wonders, including the Grand Canyon, Mount …


What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

Warby Parker

Man dragged off plane: 5 key questions on United's $800 mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> By now, the video of a United passenger being dragged off a flight at Chicago's O'Hare airport has made it around the world and undoubtedly inundated your news feeds. There are a million things to unpack about the incident: The appropriate use of force, the rights of passengers, the PR …


NASA’s Operation IceBridge in Pictures


Equal Pay Day: a wage gap fact check

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Mona Chalabi investigates on Equal Pay Day<p>Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering this week’s fact check a bit early. Yesterday, I got an email from Daniel in Lancaster, California, …