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On closer look, researchers propose new species: African golden wolf

<b>(CNN) —</b> The golden jackals found in Africa, Europe the Middle East and Asia have long been considered the same species, thanks to their physical features and behavior.<p>Apparently, looks can be deceiving.<p>Extensive DNA analysis, backed up by previous studies, shows that the population consists of two …

Art professor grows trees that can bear 40 types of fruit

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first time Sam Van Aken saw tree branches being grafted and grown onto other trees, he likened it to Frankenstein. Yet, when the process became a full-time fascination, the Syracuse University art professor did not seek to create a monster but a piece of art.<p>The "Tree of 40 Fruit" is …

Stonefruit

Niccolo Porcella's monster wave: The 'heaviest wipe-out in history'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just days after Australian surfer Mick Fanning's narrow escape from the jaws of a shark, a Hawaii-born pro surfer somehow survived unhurt after a horror wipe-out on a giant wave.<p>Niccolo Porcella was filmed taking on a monster wave at Teahupoo off the Pacific island of Tahiti last week when …

Pluto's big moon may host first Star Wars, Star Trek names in space

Nerdiest. Worlds. Ever.<p>This month's New Horizons flyby of dwarf planet Pluto and its biggest moon Charon left a wealth of incredible data in its …

Afghan soldiers killed by US air strike, say officials

At least seven Afghan soldiers killed in US air strike on army checkpoint south of Kabul, say Afghan officials<p>At least seven members of the Afghan army have been killed accidentally in a US-led airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, in the deadliest incident of friendly fire involving international …

Gay parents fight to leave Thailand with surrogate baby daughter

US man and Spanish husband have been refused consent by surrogate mother to leave country after she claims they were not ‘an ordinary couple’<p>A same-sex couple is embroiled in a legal battle in Thailand after the surrogate mother who gave birth to their child has refused to allow them to leave the …

Passports

NASA's Pluto Images: Frozen Plains, Ice Mountains

Images continue to flow in from the New Horizons probe, NBC's Brian Mooar reports.<p>Vast frozen plains exist next door to Pluto's big, rugged mountains …

Solar System

Iraqi Christians Form Babylonian Brigades Militia, Battle ISIS

Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by ISIS have formed their own militia and are fighting alongside their "Muslim brothers" to retake their homeland from the extremists.<p>The 1,000-strong Babylonian Brigades is the only Christian militia under the Shiite-dominated umbrella group of volunteer …

Terror attacks on 3 continents; ISIS claims responsibility in Tunisia, Kuwait

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on a seaside resort hotel in Tunisia on Friday that killed at least 38 people and wounded at least 36 others, many of them Western tourists.<p>The Islamist group named the attacker as Abu Yahya al-Qirawani and said he managed to infiltrate the Hotel …

Terrorism

Wal-Mart shuns Confederate flag, why not guns?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The cascade of political and commercial interests now distancing themselves from the Confederate flag raises the question of whether they're expressing sincerity or opportunism.<p>Conservative politicians in South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi are calling for the Confederate flag to be …

26 Impossibly Beautiful Scottish Wedding Ideas

Add some Caledonian charm to your big day.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>H/T to Northern Ireland-based wedding photographers This Modern Love.</i>

Don't Freak Out If Your Location Falls Through the Day of Your Wedding

There are seemingly countless nightmare scenarios when it comes to the big day, and we prefer not to think about most of them. But one potential that you might want to consider — just to be safe — is your ceremony or reception location suddenly falling through. It's highly unlikely but when it does …

Weddings

Marco Rubio haunted by allegations over Florida 'slush fund' and spending

It is an episode that Marco Rubio had hoped was long forgotten – a federal investigation and top-to-toe examination of the Florida GOP’s financial trickery at the end of the last decade that saw the state’s party chairman jailed for grand theft and money laundering and another senior Republican …

Government

The Best Hair Products

Every bride wants to look like the very best version of themselves on their wedding day, but whether you're hiring a professional hair and makeup artist or going at it alone, you need to know that the products you're using will deserve the results you want. To help you get that coveted, beautiful …

Hair