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September 11: A Tribute in Pictures

Bouquets

A Time in the Desert

The Five Things Entrepreneurs Learn at Burning Man<p>If you work in Silicon-something—Valley, Alley, Wadi, Beach, etc.—and your coworkers are disappearing right about now, they might just be finding their <i>chi</i> at <b>Burning Man</b>, also known as T.T.I.T.D., Black Rock City, or Home.<p>The attraction between …

Silicon Valley

Confused sunflowers during eclipse?

A solar eclipse causes changes in the sun and sky, in the illumination of the landscape around you, in animals … but in plants?<p>Hi, everybody. …

Astronomy

‘It’s like everyone forgot’: On a familiar battlefield, Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan — In Marine Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr.’s office on this small, dusty base, there is a leather couch, a map of Helmand province and a white board marked with half a dozen goals. One of them reads: “Get thru fighting season.”<p>That aim — survival — demonstrates how modest …

Afghanistan

Commander of Naval Fleet to Be Relieved of Duty Following Collisions

WASHINGTON — After ordering a rare suspension of ship operations worldwide, the Navy plans to relieve the commander of the fleet that has sustained four collisions in Asia and the deaths of more than a dozen sailors this year, an American official said Tuesday.<p>Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, the head …

Military

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film 'What the Health'

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, <i>What the Health</i>, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and …

Inside the top-secret Dugway proving ground – in pictures

The Dugway proving ground is run by the US military in the middle of the Utah desert. Inside the 800,000-acre facility, staff test some of the deadliest biological and chemical agents on Earth, developing procedures to counter their effects and train military units in simulated hostile environments

U.S. Military

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is …

The Truth About In-Flight Turbulence

A rundown of statistics, recent incidents, and what pilots and airlines do to avoid hitting potholes in the sky.<p>DALLAS (AP) — At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated with their seat belts on.<p>The plane …

Your questions about North Korea answered

<b>(CNN) —</b> What are the chances of a peaceful resolution between US and North Korea? Is a war really imminent? How do people in South Korea and Japan feel about the situation?<p>As tensions between North Korea and the US continue to escalate, CNN hosted a live chat on the messaging app LINE. More than …

North Korea

Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we're using an unsustainable amount of the Earth's resources

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year.<p>Put simply, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate and this puts the Earth on an unsustainable …

Carbon Emissions

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests

A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands.<p>The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who …

Airplanes

'Space hamburger' spotted in astronomical first

A newborn star buried deep inside the Orion Nebula is feeding on a giant, dusty "space hamburger," researchers have discovered.<p>This astronomical sandwich is actually an accretion disk, or a cloud of gas and dust that rotates around a central point — in this case, a young protostar. Astronomers have …

What should you do in case of nuclear attack? 'Don't run. Get inside'

The threats seem to come almost daily now out of North Korea — ballistic missile firings, preparations to test a nuclear bomb and routine bravado. In April, state-owned media in the rogue nation vowed a “super mighty preemptive strike,” one that will reduce the U.S. to “ashes.”<p>On Saturday, …

North Korea

Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

There is a stretch of highway through the Ozark Mountains where being data-driven is a hazard.<p>WIRED OPINION<p>About<p>Jason Tashea (@justicecodes), a …

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures

Bridges

I Want You: The Story Behind the Iconic Recruitment Poster

<i>In honor of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. joining World War I on April 6, 1917, a new TIME special edition looks back on the impact of that</i> …

Inside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s Ambitious Plans To Create The Post-Car City

The first female mayor of the French capital wants to clean the city’s air and lower its carbon footprint. The solution: more walking, more bikes, more public transport—and fewer cars.<p>A year ago, the Georges Pompidou highway next to the right bank of Paris’s Seine River was filled with traffic. Now …

Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society - MIT Technology Review

Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts …

Autonomous Vehicle

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Pizzas

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How Wacky Are Thy Branches: The World’s Strangest Christmas Trees

If you deck the halls with sand or antlers, these trees may be for you.<p>If we’re being honest, the history of the Christmas tree is murky, pre-dating …

Christmas Trees

The Week in Review: Fake News Controversy

Scrutiny of online news coverage and its potential role in impacting the 2016 presidential election has increased since Election Day.<p>In an election that was marked by a host of controversies on both sides of the aisle, voters relied heavily on the internet for a better understanding of key issues …

Internet

Rebel-Held Aleppo No Longer Has a Functioning Hospital

There are currently no functioning hospitals in the rebel-held section of the Syrian city of Aleppo following days of heavy shelling and airstrikes …

Most Influential Photos

We began this project with what seemed like a straightforward idea: assemble a list of the 100 most influential photographs ever taken. If a picture …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Psychology

There Might Be an Ocean Under Pluto's Surface

Pluto‘s heart might be hiding an ocean.<p>Two studies published Wednesday by the journal <i>Nature</i> show that the dwarf planet’s surface might have been …