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Bill Murray Crashes White House Press Briefing Room

Talking up the Chicago Cubs, the Hollywood star wanders into the press briefing room just after White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest had finished his daily briefing.

Gymnastics coach Martha Karolyi says 'I don't feel responsible' for Nassar abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> Legendary USA Gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi said they did not know former team doctor Larry Nassar was abusing girls at their gymnastics facility and declined to take responsibility for his abuse.<p>"I feel extremely bad. I don't feel responsible, but I feel extremely hurt that …

USA Gymnastics

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.<p>The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other …

Education

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple's third child on Monday, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne.<p>The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth, at 11 a.m. local time at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west …

18 Syracuse Fraternity Brothers Removed From Class After 'Extremely Racist' Video

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs …

European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy …

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but far from being a dull cinder of a world, it has instead turned out to be a real eye opener for …

Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

In 2008, astronomer Richard Kowalski looked into a telescope in Tucson, Arizona, and spotted an asteroid called 2008 TC3 barreling through the …

Meteorites

By weight, which animal has the largest baby relative to body size?

Human childbirth is hard enough – imagine giving birth to a baby half your weight!<p>Despite a kiwi being about the size of a chicken, the female lays …

Wooly Mammoths may be the answer to saving the Arctic

Mammoths

Why Are Huge Groups of Basking Sharks Gathering Together?

These usually solitary creatures are gathering in huge groups, puzzling scientists.<p>Basking sharks are usually solitary species, but scientists have discovered recent aerial images that show swarms of over a thousand sharks gathering along the northeastern U.S., according to National …

Animals

How to Detect a Pre-Human Civilization

It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a …

Clay specks turn stem cells into bone and cartilage

A new class of clay nanoparticles can direct stem cells to become bone or cartilage cells, report researchers.<p>Human stem cells have shown potential …

Stem Cells

Scientists discover dozens of new genes for hair colour

Forensic scientists are a step closer to predicting the colour of a suspect’s hair from their DNA alone after the discovery of more than 100 new genes that influence the shade of a person’s locks.<p>A test based on the new genetic markers was 10-20% more accurate than existing forensic tests and was …

Genetics

13-Year-Old Boy Finds Treasure Trove of 1,000-Year-Old Silver Coins

The silver coins are probably from the reign of Harald Gormsson, better known as "Harald Bluetooth."<p>Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the eastern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.<p>A single …

Archaeology

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER

Doctors encounter all nature of odd things in their daily lives. Sometimes the stories end up as more than coffee-room chatter. Consider a case that spills over from the clinical to the culinary: the hot pepper and the horrible headache.<p>Dr. Kulothungan Gunasekaran has a knack for ferreting out odd …

Mayo Clinic

These Stuffed Brownie Truffles Are Literally Dreamy

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Joys of a Classic Ice Cream Sandwich

Summer is all about dashing through sprinklers, hiking into forests, and charging toward waves. Therefore the best summer foods — like fried chicken, hamburgers and corn on the cob — are all portable, hand-held and free from fuss. We want to munch while experiencing the joys of the season.<p>For …

Novel recipes: Rock cakes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

With the 20th anniversary of JK Rowling’s first book looming, Kate Young bakes a batch of rock cakes – hopefully better than the ones Hagrid feeds to Harry...<p><b>Scroll down to read the recipe</b><p>‘This is Ron,’ Harry told Hagrid, who was pouring boiling water into a large teapot and putting rock cakes onto …

Double Coffee Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and grease and line 2x 20cm cake pans.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.<p>3<p>Done<p>In a …

These Chocolate Dragon Eggs Have a Colorful Surprise Inside

If you're a chocoholic, this dessert is definitely for you! These dragon eggs are layered with three types of chocolate and stuffed with red, orange, and yellow mini candies. They're the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate craving or celebrate the impending season of <b>Game of Thrones</b>. We have a …