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Why American Students Are Flocking to Germany — and Staying

BONN, Germany — How do you say "sign me up" in German?<p>The number of Americans studying in Germany has risen sharply, recent figures show, driven in part by the low cost of higher education compared to the United States.<p>More than 10,000 U.S. students are presently enrolled in the country’s higher …

These Are The American Cities With The Most Abandoned Houses

The struggles in Flint, Michigan, go far beyond the water crisis.<p>The public health crisis that has seized Flint is only the latest struggle for the Michigan city, where one in six houses is vacant after a long period of decline.<p>The Flint metro area had the highest rate of vacancy in February at 7.5 …

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields<p>A couple of Octobers ago, I found myself standing on a 5,000-acre cotton crop in the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas, shoulder-to-shoulder with a third-generation cotton farmer. He swept his arm across the flat, brown horizon of his field, …

Urban Agriculture

Pushing the limits on the fringe

Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are launching, with no holds barred.<p>Carly Fiorina says environmentalists created California’s drought. Mike Huckabee’s urging would-be recruits to boycott the military until President Barack Obama leaves office. Ben Carson compared gay marriage to …

Pope Francis uses 'genocide' to refer to mass killings of Armenians by Turks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis risked Turkish anger on Sunday by using the word "genocide" to refer to the mass killings of Armenians a century ago under the Ottoman Empire.<p>"In the past century, our human family has lived through three massive and unprecedented tragedies," the Pope said at a Mass at St. …

Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.<p>Obama will travel to Kenya in July for bilateral meetings and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference that connects …

Dazzling Ocean Stones Meticulously Covered in Colorful Tiny Dots

Through her vibrant artwork, Canada-based creative Elspeth McLean aims to connect people to their inner child. One way she does this is through small ocean stones that were found on beaches in New Zealand. They are painted in beautiful, bright colors that feature a series of dots decoratively …

Best Dressed From iHeartRadio, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Red Carpets

My, but this weekend was <i>busy</i>! Between the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, the iHeartRadio Awards, and Black Girls Rock, there must have been miles of red carpet rolled out. Before we get any further into Monday, let's take a look at the very best outfits.<p>Jessica Chastain often picks simple, solid …

Here's Why These Parents Say Their Child Had a Full Life Despite Only Living 6 Days

Despite the tragedy of losing her infant son, Sarah Ross has seen all the good his organ donations have done.<p>Sarah Gray was given terrible news at the start of her pregnancy: One of the twins she was carrying would die in childbirth. But, despite only living six days, she says her son Thomas Gray …

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Splurge or Save: 10 Living Room Essentials for Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting (hello, housewarming soiree!), but it also comes with its fair share of planning, budgeting and to-do lists. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in your new space for at least two months before making any major purchases. Once you have a feel for your …

Home Decorating

Palm Sunday celebrated worldwide – in pictures

Feast marks the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and ushers in Holy Week ceremonies among Christians across the globe

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How to take photos in the dark

This may not be the most educational photo tip I’ll do this year, but I’ll be proud of myself if I come up with anything more fun. It’s one part …

Large-Scale Pavilion Made of Books Offers Free Reading Material to All

This airy pavilion celebrates the power of the printed word by using books as its building blocks. Set to debut at Berkeley's first Bay Area Book Festival in June, <i>Lacuna</i> is both a large-scale public art installation and a “library” of free books that visitors can take home and keep. Renderings of …

Kanye Went Nuts on Kim's Trainer Over Kim's Weight-Loss Goals

Kim recalled the outburst in this week's Keeping Up With the Kardashians.<p>There are episodes of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> that are packed with drama and action, others that are silly and center around things like how often Kourtney has to pee when she's pregnant, and still others like last …

Bangladeshi blogger stabbed to death; second such attack in a month

A blogger was stabbed to death in Dhaka early Monday, a month after a similar attack killed a Bangladeshi American blogger visiting his homeland.<p>Washiqur Rahman Babu was attacked by three men, two of whom were arrested a short time later, police said.<p>Humayun Kabir, an assistant sub-inspector with …

The Last Men - Photographs and text by Camille M. | LensCulture

<i>Camille M. is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is her winning entry and her artist’s statement. View her profile to learn more about her and to see more of her great work.</i><p>These …

Hobbiton Movie Set is a Real Life Version of Middle-Earth You Can Visit

Though <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> trilogies are over, that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating the franchise. And for die-hard fans, there's always Hobbiton to visit. The former movie set is located in Matamata, a small agricultural town in the Waikato region of New Zealand.<p>Since …

Busted! 7 Myths About High Dynamic Range Photography

High Dynamic Range photography gets a lot of hate on the internet, particularly from other photographers. In this article, we're going to bust the …

Missing Minnesota college student entered river after leaving bar, police say

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities student who disappeared Friday after a night out at a popular student bar was seen on surveillance video jumping or falling into the Mississippi River blocks away, police revealed Monday.<p>Jennifer Houle, 22, vanished after leaving the Blarney Bar in …

Australian official 'accidentally' reveals details of Barack Obama and other world leaders

Australian officials admit to security breach in which passport details of all leaders attending the G20 summit were sent to organisers of an unrelated football tournament<p><b>Australian</b> officials accidentally passed on personal details of world leaders including <b>US</b> President <b>Barack Obama</b>, Russia’s</b> …

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3 Would-Be Brides on Why They Bailed on Their Weddings

Lack of sex, crazy in-laws, and more deal breakers according to the women who did the deal breaking.<p>Grace* knew she had to call off her wedding when she called her fiancé from a hospital room in Greece and the first thing he said to her was, "I can't talk to you right now." Grace, now 31, had …

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Students Build Tortoise a New 3D Printed Shell to Protect Her from Harm

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise was a victim of poor nutrition. When she was rescued by Colorado group Canyon Critters, handlers saw that her shell had developed dramatic peaks, which weaken her structure and leave her susceptible to injury from other tortoises. That's when a team of design students …