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The Best Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party

After Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the greatest food holiday of the year. Of course, the game is important, but the food is crucial. It’s the one day of the year when not only is it allowed, but it’s in fact encouraged, to consume all of the best gameday foods in existence. Sliders, cheesy dips, …

The World's Most Adorable Animals (And Where to Find Them)

Do you spend most of your work days gazing at cute animal clips on YouTube? (We won't tell your boss.) Why not tear yourself away from the computer and go see them in person? Read on to find out where you can visit the world's most adorable animals in the wild.<p><b>Arctic Foxes</b><p><i>(Photo: Wikimedia Commons</i> …

See Freaky, Fiery Photos From the 2015 Gathering of the Juggalos

15<p>By<p>Last weekend, the Insane Clown Posse threw the 16th Gathering of the Juggalos, their annual festival of explosive rap and rock performances, …

Music

The best ways to see Alaska's national parks

Alaska is a state of superlatives, so it's fitting that the state's eight national parks contain the nation's highest peak, the largest landmass, and some of the wildest and most remote wilderness areas in the world.<p>Next year marks the centennial of the national parks, so there's no better time to …

The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …

5 Simple Car Repairs Everybody Should Know

Watch these videos, and you'll be able to fix your ride yourself.<p>One of the great joys of car ownership is doing something on the vehicle yourself. Even if you're not a technical person, there are some very simple repairs or modifications that you can undertake yourself in the garage or driveway. …

High-speed Rail

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Dessert

How to learn 30 languages

Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?<p>Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, …

Language Learning

Baby Mosasaurs Were Born Out at Sea

If you want to find sea monsters, there’s hardly a better place to look than western Kansas. Not that you’re going to see any live ones slithering around. They’ve been dead for more than 66 million years. In rocks deposited by a warm, shallow sea that once washed over the middle of North America, …

Spica is a whirling double star

Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is a whirling double star. How to see it in your sky.<p>Spica looks like one star, but it is at …

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?

A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education<p>Over the past few years, there seems to have been an insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into …

Pedagogy

A look back at 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

The release of Windows 3.0. The first season of <i>The Simpsons</i>. "Vogue."<p>It was a much different time when the Hubble Space Telescope took off aboard the space shuttle Discovery on this day in 1990. But much like how we've ditched our Umbros for Under Armour and traded our slap bracelets for Apple …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

April 2015

Diversity

Apparently This Matters: Amputated leg lamp - CNN.com

Leo Bonten sits in the glow of his new lamp ... made with his own amputated leg.<p><i>Editor's note: Each week in "Apparently This Matters," CNN's Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It took a lot of effort …