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5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

World's tallest water slide finally open | CNN Travel

Why white zinfandel is cool again: 4 bottles to try now

You might think you know white zinfandel: pink, sweet, and often served—yes—on the rocks. Fans buy a whopping 10 million cases annually, but the wine has always had an image problem. Serious wine types rarely cop to drinking the stuff—too syrupy, too mass-market—but now, thanks to a crew of …

Grapes

6 Surprising Ways Chefs Eat Ice Cream

Here, six brilliant ways chefs eat ice cream.<p>Thanks to this week's Mad Genius Tips video you now know the fastest way to make ice cream at home. But …

Lenka Might Be The Black-And-White Photographer’s Dream App

Photo apps have evolved from adding filtering, to being social, to smashing up the two. Instagram grew like a weed based on this philosophy. EyeEm has grown by making your feed of friends’ photos look so good, you know you just have to take great photos as well (there’s some clever algorithms at …

Black hole trio holds promise for gravity wave hunt

The discovery of three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away could help astronomers in the …

Trio of supermassive black holes offers new tool for studying cosmos

Think four-leaf clovers and double rainbows are rare? Try wrapping your head around this: A galaxy with three supermassive black holes chasing each other at its core more than 4 billion light years from Earth.<p>In a paper published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, an international team of …

Driverless Cars: Optional by 2024, Mandatory by 2044

<b>Sixty years ago this month, Isaac Asimov</b> published a short story about a self-driving “automatobile” called Sally who had not only judgment but …

General Motors

Ancient long-necked 'sea monsters' rowed their way to prey

Predatory reptiles that trawled the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs used a rowing motion to scoop up prey, new track marks uncovered in China reveal.<p>The newly discovered tracks are from creatures called nothosaurs, the top predators of the seas during the Triassic period, which lasted from …

America's best small towns, according to Fodor's - CNN.com

Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours

The hunt for Earth-like planets is hampered by funding issues, but scientists still believe.<p>Residents of the Pacific Northwest sometimes refer to the region as “God’s Country,” not for the ceaseless rain that soaks the land from October until May, but for those few glorious summer months when the …

11 Condiments for Burgers

There are simple bun-and-patty burgers, the kind of burgers you squish down and eat in 3 bites -- and then there are burgers that you pile with as many things as possible. These are the burgers you eat with a beer and three napkins in your lap -- they're the ones that get so tall, so overfilled …

Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Burgers:<p>2 pounds ground beef<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon pepper<p>Cheese Options:<p>8 ounces blue cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes<br>• 8 ounces Pimiento Cheese …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Comics

Dr. Beach Names 4 Florida Beaches to Top 10 List

Let me start by saying <b>Dr. Steve Leatherman</b>, aka <b>Dr. Beach</b>, didn't get it entirely right this year in his list of top 10 beaches.<p>It is certainly right that the Sunshine State dominated, with four beaches on the list.<p>And, the details that the renowned beach expert noted, such as the powdery, super …

Visiting all U.S. 50 states: What counts as really going there? | CNN Travel

10 Luxury Hotels for Long Weekends

Get out of town! No, really. There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten. Think private pools, spa …