Michael Valenti

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The ultimate triumph: President Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, CNN projects, a historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of Washington's political establishment.<p>The billionaire real estate magnate and former reality star needed an almost perfect run …

Government

How the Chicago Cubs Made World Series History

This extraordinary Game 7 was for Judy Caldow, a retired teacher who sits in Section 309, Row 14, Seat 10 of the Wrigley Field bleachers. She has …

Baseball

The tumultuous 2016 campaign is in a sudden limbo

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The most dramatic and unpredictable presidential election in decades is suddenly slipping into a strange state of suspended animation.<p>Donald Trump and his team, facing widening deficits in the polls, insist the Republican nominee can still win. But he and his allies seem to be …

At third debate, Trump won’t commit to accepting election results if he loses

LAS VEGAS — A defiant Donald Trump used the high-profile setting of the final presidential debate here Wednesday night to amplify one of the most explosive charges of his candidacy: that if he loses the election, he might consider the results illegitimate because the process is rigged.<p>Questioned …

Government

Clinton puts Trump on defense at first debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton forced Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during a fiery debut presidential debate Monday -- a potentially pivotal moment in a tight election campaign.<p>Clinton, who has seen her dominance of …

Government

9 Life-Changing Habits That Will Make You a Better Person

Life is truly a gift, but even when you know this deep down, sometimes it can really get the better of you. Just when you think you’ve got it all …

Happiness

Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics: Pictures

Brazil

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

<b>The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.</b><p>Dutch scientists developed rewritable memory that stores information in the positions of individual chlorine atoms on a copper surface.<p>The …

New technique lets you fold flat metal or plastic into a 3D shape

A computational design tool created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology lets you fold a piece of metal or plastic into a “complex 3D shape” like a mask or even a shoe.<p>“We’re taking a flat piece of material and giving it the tendency, or even the desire, …

Carnegie Mellon University

Here's which SpaceX rocket will be reused 1st to make a monumental 2nd trip into space

In June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that we could see one of the retrieved Falcon 9 rockets be reused as early as September.<p>And now, after months of deliberation, the company has plucked one of its famed Falcon 9 rockets from the pack and is preparing it for a momentous second trip into …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Cleaning

Snapchat Is About to Get Less Raw — And Way More Addictive

Snapchat's new feature, Memories, brings big changes: It sacrifices some of Snapchat's killer "raw" element while enticing users to spend more time in the app.<p>You can still save snaps and Stories to your camera roll, but the tools inside Memories will give you a chance to edit your old stuff and …

Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream

Two environmentalists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, …

Portugal Has a 6,000 Year Old Telescope

The telescope was used by prehistoric people to predict the changing of the seasons.<p>Much of our culture has been shaped by what ancient humans thought about while looking at the night sky. Myths and legends, gods and demons, all are influenced by our ancestors' observations of the movements of the …

3 Ways To Listen To Your Inner Voice For A Happy And Successful Life

Have you ever woken up to a voice that came from nowhere?<p>It has happened to me many times. In fact, it has gotten to a point that when I do hear it, I know enough not to complain but rather listen when it wakes me up in the middle of the night. No, I'm not crazy. I'm a believer. That's right. I've …

Democrats end sit-in on House floor while promising to continue to press for gun votes

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday afternoon ended the dramatic protest they had staged on the House floor for more than 25 hours, while pledging to continue to find ways to pressure Republicans to hold votes on gun-control measures.<p>Tired of what they viewed as a publicity stunt by Democrats, …

Gun Control

Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like

This year, we’re seeing the end of a partisan realignment, and the beginning of a policy one — and U.S. politics is about to change big-time.<p><b>For political observers, 2016 feels like an earthquake</b> — a once-in-a-generation event that will remake American politics. The Republican party is fracturing …

Political Science

On the Road to Finding Other Earths

Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own "blue marble" of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than …

11 Simple Budgeting Rules That Work

The idea of establishing and following a budget may sound great, but actually doing it can be downright hard. Luckily, you don’t have to hire an …

Oklahoma Says Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped and the Other Worst Rape Laws in the U.S.

Bizarre loopholes and double standards in rape legislation aren’t just confined to Oklahoma.<p>On March 24, an Oklahoma appeals court unanimously ruled …

This app could be the answer to getting better toned abs

iStock Getting in better shape and looking more fit is a common goal for almost everyone, but it can be hard to achieve because of the time commitment and dedication required. So, some people look for ways to make that process a little bit easier.<p>And now there's one more option. In November 2015, …

8 Reasons You Should Sleep Naked

Like, aside from the fact that it makes middle-of-the-night sex way easier.<p>Sure, it feels sexier, but that doesn't even scratch the surface. Sleeping naked is legitimately good for your health — and, of course, it <i>is</i> sexier. Here are all the reasons you should strip down before settling in to the …