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Dad Dresses Ailing Infant Son as Iron Man to 'Help Him Feel Brave'

Parents have been dressing their children in adorable Halloween costumes forever, but one family's quest to give their infant son the perfect outfit is making headlines for its heartwarming message.<p>A video of father Eric Hart constructing a miniature Iron Man suit for his son, Collier, has gone …

Jon Stewart on 'Rosewater,' Springsteen and 'Sexual Tension' With Bill O'Reilly

The 'Daily Show' host on directing his first film, Colbert and the right-wing TV machine<p>Jon Stewart has a week off from <i>The Daily Show,</i> but as he …

Comedy

Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved

A new paper outlines five steps required for a virus to ‘spill over’ from bats to humans. But don’t just blame the bats—deforestation and hunting are …

The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

Archaeologists In Turkey Say They've Discovered Dracula's Dungeon

Dracula might be a fictional character, but archaeologists believe they've found the haunts of Vlad the Impaler--the real-life figure who inspired Bram Stoker's vampire tale.<p>The researchers said this week they had uncovered a secret tunnel and two dungeons in Tokat Castle in northern Turkey, where …

The FCC Is Promising Big Payouts for Local TV Stations That Go Off the Air

On Wed­nes­day, the com­mis­sion began send­ing slick edu­ca­tion­al pack­ets, pre­pared by the in­vest­ment bank­ing firm Green­hill As­so­ci­ates, …

Is feminism's current moment all slogan and no change?

Like the cicada, which lies dormant for 13 or 17 years and then suddenly makes a cacophonous comeback, feminism is having a moment. It's announcing itself on magazine covers, dominating discussions on culture blogs and, in one case, making itself known in huge, lighted letters spelling "feminist" …

Feminism

Kimmel, Chastain to help Cinematheque honor Matthew McConaughey

Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon will help hail the McConaissance.<p>The three actresses are among the friends and colleagues set to fete Matthew McConaughey, the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque award, at the organization's annual benefit gala on Oct. 21.<p>Late-night …

Matthew McConaughey

Liam Neeson, John Slattery take 'Ted 2' roles

Liam Neesonis known for his very particular set of skills, and soon moviegoers will see if he's equipped to deal with a foul-mouthed teddy bear.<p>The Los Angeles Times has confirmed that the grizzled bad-guy slayer has joined the cast of "Ted 2," the sequel to the profane 2012 comedy about a grown …

Liam Neeson

Celebrities Flock to Celebrate Perez Hilton's 10 Year Anniversary

<i>Perez Hilton -- Courtesy of Faye Sadou</i><p>And they say relationships never last in Hollywood. Perez Hilton, known for stirring the celebrity pot, is proof there is longevity in La La land.<p>Perez Hilton celebrated 10 years of blogging in West Hollywood last weekend and was surrounded by an array of …

Perez Hilton

Apple Defends Against Allegations of Bending iPhone 6 Plus

Following days of silence, Apple is defending the new iPhone 6 Plus against allegations that it bends easily. The company told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …

American Matthew Miller starts North Korean prison sentence; photo released

The American held in North Korea, Matthew Miller, begins his six-year sentence of hard labor on Thursday.<p>A North Korean government official released a photo of Miller, taken on Wednesday. Dressed in a blue-gray prison garment with the number 107 and his head shaved, Miller is seen with his eyes …

NFL Player's Pep Talk With 4-Year-Old Daughter Before She Has Surgery Goes Viral

Devon Still, defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, has more important things on his mind than football. He posted a video on his Instagram …

Photographer Immerses His Film in Live Bacteria for Years to Create Unique Portraits

South Korea-based artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates some truly unusual portraits by unleashing little microbes and letting them eat away at his medium for …

Kim Kardashian tackled outside Balmain show in Paris

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

World's best coffee cities: London, Seattle and 6 more | CNN Travel

Expressive Digital Illustrations that Tell Surreal Stories

These surreal scenes by Christian Schloe feature bizarre moments that draw viewers out of a concrete reality and into a dreamy, fictional world. In his work, the digital artist creates expressive visual stories filled with soft color palettes, elegant birds and butterflies, soft flower petals, and …

Illustration

Photos: The “Lost Archive” of Norman Seeff, With Images of Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Carly Simon

Over the past 45 years, photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff has captured some of the world’s most recognizable faces—Ray Charles, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, and more—in their most unguarded moments. Though his images have graced some of the …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

Miley Cyrus 'Secretly' Growing Her Hair Long And Other Hollywood Follicle Illusions

Miley Cyrus is "secretly" growing her hair. Of course, that's "secret" because she announced it on national television, and also because actively growing hair is rarely visible to the naked eye. "I'm secretly tugging on it every night and taking Viviscal," she said on Fashion Police, "I'm not going …

Kristen Wiig's 'SNL' Costumes Were Ridiculous... But Her Style Is Actually Awesome

At one point or another, you've probably watched Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live and laughed so hard you cried. We've fallen in love with her popular sketch comedy characters, including the annoying Target Lady and delusional Mindy Gracin. The New York native has certainly made a career out of …

5-Minute DIY: Knotted Necklace

We love a good wooden bead necklace, and this version with leopard printed chiffon is right up our alley. We like it even more because it’s so quick to make!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Silk, Chiffon, or Sheer fabric or scarf<br>• Wood Round Beads ( 5/7/2013 )<br>• Bead Reamer or a stick would even</b> …

DIY

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

Scientists split over whether Nasa probe has finally left the solar system after 36 years<p>It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to …

Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works

Explaining the chemistry behind medical marijuana that got Sanjay Gupta and others to finally believe<p>Last week, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta grabbed headlines for coming out in support of the validity of the medical use of marijuana, something he had opposed in the past. What changed his mind? …

Mustache elicits Taliban death threats

Even being kidnapped and exiled by militants hasn’t scared Malik Afridi into shaving his impressive bristles<p>This may be the mustache that launched a thousand death threats, yet a Pakistani man, Malik Amir Mohammad Khan Afridi, is still refusing to shave the 30-inch soup strainer that recently got …

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

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