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You Should Always Know The Kind Of Plane You're On, And Here's Why

(Photo: Shutterstock/hxdyl)<p>Always know your plane. The type of aircraft on which you're flying can have a big effect on the quality of your trip.<p>The most important time to "get to know your plane" is when you're selecting a flight and buying a ticket. Most airlines, OTAs, and search engines show …

Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 years ago -- give or take 20,000 -- a guy fell into a well. Last month he made science history.<p>The Altamura Man became the oldest Neanderthal to have his DNA extracted by researchers. It took them more than 20 years to get around to doing it.<p>Scientists in southern Italy have …

Extracted

Republicans: The Cocaine Monkeys of Defense Spending

They talk nice about cuts, but Republicans won’t say no to the Pentagon, and in the end, they’ll cut a deal that ups domestic spending …

Military Spending

This image shows an Einstein Ring

The ring is caused by a near-perfect alignment of two galaxies with respect to Earth. One galaxy is ‘lensing’ the other galaxy’s light.<p>According to …

Universe

What Happens to You if You Give Yourself a Tapeworm to Lose Weight?

Khloe Kardashian said on television that she was thinking about using a parasite to lose weight, but like a lot of things that get said on reality TV, that's a terrible idea.<p>On a recent episode of her family's TV show, Khloe Kardashian publicly admitted to wanting to put a tapeworm inside herself. …

Weight Loss

Someone Created a Hilarious Fake Website for the Pizza Place in Indiana That Won't Cater Gay Weddings

Walkerton 's Memories Pizza became internet famous in the worst today when the owners announced that they would be taking advantage of a new Indiana law by refusing to provide their services to gay weddings.<p>As you've probably heard, on March 26 the governor of Indiana signed the Religious Freedom …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

Renewable Energy

Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America

‘Civil rights’ figures decided long ago that the only fair outcome would be indictment. But that was driven by ideology, not facts.<p>The day of …

Dog booked on Delta flight goes missing

Frank Ramano is upset about an airline misplacing some very precious cargo on a recent flight: his dog, Ty.<p>A week later, Ty is still missing.<p>"I have no clue how they could just lose a pet like that," Ramano told CNN affiliate WTSP in Tampa, Florida.<p>Ramano said he booked Ty on the October 31 Delta …

For America’s poor, it’s clear a two-party system is no longer enough

The midterms have only confirmed what many believe: in this system, not voting is almost akin to conscientious objection<p>If the midterm elections in America were a movie, they’d be a psychological horror fetish flick. A hogtied electorate is approached by two parties, each promising freedom if only …

Pinning US Title On Rusev Is One Of WWE's Smartest Moves In Recent Memory

Link to Media<p>Let's be honest, when it comes to the talent, WWE Creative have a healthy habit of messing up on more than a couple of occasions.<p>2014 has given us a few prime examples—Cesaro's supposed push that never occurred being perhaps the biggest one of all.<p>However, when it comes to examining …

Russia

Man Beats Impossible Odds Twice, Accidentally Doubles Down On Lottery Winnings

This man got more than just one stroke of luck.<p>Kenneth Stokes, from Norwood, Massachusetts, was understandably <i>stoked</i> when he received a phone call from the Massachusetts Lottery last week, informing him that he's won the "Lucky for Life" drawing. It wasn't until he'd hung up the phone that Stokes …

US nurse sues after being forced into quarantine as she returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone

Kaci Hickox accused New York and New Jersey officials of criminalising those risking their lives to fight virus in Africa<p>A US nurse who says she was treated like a "criminal" after returning from caring for Ebola victims in West Africa has hired a top human rights lawyer to challenge her enforced …

Mentally Ill Man Sexually Assaults ‘Aggressive’ Pit Bull

Alice Woodruff rescued Layla, whom Woodruff describes as “an aggressive” pit bull that has to be kept on an 800-pound tow chain, twice. She first …

Crime

Report: Army used alcohol-fueled party, cheerleaders to woo recruits

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Saturday that documents show Army wooed recruits with an alcohol-fueled bowling alley party and dates with …

Women's Sports

How to Make a Living in the Death Industry

Mortician and writer Caitlin Doughty discusses working with dead bodies, her dream funeral, and how cremation got so popular.<p>Caitlin Doughty isn’t an ordinary mortician. In 2006, Doughty was fresh out of college when her fascination with death took her to a job at a crematory where she drove a van, …

Anxiety and sleeping pills 'linked to dementia'

<b>Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's, research suggests.</b><p>A study of older Canadian adults found that past benzodiazepine use for three months or more was linked to an increased risk (up to 51%) of dementia.<p>NHS guidelines say the drugs should be used for …

Dementia

10 years later: GamesBeat's most memorable games of 2004

In 2004, the idea of a video game console as an all-in-one multimedia machine was that it played CDs and DVDs. Online play and downloadable content were mostly for PC players. Many games didn’t even have widescreen support. But those modern conveniences don’t matter when you consider the quality we …

Snowden reports NSA employees intercept, share private nude photos

Edward Snowden is currently holed up in Russia, but the <i>Guardian</i> recently paid him a visit, and today published an interview today in which the former government contractor discussed numerous privacy violations, including the "routine enough" practice of intercepting nude photos shared privately …

Germans worthy world champions as generation comes of age

Germany won its fourth World Cup as Mario Gotze's strike in extra time sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final at the Maracana on Sunday.<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — Immortality. Not for Lionel Messi but for a group of Germany players who have conquered the world.<p>For Mario Gotze - the second-half …

Associated Press News

Antibacterial chemicals need to be banned in consumer products, new study says

A new report from the Canadian Environmental Law Association wants two antibacterial chemicals to be banned completely from the market. Triclosan and …

Sex worker trade booming in Silicon Valley

<i>Correction and clarification: A previous version of this story had the wrong name for Preferred411.com.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — For years, sex workers have been the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that no one talks about.<p>But with money flowing from the technology industry, the sex trade is booming.<p>"I …

German agent arrested for spying for US

If the allegations are substantiated the arrest of the 31-year-old man marks the 'biggest scandal involving a German—American double agent since the war'<p>A suspected double agent has been arrested in Germany accused of spying for the United States, raising fears of a serious rift between the two …

Why College Students Need a Class in Dating

As they polish their resumes and rack up extracurriculars, today's young people have forgotten how to love, some argue.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Usually when a group of middle-aged people gather to kvetch about twenty-somethings, it's about how they're always texting, or they spend too much time on the social …

How Jurgen Klinsmann built the greatest team in U.S. soccer history

SAO PAULO – This is Jurgen Klinsmann’s team.<p>It’s the one aspect of the United States national team that has been clear since Klinsmann named his 23-man roster for the World Cup. Just six players from the 2010 U.S. roster remain. Replaced with a backbone of players who have only known Klinsmann as …

Cristiano Ronaldo's Room Broken into by Teenage Fan at 2014 World Cup Base

Link to Media<p>Cristiano Ronaldo found a 15-year-old boy had broken into his room at Portugal's World Cup base in Brasilia, Brazil, according to a report in Brazil.<p>Ronaldo is on his way home from the tournament after Portugal's elimination in the group stage.<p>But, as per <i>Globo Esporte</i> (Portuguese, h/t …

Soccer

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …