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Ancient 10 Commandments tablet sold for $850K - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>The earliest known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments sold for $850,000 -- and a stipulation the owner must put the tablet on public display.<p>Described as a "national treasure" of Israel, the stone was first uncovered in 1913 during excavations for a railroad …

Humans Are Still Evolving - But in Ways That Might Surprise You

We're changing what it means to be human.<p>It’s often said that through our innovations in science, agriculture, and medicine, humans have become …

Pence to take over Trump's transition effort from Christie

Christie's viability was thrown into question when two allies were convicted on charges related to the Bridgegate scandal.<p>President-elect Donald Trump has shaken up his transition team just days after winning the White House, announcing that he is replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with Vice …

Anti-Trump protesters march for 3rd night; Portland police call it a 'riot'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands protesting Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election took to the streets for a third night of demonstrations and vigils in several US cities.<p>An anti-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon, revved up as protesters confronted police Thursday night. What started out as a peaceful …

Justice

Apple fans have agreed to more than 100,000 words of legal contracts

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re an Apple fan. You’ve got a Mac, an iPhone, an Apple TV, and at least one Airport router. You even bought that overhyped watch. If you own those five devices, and use the software that Apple provides for each, then you’ve agreed at least 30 contracts, …

Why you can’t get that one song out of your head: The science of earworms

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. “Don't Stop Believin' ” by Journey. Katy Perry's “California Gurls.”<p>If you spend the rest of the day with the words “Just a small town girl/living in a lonely world” or “Ra ra ah-ah-ah/Ro ma …

Music

Clinton maintains narrow four-point edge, pushing past concerns about honesty

By Scott Clement and<p>Scott Clement<p>Polling director<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Emily Guskin<p>Emily Guskin<p>Polling analyst at The Washington Post specializing in public opinion about politics, elections and public policy.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Hillary Clinton has a narrow four-point edge over Donald Trump heading into the …

Voting

U.S. death sentences wane, even in Texas county with most executions

(In this Nov. 5 story, corrects number of prisoners executed to 126, not 116, in 5th paragraph.)<p>The death chamber and the steel bars of the viewing room are seen at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, U.S. on September 29, 2010. Courtesy Jenevieve Robbins/Texas Dept of Criminal …

Alphabet's unit discloses Snapchat investment

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) venture capital arm CapitalG, earlier known as Google Capital, disclosed an investment in Snapchat by adding the social networking firm’s logo to a page on its investment portfolio website.<p>A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New York …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be Infinite?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe began with the hot Big Bang. It’s been expanding and cooling ever since, up through and including the present day. From our point-of-view, we can observe it for some 46 billion light years in all directions, thanks to the speed of light and the expansion of …

Michelle Obama: The First Lady who proved loving fashion is no longer a feminist crime

Whatever the outcome of the US election on Tuesday, the next female occupant of the White House will present a starkly different interpretation of influence from Michelle Obama. Hillary Clinton’s competent pantsuits versus Melania Trump’s trophy contouring.<p>Is it bad to set this in the context of …

The Death of Thailand's King Is Turning the Country's Fashion Industry Black

Within the Thai economy, the fashion industry has been heavily affected by the country's mourning ritual of wearing black clothing to honor the late king. Demand for black threads is so high that brands are suffering while street vendors are cashing in.<p>Jaruporn Osathanont, a clothing store owner at …

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Iran commands 25,000 Shi'ite fighters in Syria: Israeli official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iran now commands a force of around 25,000 Shi’ite Muslim militants in Syria, mostly made up of recruits from Afghanistan and Pakistan, the former head of Israel’s domestic intelligence agency has told a visiting Swiss delegation.<p>Avi Dichter, chair of Israel’s foreign affairs …

Russia says resumption of Syria peace talks delayed indefinitely

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks.<p>A rebel fighter in Dahiyet al-Assad fires a shell towards regime-held Hamdaniyah neighbourhood, west Aleppo city, …

A Patient's Fart Ignited a Fire During Surgery

The patient was seriously burned, so you're not allowed to laugh.<p>Here's a horrifying story just in time for Halloween: In Tokyo, a patient farted during surgery, which ignited a fire that led to burns all over her body.<p>The incident happened back in April, but the Tokyo Medical University Hospital …

Mars' Newest Crater Could Be a Target for Science

Scientists and engineers had hoped Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander would just be running out of power about now, following a successful mission on …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …