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The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

The strange robots of the US military<p>Seriously, though. Atlas falls a lot

Robotics

Trump’s administration isn’t very diverse. Photo ops make it glaringly obvious.

In his first two weeks, President Trump has sought to project the image of a new leader moving quickly to enact his agenda.<p>He has surrounded himself in photo ops with his most trusted senior aides as he signs a flurry of executive orders, visits government agencies and calls world leaders from the …

Donald Trump

Why History Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes.<p>Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes.<p>But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it's impossible to …

Israel

First on CNN: Review of 28 classified pages in 9/11 report in final stages

<b>(CNN) —</b> The review process surrounding the decision to release 28 classified pages from a joint congressional report that focus on alleged Saudi Arabian involvement in the September 11 attacks is in its final stages, former Sen. Bob Graham told CNN on Wednesday.<p>Graham, the co-chairman of the 2002 …

James Clapper

Alberta wildfire out of control: 1,370 square miles torched, and counting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mammoth inferno devastating northern Alberta has now destroyed more than 877,000 acres -- more than four times the size of New York City.<p>Well over 1,700 firefighters are trying to get a grip on the blaze, which started May 1 near Fort McMurray.<p>But as of Wednesday, the fire is still 0% …

Natural Disasters

A model who uses social media for good explains what the viral 19-year-old got wrong about the internet

Jessica Grossman is one of the many social media personalities hitting back at Essena O'Neill, the 19-year-old Instagram model who went viral after quitting social media and pronouncing it "fake."<p>Grossman — a Toronto-based digital marketer, actress, and model — runs a website called Uncover Ostomy. …

Viral

A Huge Gash Just Appeared On the Sun

A rather massive coronal hole was recently spotted on the Sun by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The region—the size of 50 Earths—is spewing …

The Cough Suppressant

4 servings (makes about 8 cups)<p>Be careful not to boil the tea. It will give you a cleaner flavor and be more nutrient-rich.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch oregano<p>1 bunch thyme<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled, grated<p>1 1” piece turmeric, peeled, grated<p>½ teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 small garlic clove, grated<p>¼ cup …

Almond Milk

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement