One of the great autumn pastimes of the 1800s was nutting — where families, friends and farmers went around clubbing stately chestnut trees, or shinnying up 100-foot tall trunks to pound the branches.
(CNN) — After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?" If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy
If you've been living under a rock, Alton Brown came to town over the weekend and brought along a healthy appetite. The Food Network fixture ended the last leg of his Edible Inevitable Tour with a back-to-back
In fact, the small business scene here is bursting. So we rounded up 18 of the coolest places that have opened in the last few years, from a bakery with a happy hour to a boutique run entirely through
The hand-written document details the codebreaker's work on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science A key scientific document hand-written by Alan Turing has sold at auction for £700,000.
London (CNN) — The Hatton Garden heist, as it will surely come to be known, was every safe deposit box holder's nightmare, every movie director's dream. Thieves using heavy cutting equipment and rappelling
Remember the MOOC? Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's
Last week, I participated in a workshop on the science-religion dialogue during which I was asked: Are scientific and religious explanations philosophically incompatible? I've been thinking about the ever
At the University of Nottingham in Britain, researchers have rediscovered an ancient medicinal elixir that appears to fight a very modern scourge: a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection rampant in
Fusion: It's a blast! Last fall, Lockheed Martin divulged a new fusion reactor design--one it claimed could power homes and cars in a decade. The wildly optimistic claim is reminiscent of that old trope:
First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,501.6, -331.3, (-1.86%)• S&P 500: 2,020.6, -37.6, (-1.83%)• Nasdaq: 4,652.6, -74.2, (-1.57%) And now, the top stories on Monday: 1. As was the case for the last few months
This phone will self-destruct in 30 seconds We already have the Blackphone for the security-conscious consumer, but now aerospace giant Boeing is looking to create its own bespoke secret phone for people
Strong U.S. Growth Report Also Provides Boost European stock markets rose Tuesday, propelled by gains in U.S. equities Monday and bolstered by a strong U.S. growth report. The Stoxx Europe 600 index ended
A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered