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Bono's Plane Door Falls Off Mid-Air: U2 Frontman 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Private Jet Incident

Bono is reportedly “lucky to be alive” after a door fell off his private jet lane while he was in mid-air on Wednesday.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><p>Bono FINALLY Explains …

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or …

A Secret Code in Google Translate?

A glitch in translating Latin placeholder text is sparking conspiracy theories.<p>Earlier this week security reporter Brian Krebs pointed out an odd glitch in Google Translate. It had to do with the service’s treatment of “Lorem Ipsum” placeholder text—the string of Latin words that people use to …

Ex-wife challenges Nelson Mandela's will, demands homestead

The late South African leader<p>Nelson Mandelasaid in his will that he wanted his home in rural Qunu to be used to forever unite his family. But his kinsmen, who fought bitterly over his burial place and went to court over the bones of his children, aren’t easily united.<p>His former wife, Winnie …

South Africa

How to identify a narcissist with one simple question

Researchers have discovered the quickest way to tell if someone is a narcissist: Simply ask them.<p>A new study describes a single question that appears to be nearly as accurate at identifying narcissists than a commonly used narcissist diagnostic test 40 items long.<p>And that single question is this: …

Psychology

New leaker disclosing U.S. secrets, government concludes

The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.<p>Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that formed the basis of a …

How to Roast Chicken When You Don't Want to Turn on the Oven

Hint: You can do it outside.<p><i>These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (which has 120 to 150 calories for a 5-ounce glass)—all for 600</i> …

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

Stem cell scientist found dead in wake of research paper scandal

Yoshiki Sasai co-wrote papers on stem cells that were published in journal Nature but later withdrawn amid claims of fakery<p>A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has been found dead in an apparent suicide.<p>Yoshiki Sasai had supervised and co-authored stem cell research …

Terrifying Ebola 'facts' for enhanced scaremongering

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in recorded history, but it has also led to an outbreak of media scaremongering that really isn’t helping. So to pre-empt further hysteria, here are some terrifying-but-unlikely ‘facts’ about Ebola that may be gracing the front pages soon<p>Ebola …

Museum rediscovers 6,500-year-old human skeleton in storage

Remains were originally excavated from southern Iraq around 1930, and were stored in a box with no identifying documents<p>An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find in its own storage rooms: a 6,500-year-old human skeleton.<p>The Penn Museum, part of the University of …

Birthday Suits

For 40 years, Lucy Hilmer has photographed herself on her birthday wearing nothing but her white lolly pop underpants, shoes and socks. She made her first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974. Without fail, she has faced her camera every year since then, on April 22nd, to create …

Death Valley

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

US military ramps up airstrikes in Iraq, weighs additional troops after execution video

U.S. fighter jets and drones stepped up attacks on Islamic State targets in Iraq and the Obama administration was weighing sending more boots on the ground -- even as the group released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley.<p>Though the militants who executed Foley …

Dreamlike Images of Solitary Figures Posing Against Dramatic Landscapes

For Kasia Derwinska, her photography is her way of expressing her innermost thoughts of the world. Through her work she communicates her own …

Neanderthals walked among us – study

Species now thought to have held out alongside modern humans in Europe for thousands of years but extent of mixing is unclear<p>Modern humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new …

Chinese cult murder trial opens in Shandong

<b>The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant has opened in the city of Yantai in Shandong province.</b><p>The woman, 37-year-old Wu Shuoyan, is alleged to have been killed last May simply for refusing to hand over her phone number to cult members.<p>The …

Richard Dawkins: 'immoral' not to abort if foetus has Down's syndrome

Scientist says a mother has a responsibility to ‘abort it and try again’ if she knows her baby would have the disorder<p>The scientist Richard Dawkins has become embroiled in another Twitter row, claiming it would be “immoral” to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down’s …

Police release video of Kajieme Powell shooting in St Louis

Authorities release recordings of death that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killing<p>Police should shoot to kill or not at all, experts say<p>Police in St Louis, Missouri have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old …

Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Michael Brown case - CNN.com

<i>Have you documented the protests in Ferguson? Share your photos, videos and opinions with CNN iReport. For local coverage of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath, go to CNN affiliates KMOV, KSDK, KTVI and KPLR.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- Two months.<p>It looks like it might be …

Grand jury starts on Michael Brown case: What you need to know

A grand jury in St. Louis County began hearing evidence Wednesday in the death of<p>Michael Brown, who was shot Aug. 9 by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Here are some questions and answers about how the grand jury works and what to expect.<p><b>What will the grand jury do?</b><p>Grand juries decide "whether a …

Justice

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death …

Official: U.S. attempt to rescue James Foley, others in Syria failed

U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, a U.S. official told CNN.<p>Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from units like Delta Force and Navy SEAL Team 6 flew in aboard helicopters …

Ebola patient to receive last serum dose - CNN Video

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Killer Sperm Violently Prevents Worms From Interbreeding

When different species of worms mate, it doesn't end well.<p>Every so often, animals looking for love will color outside the lines, taking a mate that doesn’t exactly share their own genetic code. Such inter-species pairings can produce some pretty cool animal hybrids, like the popular liger or the …