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Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.<p>With fear and uncertainty spreading as quickly as the virus itself, CNN Health wanted to address some of your pressing questions on the topic.<p>To stay informed on the …

Public Health

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika a 'concern'

A sexually transmitted case of the threatening Zika virus in Texas is cause for concern and requires further investigation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions under which, and how often or likely sexual transmission is," …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

CNN

The moment an adopted boy born without a hand learned he was not alone

When their international adoption journey led them to Kazakhstan, Doug and Lesley Facey were presented with a photo of a boy named Kirill, who was born without a right hand.<p>The Newfoundland, Canada, couple immediately realized they had a unique advantage their family could offer Kirill — Doug’s …

A battle is on for Area 51 in Nevada, but not the kind you might think

<b>Rachel, Nevada (CNN) —</b> For decades the public has tried to find out what's buried at Area 51, the military facility that housed America's top Cold War secrets.<p>For Joe Sheahan, it's his father -- buried on a plot of land three miles from where the U-2 spy plane was perfected, according to CIA …

CNN

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Anthropology

Ebola - It's Far, Far Worse Than You Thought

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.<p>The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the …

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they …

Clean Air Act

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

An Oral History of Burning Man, the Biggest, Weirdest, Most Clothing-Optional Desert Carnival on the Planet | Events

<i>"This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words. And indeed in thought." —T.E. Lawrence,</i> The Seven Pillars of Wisdom<p>It took some convincing to get me to Burning Man, even though—or because—friends couldn’t shut up about it. Their pictures were intriguing, sure, but the camp back then …

Festivals

What Kurt Cobain teaches us about the American way of failure

A small logging town in Washington state unveiled a statue of its most famous son last month, 20 years after his death. The ceremony took place at …

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain Tributes: Living in Nirvana

Friends, loved ones, bandmates, young admirers, Seattle colleagues and more honor Kurt's life and legacy<p>15<p>In many ways, Nirvana were the sum of …

Kurt Cobain