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10 Weekend Trips To Take This Spring

The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and spring is the perfect time to take a quick weekend getaway. Whether you’re …

Cherry Blossom

San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik Didn't Stand Out Back in Pakistan

MULTAN/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Family members and former classmates back in Pakistan told NBC News Sunday that Tashfeen Malik — the woman who with her husband gunned down 14 people at a California office party — was "innocent" and a "girl next door" when she was here.<p>Others who crossed paths with her …

UK air strikes against Isil in Syria will fuel the rise of terror, says Bashar al-Assad

Europe is the incubator of terror and not Syria, the president says in Damascus, as he claims the West is to blame for thousands of dead Syrians<p>The UK's bombing campaign against Isil fighters in Syria is "illegal" and will only cause the “cancer” of terrorism" to spread, Bashar al-Assad has said in …

Church members indicted in teens' beatings and death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight members of the mysterious Word of Life Church were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on 13 counts ranging from murder to kidnapping for their alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old and the beating of his younger brother during a 14-hour "counseling session."<p>Seven of the …

Paris Attacks’ Alleged Ringleader, Now Dead, Had Slipped Into Europe Unchecked

Abaaoud’s ability to re-enter Europe raises concerns about vulnerable borders<p>PARIS—The suspected architect of the Paris attacks who was killed in a hail of bullets here Wednesday had traveled through Greece recently, authorities said, raising fresh concerns about Europe’s ability to protect its …

Paris Attacks

Paris terror attack: Everything we know on Saturday afternoon

With one suspected terrorist still on the loose, we recount everything we have learned about the ordeal so far<p>What happened in Paris?<p>There were <b>seven coordinated terror attacks in Paris</b> carried out by militants, killing at least 130 people.<p>The first attacks were launched virtually simultaneously, …

Terrorism

'Jihadi John' Airstrike 'Incinerated' Two People: U.S. Official

Two people were "incinerated" in the U.S. airstrike targeting an ISIS terrorist known as "Jihadi John," and a military spokesman said Friday officials are "reasonably certain" he was one of them.<p>"It will take time to definitively declare whether we had success," Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for the …

No alien radio signals detected in space anomaly, SETI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star system that has been a source of speculation about extraterrestrial intelligence has offered only radio silence.<p>The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) has been monitoring an unusual light pattern in a star system for more than two weeks.<p>The system, KIC 8462852, …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for the elderly to flipping burgers, according to a new study.<p>Robot doctors and lawyers? It’s a change …

Artificial Intelligence

New emails show breadth of Hillary Clinton's network

Hollywood filmstars, world leaders and pop singers all had her private email address - even if senior Washington figures did not<p>The latest tranche of Hillary Clinton's emails to be published displays the extraordinary range of celebrities and world leaders - from Lady Gaga to Aung San Suu Kyi - …

Government

World Health Organization to planet: We’re pretty sure most of you have the herpes virus

Fresh off its buzzkilling revelation earlier this week that you might get cancer from bacon and burgers, the World Health Organization is back with a fun bit of news: you probably have the herpes virus, too.<p>Two thirds-of the world’s population under the age of 50—3.7 billion people—are infected …

Pacific nation creates marine reserve the size of California

The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau has announced plans to create one of the world’s largest marine reserves, becoming the latest country to bolster protection of its ocean resources from threats like illegal fishing.<p>Often cited as an “underwater wonder of the world,” the ocean that surrounds …

Say Hello to the First New U.S. Nuclear Plant in Almost 20 Years

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 reactor just got approval to operate. What does this mean for the future of American nuclear energy?<p>Remember the last time a new nuclear power plant opened up in the U.S.? If not, that’s excusable. It wasn’t in this century. It was Watts Bar in …

11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Government

23 Blackberry Recipes to Convince You It's the King of Berries

All of our best recipes that feature show-stopping blackberries.<p><b>These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts</b>, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They're also a "superfood" packed with nutrients. Despite their …

Ice Cream

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Alcohol

Associated Press News

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building.<p>The "chemical hearth," which dates back to the …

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Thousand-year rains underway in Carolinas, potentially leading to deadly flooding

<i>UPDATED October 4 at 10:50 a.m. ET</i>: Epic rainfall amounts have been recorded across South Carolina, with flooding spreading into Georgia, eastern …

Weather

Vatican: Pope's visit with Davis not a form of support

The revelations, doled out during the course of the day, put a new twist on Pope Francis' encounter with Davis after she and her lawyers insisted that her invitation to meet the pope on Sept. 24 amounted to an affirmation of her cause.<p>The Davis case has sharply divided the United States, and news …