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The Next U.S. Total Eclipse Is in 2024. Here's Where to See It

It's good news for Texas and New England.<p>Did you watch the NASA live stream from Monday’s total solar eclipse and just wish you had made the trek to …

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Fast food still includes an ingredient with no purpose and plenty of negatives

In the U.S., McDonald's fries have a whopping 19 ingredients—including sodium acid pyrophosphate, which keeps the fries' color from getting dull. This is strange since you'd think that all we really expect of French fries is for them to at least vaguely mimic the color of a potato.<p>Then there's …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, and pulling their belongings behind them on little wheels. Arriving as couples, families, groups of friends, they spent money in the village shop and ate at its few restaurants. Feathers were occasionally ruffled when an …

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How Isis hijacked pop culture, from Hollywood to video games

Media jihad: why Isis's leaders bow to its propagandists<p>Read more<p>A recent, wearyingly grim clip from Islamic State shows six armed children sweeping a castle in search of bound hostages. One by one, they enter the ruin, their movement tracked by multiple cameras. When, at last, each boy finds a …

Call of Duty

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Bretagne, The Last Living 9/11 Service Dog, Gets A 16th Birthday Celebration

Get ready to feel reeeeeally sentimental, especially if you love dogs. This Friday marks 14 years since the 9/11 attacks, where so many people were killed and so many first responders put their own lives at risk in order to save others. Some of those responders were not human, but canine — over 300 …

'Solar Sneezes' May Trigger Auroras Around Venus

European spacecraft Venus Express catches glimpse of lights while using Venusian atmosphere to brake its orbital speed.<p>TUCSON—Green-tinted northern lights may bloom even on Venus, astronomers said on Tuesday, reporting the first hints of auroras unleashed deep within the atmosphere of the …

Build your own 3DS XL, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One bundles sales today only at Walmart

Walmart just snuck out an early sale this morning featuring a pretty decent selection of console bundles and discounted PS4 and Xbox One games.<p>You can find the one-day sale here, but I've pulled out the gaming stuff below.<p>Build your own PS4 bundle, includes camera, one console, one game, one …

7 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Great for the Holidays --> http://on.apttherapy.com/wjC04o 'Tis the season to dim the lights, put on some soft music and, if you're so inclined, prepare one of these lovely and fragrant little recipes to fill your home with great memories.

Small Space DIY: Tiny Trees for a Winter Window Box

Sometimes I think it’s really the hot cider I like most at Christmas tree farms. But there’s also a chance of thin gingerbread cookies offered from …

Christmas Trees

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

India mass sterilisation: ‘my wife died in tremendous pain’

Thirteen women who died in a mass sterilisation campaign in India spent their last hours in “tremendous pain”, relatives have said.<p>About 80 women attended the free government-run camp in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday where they underwent laparoscopic tubectomies, usually a …

Pictures of the Week 8.7.14

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She was telling the woman that she wanted a child who the agency had classified as unadoptable. So on Valentine’s Day, John Young, just 14 days old but already labeled, entered Bernice’s life and never left it. “It was a long time before I accepted that he was a dwarf,” she says. “I couldn’t see …

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Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

Abraham game makers believe they are in a fight with Satan

"I need to be clear on this point: Are you telling me that Satan is literally working to confound your plans to release this game? You're saying that the actual Devil is scheming against you?"<p>I'm sitting in a nondescript office in an unremarkable neighborhood in Bakersfield, CA, interviewing three …

This kitchen goes from dark and dated to light and sophisticated! This is the before picture, click here to see the after: http://thekitc.hn/1geVORN

This Dad Makes Awesome CGI Videos Of His Son

Normally, videos of somebody's kid are boring. But when the dad works with Pixar? Way less boring.<p>Daniel Hashimoto appears to be a pretty cool dad. The After Effects artist for DreamWorks Studios does his magic on videos of his 3-year-old son, transforming the little guy into a superhero capable of …

Seeing Cells As They’re Meant To Be Seen: In 3-D

Here's the big picture<p>Cells live in a three-dimensional world, but until recently, scientists using fluorescence microscopes could see them well in only two dimensions. With advances in confocal microscopes, which use pinhole apertures to focus light on several planes, scientists can now view …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

National science photography competition – in pictures

Winners in the 2014 national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Climate change effects already seen on all continents, all oceans

An IPCC report, issued today, says that climate change has already affected agriculture, human health, water supplies, and people’s livelihoods, from …

16 things you didn’t know about Amish people

My mom grew up Amish in Pennsylvania before her dad decided to leave his community (more on that later), getting shunned in the process. Given the …

5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

<i>This vs That hosts, Brad Sherwood, Chris Tallman and Mark DeCarlo. Click here to see our series premiere, free.</i><p>What is the funniest thing ever uttered on an airplane? For my money it's this... Pilot (over PA): "Would the passenger in row 14 aisle seat please stop fiddling with your nut bag." Okay. …