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Let the Games Begin in PyeongChang: Pictures

Winter Olympics

It All Happened On the Mountain on Day 6 in PyeongChang: Pictures

Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Medal Tally for Each Country on Sunday

The United States and the rest of the world is playing catch-up to Norway in the race for the most medals at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.<p>As the Sunday competitions (based on United States' Eastern Time) concluded, Norway led the medal count with eight. It is a close battle, …

2018 Winter Olympics medal count: How U.S. is faring in Pyeongchang

2018 Winter Olympics medal count: How Team USA is faring in Pyeongchang<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>Shaun White's biggest fans share his heart condition<p>Shaun White's success at the 2018 Winter Olympics shows one community of kids and their parents that anything is possible. They're people living with Tetralogy …

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What Are the Biggest Olympic Events? It Depends on Where You Are

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — If you’re an American, you are likely to see the Winter Olympics through the lens of NBC: A healthy dose of figure skating, Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin, Chloe Kim.<p>But there are places where skating raises a yawn, and fans thrill to the anticipation of the Nordic …

There’s peace in the air at PyeongChang Olympics, but something doesn’t smell right

Jerry Brewer<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea — At the end of the Opening Ceremonies on Friday night, after more than two hours of kumbaya at its most elegant, the infamous PyeongChang wind pestered the fantasy-closing fireworks exhibition. A grand and hopeful night concluded with smoke and debris forcing you …

In wake of school shooting, U.S. figure skating pair compete with heavy hearts

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and her husband, Chris Knierim, knew an Olympic medal was beyond their reach Thursday, when the pairs free skate was contested.<p>But they had a greater purpose in mind, their hearts heavy with the tragedy they had learned of hours …

Mikaela Shiffrin won gold in the giant slalom at the Winter Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold medal in 2018 Winter Olympics giant slalom<p>Josh Peter | USA TODAY Sports<p>Mikaela Shiffrin still focuses on the fundamentals<p>Even at the heights of success, U.S. Ski Team member Mikaela Shiffrin says it always comes back to the fundamentals.<p>VPC<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea --The …

Mikaela Shiffrin golden in Olympic giant slalom

Gold: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) Silver: Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway) Bronze: Federica Brignone (Italy) PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — One Olympic gold …

Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Gold In Women's Giant Slalom

American Mikaela Shiffrin captured the gold medal in the women's giant slalom at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.<p>Shiffrin was in second place …

Winter Olympics

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Entertainment

15 Chinese Food Recipes That Taste Better Than Takeout

Ditch the kung pao with these easy recipes.<p>February 05, 2018<p>Sometimes I just want to sit in front of Netflix and eat boxes of takeout while I …

Food & Dining

These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we'll get in 2090

It’s easy to be apathetic about rising global temperatures, but difficult when you imagine your own future backyard.<p>There are lots of terrible things about climate change. Birds will go extinct. Bits of Florida will be swallowed up by the sea. Coffee will taste worse. But let’s be honest: we are a …

Climate Change

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western Canada could just provide the fix to stop the world tipping into runaway climate change and substitute dwindling supplies of …

Fossil Fuels

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo that contains rare wall paintings and is believed to belong to a high-ranking Egyptian priestess, government officials said on Saturday.<p>The tomb is thought to be that of a priestess named Hetpet, Mostafa Waziri, the secretary …

Archaeology

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

When people don't get enough sleep, certain brain cells literally slow down.<p>A study that recorded directly from neurons in the brains of 12 people found that sleep deprivation causes the bursts of electrical activity that brain cells use to communicate to become slower and weaker, a team reports …

The Brain

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Physics

U.S. Emergency Response Efforts in Puerto Rico Aren't Good Enough, U.N. Experts Say

More than a month after two back-to-back hurricanes devastated the impoverished U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, U.N. experts on Monday criticized …

How to Heat Up a HoneyBaked Ham Without Drying It Out

Salty-sweet and super easy to slice, HoneyBaked Hams are a holiday feast fixture for good reason. Like most hams, they're sold fully cooked, meaning that they're a much-lower-maintenance main than a whole turkey, crown roast, or leg of lamb.<p>That said, there are a few things to know if you're …

Recipes

How to watch this weekend’s incredible Orionid meteor shower

This weekend will be one of the best in 2017 for kicking back and watching the stars. The annual Orionid meteor shower is forecast to hit its peak in …

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are …

Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear IconX earbuds will be available for preorder starting tomorrow

They’ll be available nationwide October 27th<p>Samsung has announced that the Gear Sport and its second-generation Gear IconX earbuds (also known as Gear IconX 2018) will be available for preorder starting October 13th.<p>Priced at $299.99, the Gear Sport comes in blue and black and will be available …

Trump Takes to Twitter as Puerto Rico's Crisis Mounts

The president offered a fusillade of tweets—attacking critical press coverage and local officials pleading for help—as the response on the island continued to fall short of the need.<p>Grant the president this: Whatever shortcomings he might have as a national uniter, or soother of emotions, or …

Donald Trump

Puerto Ricans say US relief efforts failing them

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the …

Finally, Some Answers From Equifax to Your Data Breach Questions

In the last few days, several hundred of you have sent me questions or tweeted about the Equifax breach and its credit freeze process. I don’t blame you, given that you’ve melted their websites and phone banks since the company announced last week that up to 143 million people may have had their …

There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite diet could help delay aging

A growing body of research suggests that when we cut the amount of the food we would eat on a typical day by as much as a third or half, we enjoy benefits including more energy, less illness, and potentially longer lives.<p>Most of the comprehensive research on this strategy, called calorie …

10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce: Yes, It's Worth It!

Instructions<p>Measure all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl before you begin (flour, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, oregano, and …

10 reasons why we should move to Bordeaux right now

1. The town is absolutely gorgeous.<p>Mayor Alain Juppé, who ran unsuccessfully for President this year. has been a very popular force for the new …