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Record number of rhinos slaughtered last year in Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> Poachers slaughtered a record number of rhinos last year in Africa as demand for their horns skyrockets in Asia.<p>At least 1,338 rhinos were killed last year, the largest number since the poaching crisis intensified nearly a decade ago, according to data compiled by an international group.<p>The …

Extinction

Scientists may have found a way to destroy the bedbug

Scientists have for the first time sequenced the genome of New York City bed bugs, a project that could one day offer a way to contain one of the …

Eubanks and Edwards, a Rose Parade tradition we hate to see go

A half-hour into the 127th Rose Parade, KTLA co-host and New Year's Day icon Bob Eubanks was waxing rhapsodic about the American saddle horse.<p>Used to draw a Yellowstone tour bus that Scripps Miramar Ranch had sent to the parade to honor the first national park, these horses are, apparently, born …

Five things you thought you knew about absinthe

Does absinthe contain any drugs? Will you start hallucinating green fairies after a couple of sips? The myths and misinformation surrounding this potent herbal concoction are many. But which ones hold any merit?<p>We consulted T.A. Breaux, a Birmingham, Ala.-based distiller who reverse-engineers the …

Absinthe

Sanders talks guns and oil in southeast Iowa

Sick of El Niño? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Warns NASA

The El Niño currently wreaking havoc around the world is forecast to only worsen in 2016 — and NASA experts fear it could get as bad as the most destructive El Niño ever.<p>A new satellite image of the weather system "bears a striking resemblance to one from December 1997" — the worst El Niño on …

Sun Blasts Flare at Earth: New Year's Eve Storm?

You can say what you like about our nearest star, but as this latest solar eruption proves, it certainly has impeccable timing.<p>On Monday (Dec. 28), a …

Texas Man On FaceTime With Wife When She Was Pulled Into A Tornado

“The image just became black.”<p>Dr. Seuss once famously said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”<p>Due to the nine tornados that thrashed through north Texas on Saturday, one devastated man in Garland, Texas, is learning the meaning of this statement in the …

RIP: Remembering the stars who died in 2015

<b>In 2015, the world mourned legends of screen, stage, literature and music, including BB King, Sir Christopher Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Cilla Black, Sir Terry Pratchett and Anne Kirkbride.</b><p>Here we pay tribute to some of those famous faces who have left us in the last 12 months.<p><b>January</b> was marked by the …

"The Beast": la critique

Aussi glauque que "Se7en", "The Beast" vous fera côtoyer la bête immonde le temps d'un film.<p>Hanté par la disparition de son petit frère, enlevé …

We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity<p>The United States has just concluded a five-year observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. As in the past, most new books about the period have focused principally on matters …

Hulu's CEO explains why TV networks should sell shows to him and not Netflix

But what does that mean?<p>The first element Hopkins pointed to was Hulu's "promotion" of the original networks, especially when current episodes of the show are still being aired. This probably means things like leaving the original network's logo on the show, which seems to be Hulu's policy.<p>Netflix, …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Costa Rica

Anonymous Declares Cyber War on ISIS. Why It Matters

After claiming responsibility for the Paris terrorist attacks last week, ISIS has a new foe.<p>Hacker collective Anonymous posted a video Saturday on …

A single malicious Chrome link is enough to give attackers control of your Android phone

It’s by no means the first time, but security researchers have demonstrated a weakness present in pretty much all versions of Google’s Android OS.<p>The bad news? All it takes is opening a website containing the malicious code and an attacker can have full control of your phone, and do things like …

Android Phones

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Paris terror attack: Horror at rock concert where woman tells how her ex-lover died in her arms

Escapees tell of hiding in the venue's cellars for hours as their friends and family were gunned down<p>It was 9.50pm and Eagles of Death Metal were on their sixth song when the shooting started. Within a few minutes, Helen Wilson was holding her British former partner, Nick Alexander, in her arms as …

Attackers can hijack an Android phone just by convincing you to click on a link to an infected website

Another day, another hole in smartphone security.<p>Security researcher Guang Gong recently discovered an exploit in Android phones that allows for an attacker to gain control of a person's phone if they click on a link to a website containing malicious code, The Register reports. The attacker then …

Nohemi Gonzalez: A Bright Light Killed By ISIS

Nohemi Gonzalez, who was killed in the attack on Paris, was full of light—the very opposite of the young men who were on a suicide mission that night.<p>…

Paris and the Lessons of 9/11

The U.S. should treat France as France treated the U.S. 14 years ago—by helping the other wage prudent fights and warning its leaders against the rash decisions that trauma can lead to.<p>As terrorists murdered scores of people in Paris on Friday, Americans watching in horror from afar immediately …

Political Science

Timeline: What happened in Paris attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The violence in Paris shocked the world. The terror group ISIS claimed responsibility, the French President declared it "an act of war," and even Pope Francis called it a "piecemeal Third World War" with "no religious or human justification for it."<p>Seven of the terrorists were killed, and …

ISIL: Who’s Calling the Shots?

Read the Islamic State’s propaganda and you wonder if the followers might be getting ahead of their caliph.<p>At last count, France had contributed thousands of foreign fighters to the civil war in Syria, the vast majority as foot soldiers of the Islamic State. These include countless young miscreants …

Al-Qaeda

Locked in a Paris Basement, Waiting for the Bullets to Stop

After spending a night in a basement of a locked down restaurant across the street from the Bataclan theatre, Tenzin Paldon tells the story of a …

France

Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co. Sheltered Customers During Attacks

The famous bookstore acted as a safe haven for its customers on Friday night.