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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Just Shared Pics From Their Traditional Hindu Engagement Ceremony

After weeks of speculation and little more than a "thanks, man" to guide our suspicions, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have finally confirmed that they are, in fact, engaged. If we're being honest, it was worth the wait because they did so by posting the most stunning photos of their roka …

Nick Jonas

These Swirls of Light Could Be Signs of a Previous Universe Existing Before Ours

Something feels familiar.<p>If our Universe happened to be locked in an eternal heartbeat of expansion and collapse, black holes would leave an …

Physics

Crazy Rich Asians is a dazzling, sumptuous success

The movie triumphantly breathes new life into the Hollywood rom-com.<p>I’m not sure any Hollywood romantic comedy has hit the big screen bearing more expectations than <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i><i>.</i> It’s the first contemporary English-language Hollywood movie with an almost all-Asian cast in a quarter-century (the …

Romantic Comedy

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies

The former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his family and foundation announced on Saturday.<p>The Ghanaian was the seventh secretary general and served for two terms between 1997 and 2006. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work …

Africa

Plot Twist: These 15 Low-Light Indoor Plants Actually Crave Dark Corners

My tiny studio apartment gets an insanely low amount of natural light. Though the sole window in the apartment is large and generous, it's also …

Plants

Is It Better to Shower at Night or in the Morning? We Asked Experts

Is there a right time to shower? Some people prefer to shower at night, washing away the grime and sweat of the day, so that they can hop between the …

Sleep

NASA identifies 'foreign object debris' spotted by Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity rover team spotted a weird-looking object on Mars this week and worried it might be a piece of spacecraft debris.<p>The rover snapped an image of a thin, light-colored item laying on top of the reddish ground. It stands out from the surrounding surface.<p>Curiosity's Earth handlers …

Mars Rover

6 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one-bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only …

Plants

DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost.<p>Soon after the President tweeted, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed she "got thru" to Trump about costs for the …

Donald Trump

Fracking is destroying U.S. water supply, warns shocking new study

Toxic wastewater from fracking jumps 14-fold from 2011 to 2016 — and it may get 50 times bigger by 2030.<p>An alarming new study reveals fracking is …

Water

Jordan Holgerson Slams Friend’s Claim She Wanted To Be Pushed Off Bridge: I ‘Never Asked’ For That

Jordan Holgerson, who was shockingly pushed off a 60-foot bridge by her friend Taylor Smith, spoke out in an interview on Aug. 18 and denied any …

Bridges

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s impossible to get the balance right all the time. So operators make grids more flexible by adding ways …

Clean Energy

10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.<p>Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act …

Apps

A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

Can You Rewire Your Brain? Maybe. (It’s Tricky. Be Careful.)

A self-help skeptic is confronted with evidence — anecdotal and scientific — that we may be able to think ourselves into a better place.<p>I‘m not the …

Psychology

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15,000 galaxies in one dazzling image

I honestly almost can't believe this is real and it makes me feel so infinitely small.<p>Look at this. Just <i>look</i> at it. Take your time with it.<p>This image of the cosmos comes courtesy of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using ultraviolet vision to capture one of the most expansive images of galaxies yet. …

Universe

‘CNN’: Trump May Have Accidentally Connected The Dots For Mueller By Tying Brennan Clearance To Russia Probe

Has Donald Trump entrapped himself? According to a 'CNN' analysis, he has.<p>President Donald Trump may be doing special counsel Robert Mueller’s job …

Donald Trump

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just audiotapes.<p>Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press …

Donald Trump

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.<p>In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment.<p>Her letter …

Miss America

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.<p>The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.<p>Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's musical legacy is as much about rock and roll as it is about soul or pop

I first encountered Aretha Franklin in the pile of vinyl records my brother and sister left behind when they left for college. The Beatles’ “Revolver” caught my eye, but it was the stunning cover of “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” that captivated me most of all. Peering out from it, Aretha …

Soul Music

Stevie Wonder Says Aretha Franklin 'Wasn’t Able to Speak' When He Visited Her Before Her Death

Aretha Franklin was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her death but her famed voice had fallen silent.<p>One of those to pay their respects to the …

Aretha Franklin

Citizenship service conspired with ICE to 'trap' immigrants at green card interviews, ACLU says

Lilian Calderon told her daughter not to worry, that she would be coming right back. Calderon and her husband, Luis, had an interview they couldn't miss at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Rhode Island Jan. 17.<p>All they had to do was prove their marriage was legitimate, the first step …

Immigration

Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who …

Catholicism

Rick Perry tells the truth about energy subsidies, contradicting his boss

All energy is subsidized, he says. “Pick good!”<p>At a fundraiser in New York on Monday, President Trump weighed in with some thoughts on energy sources.<p>Coal, he said, is tough. It’s “indestructible.” But the same is not true of windmills. (He insists on calling them “windmills” instead of “wind …

Regulation

Make Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp for Dinner

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Recipes

Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

WASHINGTON — President Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic. The president threatened to do the same to other former national security officials who …

Donald Trump

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

Cannabis use is a topic of fervent debate among researchers. As the drug is being legalized in an increasing number of countries, and as its …

The Brain