Connie Farrand

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Four New U.S. Cities Are Getting $100 Flights to Iceland

The tickets are already on sale<p>It’s about to get easier for many Americans to fly directly to Iceland for less than $100.<p>WOW Air, the discount …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Apple Pie Chips and Dip

This apple dip with pie crust chips is a deconstructed apple pie. It has all the flavor of a homemade apple pie, but with a difference: it's served …

What are those little studs on jeans actually for? There is a purpose!

Blue jeans are about as American as apple pie. While many can argue why their personal favorite is the greatest pair that ever was, few know the …

See the Best-Ever Imagery of a Star Beyond the Sun (Photos, Video)

A new photo of the red "supergiant"Antares is the best ever captured of a star other than the sun, researchers said.<p>The image shows Antares' …

One of Humanity's Most Astonishing Achievements

The Farthest: Voyager in Space <i>airs Wednesday, August 23 at 9:00 pm</i><p>With less computing power than a smartphone, they have traveled more than …

Facebook is down for many users [Update: It's mostly back]

No, it’s not just you: Facebook is down for many users across the board.<p>Numerous users have taken to Twitter to report being unable to connect to Facebook. It remains unclear what is causing the issue, but the company has yet to confirm it is experiencing technical difficulties on its official …

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

TOKYO (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet has been relieved of duty following a series of warship accidents that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.<p>The firing of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, a three-star admiral, was a rare dismissal of such a high-ranking officer for …

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Missouri governor invokes rarely used law as he halts execution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hours before Marcellus Williams was set to die Tuesday night, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution and said he would appoint a board to review the evidence in the 1998 stabbing death of former reporter Felicia Gayle.<p>New DNA evidence that was unavailable during Williams' …

Vanilla Buttercream ( Under 15 Minute Recipes )

Total time : 15 min<p>Servings : 6<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar<br>4 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream<br>1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>3 sticks butter …

What we can learn from immersing mice, fruit flies, and zebrafish in VR

A holodeck for lab animals<p>Scientists have created a virtual reality system that allows fruit flies to fly around a virtual pillar, and zebrafish to swim with aliens from the video game <i>Space Invaders</i>. The goal is not to give animals a good time, but for scientists to study how mice, flies, and fish …

Mel B Walks Off AGT Stage After Simon Cowell Makes Insensitive Joke About Her Wedding Night

Melanie “Mel B” Brown stormed off the <i>America’s Got Talent</i> stage Tuesday night after fellow judge Simon Cowell made a crude joke about her wedding …

Mel B

This man is warning people not to look up during the solar eclipse for a very important (and sad) reason

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know August 21st brings a rare celestial sighting: The first total solar eclipse in 99 years. Cool, right? …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

When Is the Next Eclipse?

Want to see totality (again)? Here's when, where, and how to travel to another total solar eclipse — or to your first if you missed Monday's.<p>You saw …