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Rare Supertide Turns Ancient Abbey Into Isolated Island

A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.<p>The so-called "tide of the century" actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the …

France

600 Indian students expelled for cheating on school exams

PATNA, India (AP) — About 600 high school students in eastern India have been expelled for cheating on pressure-packed 10th grade examinations this …

Students

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel

Extreme Sports

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

King Tut's beard 'hastily glued back on with epoxy'

Curators fear irreversible damage has been done to priceless burial mask of Tutankhamen, the ancient Egyptian boy king<p>The priceless funeral mask of Tutankhamen has been damaged at the Cairo museum, causing curators to glue it back together with white-ish, splodgy glue.<p>The mask, which was discovered …

Archaeology

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

What do a pigeon and a flamingo have in common? Quite a bit, according to a reordering of the evolutionary tree of birds.<p>One of a series of studies published Thursday in <i>Science</i> is the latest step toward understanding the origins of the roughly 10,000 bird species that populate our planet.<p>"We're …

Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.<p>It's the "beginning of the mission's primary objective: the exploration of Pluto …

Underwater robot reveals the mysteries of Antarctic ice

An underwater robot has been used to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.<p>When it comes to inhospitable environments, the Antarctic is about as harsh as it gets. For that reason, it has been extremely difficult to survey. Thanks to an underwater robot, though, …

Antarctica

Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

Why is Sodastream pulling out of the West Bank?

Although the company says the move is based on commercial factors, it will also end a difficult year of negative publicity<p>Ad breaks during the Super Bowl are a big deal for any company, an opportunity to sell a product to more than 100 million television viewers during American football's showcase …

The Boko Haram Hydra

Abubakar Shekau has been killed and resurrected so many times now he is using up his proverbial nine lives .<p>The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram …

Anti-war protesters take to S.F. streets to condemn U.S. bombing

A loud but peaceful group of protesters descended on downtown San Francisco on Wednesday evening to voice their opposition to recent air strikes in Iraq and Syria.<p>The group, which numbered above 50 at its peak, gathered for about an hour near the corner of Powell and Market streets around 5:30 …

Middle East

The art of designing the book jacket for ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/the-art-of-designing-ulysses-lolita-and-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo/

The Quirks of Smallness

What is it about modestly-sized companies, corporate boards, and teams that enables them to thrive?<p>Herb Hyman, the owner of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a chain of coffee shops local to Los Angeles, was worried about the future of his business. It was the early 1990s, and Starbucks was beginning to …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

Whoopr Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Is Equipped With Dual Engines (video)

A new smartphone controlled paper airplane has been created by Toys Tekk called the Whoopr, that has been designed to be controlled by a 2.4 GHZ …

Line Launches Toss App for Easier Photo and Video Sharing

Line is best known for its cross-platform messaging service, but the Japanese company also offers a bevy of connected apps and games for both Android and iOS devices. The latest addition is Toss, a mobile app that makes it easy to share groups of photos and videos with other Line users. Similar to …

HP or Lenovo: Which Windows PC Convertible Is Head of the Class?

HP and Lenovo both offer sub-$500 Windows PC hybrids, but you'll get more value out of one of them.<p>As a kid, I used to love shopping for fresh school supplies (I’m a nerd like that). I’d drag my mom to the nearest drugstore to stock up on pens and pencils and debate the coolness of various …

Plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining

Man puts lock on seat to stop woman in front reclining it, leading to argument and both being kicked off United Airlines flight<p>A plane in the US had to be diverted and two passengers removed after one of them started a fight by using a banned device to stop the seat in front reclining.<p>The spat …

Former inspector urges nuclear regulators to close California plant

A former federal inspector has urged regulators to shut down California's last nuclear power plant until it can be determined whether the facility can stand up to an earthquake off the Central Coast.<p>Michael Peck, the former senior resident inspector at the Diablo Canyon plant, made his case to …

NRC

Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf.<p>Yasmin (L), 16, pushes Hana (C), 16, on a swing after finishing a GCSE exam near their school in Hackney, east London June 6, …

Why Eton, Britain's 574-Year-Old High School, Is Embracing Ed Tech

"It would be very foolish of us to bury our heads in the sand and assume that education in schools will carry on in the traditional way,” says Eton's head of IT.<p>What does a nearly six-century-old private school that charges $54,000 a year in tuition do when confronted with start-ups with bright …

Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue's thumb chipped in storm

<b>A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue.</b><p>The thumb on the right hand of the 38m (125ft) statue was hit during a storm on Thursday night, officials said.<p>Officials from the Archdiocese of Rio, which manages the statue, told Brazilian media that …