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A-10s make rare highway landing near Russian border

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthogs" jets landed Monday on the remote Jägala highway in Estonia near the Russian border, the first such practice road landing in over 30 years.<p>The maneuver in Estonia, a NATO member that shares a 183-mile long border with Russia and sits about 100 miles from …

Military

How a giant space umbrella could stop global warming

Our rapidly warming world could cause serious problems for civilisation in the decades to come. But could a giant space umbrella help cool down our planet? BBC Future investigates.<p>The race to find a solution to a rapidly warming world is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet.<p>One …

Climate Change

Emotional return as first U.S. cruise in decades reaches Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists and a handful of emotional Cuban-Americans arrived on the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Havana in decades on Monday, spilling onto the cobbled streets of the old city where they were warmly greeted by residents.<p>It was another first for the two countries …

Cuba

The Latest: Police arrest protesters in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>Seattle police say they arrested nine people during …

Young boy shoots suspected burglar, mocks him for 'crying like a baby'

11-year-old Chris Gaither from Talladega, Alabama, has told reporters how an intruder "cried like a baby" after Chris shot him in the leg with a 9mm handgun.<p>Home school-student Chris was alone at his house on Wednesday morning when he heard footsteps; someone had broken in and was walking around …

Trump critics clash with police at California rally

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Protesters opposing Donald Trump surged against riot police and taunted the candidate's supporters Thursday as a campaign rally became a tense political confrontation that resulted in about 20 arrests.<p>There were no reports of serious injuries at the event in Republican bastion …

Donald Trump

Watch A Guy Fly A Homemade Hoverbike Around His Backyard

Don't try this at home (especially without sponsorship)<p>The United Kingdom might have a mad scientist problem. Or at least, a mad engineer one. Colin Furze, a YouTuber who seems to have unlimited energy for creating working versions of science fictional devices, made a thermite-hurling fire cannon …

2016 China Auto Show in Pictures

'We could destroy you,' Obama warns 'erratic' North Korean leader

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, reminding its “erratic” and “irresponsible” leader that America’s nuclear arsenal could “destroy” his country.<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A …

NASA's Celebrating Earth Day With The Most Mind-Blowing Photos Of Our Planet

What a beautiful place.<p>Earth Day gives us a chance to reflect on the amazing planet we live on and how we can work together to preserve it. And there's no better way to see just how lucky we are than by getting a glimpse of Earth from space.<p>That's why NASA has compiled some of its favorite photos …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

Apple opens up on how it approaches security following FBI battle

CUPERTINO — In a press briefing Friday, Apple discussed how security works on the iPhone and iOS. The meeting, which was often technical, shed …

In western town, Iraqi forces uncover remnants of IS rule

HIT, Iraq (AP) — After clearing a street of Islamic State fighters, Maj. Salam Hussein began moving house to house. Rifling through drawers in living …

The World’s Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant Is Opening in NYC

NYC is in for some delicious dim sum.<p>At some Michelin-starred restaurants, a single dish runs more than $100. But at Tim Ho Wan, a one-star dim sum …

South Korea unveils elite 'Spartan 3000' force as Kim Jong-un threatens to 'bury our enemies at sea'

Special forces unit can be deployed to any part of the Korean peninsula within 24 hours and has been trained to take down North Korean military bases<p>South Korea has formed an elite force of 3,000 marines which is poised to carry out raids inside North Korea after Kim Jong-un, the regime's leader, …

Oculus Rift Will Launch With 30 Games -- Here Are Their Trailers

And prices<p>Many of the modern virtual reality headsets have the Oculus team to thank for the current state of VR. Those who have pre-ordered the Oculus Rift at $599 can look forward to finally receiving their purchase sometime after March 28. But along with the packed-in Xbox One controller, 30 …

Pictures of the Week 2.25.16

Houston

A crazy number of people applied to be NASA astronauts

An unprecedented number of Americans just want to go to space...and maybe even Mars.<p>NASA says more than 18,300 Americans applied to be part of the space agency's 2017 astronaut class during a two-month application window that closed Thursday. That figure nearly triples the number of applicants that …

Space Science

This glove could make eating easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors, but GyroGear thinks it has a solution for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. The start-up has created a glove that steadies a person’s hand, making it easier to complete everyday tasks such as eating.<p>The …

Neuroscience

US flies stealth jets over South Korea

The United States has flown part of its stealth fleet from Japan to just south of the border between the two Koreas. The move was meant as a warning …

North Korea

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health

These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

SpaceX Names Hyperloop Track Partner

Infrastructure firm Aecom said it will partner with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to build a test track for the Hyperloop transportation system. First proposed …

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How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet

The scientists who made headlines this week by announcing evidence for a new planet in our solar system are basing the claim entirely on a …

Astronomy

The latest in gadgets: Making apps and robots that think

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local):<p>6:15 p.m.<p>IBM CEO …

Wojtek, Poland's WWII fighting bear, honored with sculpture in Scotland

Wojtek finally got his statue.<p>A memorial statue honoring Wojtek, the nearly 500-pound bear who served in the Polish army in World War II, was unveiled Nov. 7 in Scotland.<p>Despite heavy rain, more than 2,000 people turned out in Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens for the dedication of the …

A Dream Team to Defeat Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande pledged a "pitiless" war on Islamic State after Friday's Paris massacre. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his …

Middle East