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This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 9, 2017)

Large expanses of Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Napa were left completely devastated this week by wildfires that raged across Northern California’s wine country, claiming the lives of 36 people and razing thousands of structures to the ground.<p>The firefighters continued to battle blazes around the state in …

Spain suspends Catalan parliament session in attempt to block independence

Constitutional court suspends Monday session, ruling that allowing possible declaration would violate MPs’ rights<p>Spain’s constitutional court has moved to stop the Catalan government making a unilateral declaration of independence by suspending the regional parliament session in which the results …

Europe

Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel Prize in literature

Kazuo Ishiguro is the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, the awarding Swedish Academy said Thursday. Born in Japan and raised in Britain, Ishiguro is best known for the novels "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go."<p>He is one of a handful of authors who write bestselling books while …

Sources: Vegas killer paid cash for property and privacy

<b>Mesquite, Nevada (CNN) —</b> He seemed so ordinary, just another house-hunting retiree, when he strolled with his girlfriend into the sales office of the Sun City development in late 2014. The agents had just what Stephen Craig Paddock was looking for -- a 2,000-square-foot, two-bedroom stucco rambler …

Real Estate

‘We’ll see,’ Trump says on potentially attacking North Korea over its nuclear test

The crisis with North Korea escalated Sunday as President Trump reviewed military options and suggested sweeping new economic sanctions in response to the crossing of a dangerous threshold by the isolated nation in detonating its most powerful nuclear weapon ever.<p>Defying Trump's blunt warnings, …

North Korea

Mueller's investigation just got a boost — and another Trump associate may be in its crosshairs

News on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a letter drafted by President Donald Trump that details his reasons for firing then-FBI director James Comey has likely bolstered the progress of the Russia investigation, and may have landed another close Trump confidant in its …

Hurricane Harvey’s Path of Destruction: Pictures

Houston

How to Replace Your iPhone Battery for Free

If you have an iPhone and have been experiencing power issues lately, you might be able to get a free replacement battery for free, courtesy of …

Mobile Technology

The 8 best tiny home hotels around the world

Tiny living goes international<p>The tiny home movement is gaining ground across the United States, whether it’s the popularity of micro-focused TV shows or the growing number of tiny home resort communities popping up from Portland to New York. We’ve rounded up the best tiny home hotels in America …

Eggnog Fudge

Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.<p>In a medium sized pot over medium high heat, combine sugar, butter, and eggnog. Allow to …

David Petraeus would have to inform his probation officer if Trump hires him as secretary of state

Former CIA Director David Petraeus would need to notify his probation officer if he is chosen as President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state, according to court documents cited by CNN and USA Today on Wednesday.<p>The documents stipulate that Petraeus, who is serving two years' probation after …

15 Overnight Oats Recipes That Will Make Your Morning Routine a Breeze

"I have too much free time in the morning." -No One Ever<p>Because you shouldn't have to choose between eating breakfast and remembering to put on deodorant.<p>From: Dr. Oz The Good Life

18 Stuffed Potatoes for an All-in-One Meal

If you’re like most people, your weeknight potato recipes are probably limited to creamy mashed potatoes or potato soup. Sound familiar? Time to broaden your horizons and experiment with stuffing your whole meal into one big baked potato. Think about it: You have your veggies, protein and carbs …

Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate

Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about. "The semiconductor industry has long assumed that any gate below 5 nanometers wouldn't work, so anything below that was not even considered," …

ENTER THE DRAGON

A New York sunset #newyork #newyorkcity @instagram @statueellisnps #statueofliberty #what_i_saw_in_nyc #silhouette #nyc

For a short time in February -- if the conditions are perfect -- #HorsetailFall at #Yosemite National Park in #California looks like lava falling down the side of #ElCapitan. Visitors flock to the park every year to see this phenomenon, which happens when #sunset hits the #waterfall at just the right angle, illuminating the water in brilliant reds and oranges. It’s a spectacular sight reminiscent of @yosemitenps's historic #Firefall! Photo from February 13 courtesy of Jason Shaw (@ufjason99).

A resident in Duluth, MN snapped this shot of ice shards across Lake Superior. (Photo Courtesy: Ken Greshowak @framedinduluth) #ice #winter #minnesota #lakesuperior

Tokyo, Japan. Artist feebee poses in Japanese painter Shigeki Matsuyama’s art installation Dazzle Room during a fashion and design trade show at Yoyogi National Stadium. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Finally the light is starting to get interesting here in Texas. Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

#Sunrise, snow and clouds mingle in this spellbinding photo of Canyonlands #NationalPark in #Utah. Photographer and freeskier Simon Dumont (@simondumont) woke up at 5:30 AM to capture this gorgeous view beneath the curving arm of @CanyonlandsNPS’s iconic Mesa Arch -- arriving in time to catch what he describes as “some of the best sunrise shots of my life.” Photo courtesy of Simon Dumont (@simondumont).

C.J., the German Shorthaired Pointer, Is Best in Show: Pictures

Hair

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

New Cuba Travel, Trade Rules Will Start Friday: U.S. Government

Decades of U.S. trade and travel restrictions on Cuba will come to an end on Friday, the government announced in the first tangible step towards restoring diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana.<p>New rules will allow Americans to travel to the country without a license – as long as they go for …

Families wait as divers try to search AirAsia QZ8501's fuselage for bodies

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Nunung Nursiah, whose younger brother was a flight engineer on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, says she had mixed feelings when a friend sent her a link to a photo of the plane's fuselage submerged in the cloudy waters of the Java Sea.<p>"On the one hand, I was so, so sad to imagine …

Successful El Capitan climber: Find your own Dawn Wall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.<p>Many other people had climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. None of them ever reached the …

Climbing

Study Suggests Sugar Is Worse For Blood Pressure Than Salt: Really?

In recent years, salt has become somewhat less of a culprit in heart disease, and sugar has, at least in some researchers’ eyes, taken its place. Now, authors of a new study in <i>Open Heart</i> argue that sugar consumption may be considerably worse for blood pressure than salt intake. In fact, they say, …