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Thailand cave: Boys and coach not yet well enough to attempt escape

<b>Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) —</b> A medical assessment of the 12 boys and their football coach stuck in a cave in Northern Thailand concluded that it was too dangerous to try to move the group out Thursday, according to a member of the Thai Navy SEALs who is not authorized to speak to the media.<p>The …

Thailand

Volcano Eruption in Guatemala Brings Death and Destruction: Pictures

The Royals Turn Up at Royal Ascot: Pictures

Lavender Fields of Southern France in Pictures

Summer Wine Fling in Spain: Pictures

Opening Day at Wimbledon in Pictures

Pictures of the Week 7.5.18

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Privacy

Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical family of pop stars, dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the controversial patriarch of one of the most famous singing family acts of all time who used a firm hand to steer the careers of his superstar children, has died. He was 89.<p>Jackson plotted the career moves of the Jackson 5 starting in the 1960s, but was slowly relegated to the …

Michael Jackson

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown

Before Xi Jinping, the internet was becoming a more vibrant political space for Chinese citizens. But today the country has the largest and most sophisticated online censorship operation in the world. By Elizabeth C Economy<p>In December 2015, thousands of tech entrepreneurs and analysts, along with a …

China

How Koko forever changed the way we think about gorillas

Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.<p>Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept …

Ethnology

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

<b>THERE’S SOMETHING IRRESISTIBLE</b> about a clash of titans. The fate of the world hung in the balance during the Cold War standoff between the U.S. and …

China

Namaste on International Yoga Day: Pictures

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Celebrating International Women’s Day in Pictures

One of the most sought after jobs for rural Chinese women is to become a mistress

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. “We used to play barefoot in the village,” she told me. “All the girls in the karaoke bar had feet like this.”<p>At 26, Shanshan has come a long way from rural Sichuan, one of China’s …

China

Newly Discovered Penguin Mega-colony Is So Huge It Was Spotted in Space

Satellites captured the never-before-seen population in action.<p>Every day, Landsat satellites orbit the planet, capturing images of things like …

Antarctica

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

Facebook was always famous for the sign that hung in its offices, written in big red type on a white background, that said “Move Fast and Break Things.” Every time I think about the company, I realize it has done just that—to itself.<p>Years ago, long before <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> became Mark Zuckerberg, the …

Fast track to stardom

KEARNS, Utah<p>The sun hadn’t fully poked over the Wasatch mountains when Maame Biney came bounding through the lobby of the Utah Olympic Oval, her braids bobbing and a smile enveloping most of her youthful face.<p>Others were still wiping the sleep from their eyes, as the young speedskater went through …

Government shutdown 2018: All 18 previous government shutdowns, explained

Congressional leaders once let funding expire because they didn’t want to miss a fundraiser.<p>If Congress does nothing, then at midnight on Friday, January 19, the federal government will shut down. And with no deal in sight on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or offering relief to …

Ronald Reagan

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

Sexual Harassment

Serena Williams on Motherhood, Marriage, and Making Her Comeback

On a moist South Florida morning at the end of a relentless hurricane season, their wedding only a week away, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are seated side by side at their long kitchen table discussing the Marshmallow Test. Some 50 years ago, in a famous experiment, the Stanford University …

Delicious but deadly mochi: The Japanese rice cakes that kill

<b>Two people have died in Japan and several are in a critical condition after choking on traditional rice cakes as part of the new year celebrations.</b><p>They may seem harmless, but each year the hard-to-eat snack claims several lives, prompting annual warnings from officials.<p>What is a mochi?<p>The cakes, …

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Makeup

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

Winter Olympics