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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

No, sun does not revolve around Earth

No, sun does not revolve around Earth


No, sun does not revolve around Earth

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 12:45 PM PST

Sheril Kirshenbaum says a survey showing many Americans lack basic science knowledge shows the need to prioritize -- and fund -- science literacy

Don't slam Canada over mammograms

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 05:06 AM PST

We all like to think medical care is about science, but too often it's about professional interests.

Maduro goes after his top critic

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 10:32 AM PST

Venezuela's president appears ready to move forward with the prosecution of his main opponent. Nicolas Maduro also says Leopoldo Lopez is backed by the United States.

What caused crisis?

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 04:29 PM PST

For three months, they've staked their claim to Kiev's Maidan, or Independence Square, and to Ukraine itself. We will leave only when you pull closer to the European Union, when you change the constitution, when you alter the government's power structure, they have loudly insisted.

Protests, violence: What's going on?

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:00 AM PST

Demonstrators pack public squares. Flames shoot into the air. Tear gas sends crowds scrambling.

Severe turbulence on flight over Japan

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 04:41 AM PST

Two cabin crew and six passengers were hospitalized after a Cathay Pacific flight hit severe turbulence as it passed over Japan yesterday.

Soldier who killed Iraqi family kills self

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 05:37 PM PST

A former U.S. soldier convicted five years ago of murdering an Iraqi family died Saturday, two days after an apparent suicide attempt in his Arizona prison cell, authorities said.

Woman waits 23 years for new face

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 07:07 AM PST

Ayan Mohamed wears a niqab that covers her face, not for religious reasons but to hide what lies beneath.

Mom buys out 'provocative' shirts

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:23 AM PST

A Utah mother decided to buy every single explicit shirt in a PacSun store to keep them from displaying any at the mall.

Loneliness: 5 things you may not know

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 04:12 AM PST

Scientists are still examining the link between mental and physical health and how loneliness affects our bodies. But you may not know about some of their findings over the years.

What your IQ score doesn't tell you

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:09 AM PST

Three-year-old Alexis Martin reads at a fifth-grade level. She taught herself fluent Spanish using her parents' iPad.

Step right up and see Bigfoot?

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:23 AM PST

A man who claims he shot and killed Bigfoot in Texas has put it on display for people to decide its authenticity.

Octopus snatches diver's camera

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 04:08 AM PST

Scuba divers were taking pictures of an octopus when it decided to grab hold of the camera.

Actress drops F-bomb on 'Today'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 07:25 AM PST

Elaine Stritch's f-bomb on the Today show inspired Erin Burnett to assemble a collection of some other pretty good ones.

Ukraine protesters: No backing down

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:03 AM PST

Viktor Yanukovych demands protesters disavow "radical forces" -- or admit to being allied with them and face the consequences.

Thai protesters gather at PM's office

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:02 AM PST

Thai anti-government demonstrators massed Wednesday outside the Prime Minister's makeshift office, a day after clashes with police in the streets of Bangkok killed five people.

2 found dead on 'Captain Phillips' ship

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 10:30 AM PST

Two security officers have been found dead on the Maersk Alabama container ship, police in the Seychelles said Wednesday.

Nugent: Obama is a 'mongrel'

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 12:37 PM PST

Wolf Blitzer talks to Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News about rocker Ted Nugent's comments on President Obama.

Wolf and Newt spar over Nugent

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 05:16 AM PST

Wolf Blitzer and Newt Gingrich argue about Ted Nugent's comments, where he called Pres. Obama a "subhuman mongrel."

Dunn juror: 'I believed he was guilty'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:24 AM PST

One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder after he fired into an SUV during a fatal argument over loud music says he should have been convicted of murder.

Dunn: 'I'm the f**king victim'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:45 AM PST

Listen to what Michael Dunn says about the deadly altercation with Jordan Davis in recordings of jailhouse phone calls.

Mike Rowe: 'Of course I sold out'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 07:14 AM PST

"Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe defends himself from a firestorm over a new Walmart ad.

Sorry about explosion: Have a pizza

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 11:44 PM PST

Some Pennsylvania residents who live near a Chevron natural gas well that exploded, killing a worker, are getting compensation of sorts from the corporation.

Hot Pockets recalled for icky reason

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 09:16 AM PST

Nestlé USA has issued a recall of two varieties of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets because they may contain meat that has already been recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Peek inside Wall Street frat party

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 05:49 AM PST

Author Kevin Roose says the Kappa Beta Phi party he crashed was like "The Wolf of Wall Street" on steroids.

Pussy Riot claims attack in Sochi

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 09:33 AM PST

Pussy Riot band members say they were beaten in Sochi

Did Bode Miller interview go too far?

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 03:24 AM PST

Did Christin Cooper's post-race interview with Olympian Bode Miller go too far? Bode speaks with CNN's Rachel Nichols

Dreams of gold, no matter the cost

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:26 AM PST

Like many over-scheduled 14-year-old girls, Presley Chandler has a very busy daily routine. But hers is probably busier than most.

Gut-wrenching truth behind boy in desert

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 03:36 AM PST

CNN's Bill Weir was touched by a photo of a 4-year-old Syrian refugee, but some wonder whether it was real.

Soldier funeral pics spark outrage

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 07:44 PM PST

The Wisconsin National Guard is investigating a soldier's social media accounts after she posted controversial photos.

Behind the scenes of SI's sexy shoot

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 10:28 AM PST

Sports Illustrated gives you a peek inside their 50th anniversary swimsuit edition photo shoots.

Sixers sign phenom with Down syndrome

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:13 AM PST

The Philadelphia 76ers gave Kevin Grow, a high schooler with down syndrome, a ceremonial contract for two days.

Vibrate her shirt by remote control

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:18 AM PST

Wearable tech company CuteCircuit releases a consumer version of its "hug shirt" in March. CNN takes an up-close look.

Venezuelan opposition leader due in court

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:17 AM PST

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is set to appear in court Wednesday, a day after he turned himself in to authorities amid anti-government demonstrations in the country.

Dunn juror: 'I believed he was guilty'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 04:14 AM PST

One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder after he fired into an SUV during a fatal argument over loud music says he should have been convicted of murder.

'We put the FUN in funeral'

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 04:59 PM PST

The Wisconsin National Guard suspends a soldier from the funeral honors detail after offensive photos are posted on her Instagram account.

Tough choice: Pay for heat or sell house

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 04:03 PM PST

An Illinois woman could lose her home of 40 years all because of surging propane prices.

Timeline: How protests escalated

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 02:05 PM PST

Protests in Ukraine have been going on for months. Maggie Lake breaks down the events that have lead to where we are now.

Passenger beaten aboard cruise ship

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 10:52 AM PST

The fight started because of an alleged slight -- and ended with a crew member being accused of attempted murder.

Ship is 'perfect place to commit a crime'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 10:51 AM PST

A room service attendant with Holland America is accused of physically and sexually assaulting a female passenger.

Ukraine

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:39 AM PST

Ukraine's President Victor Yanukovich distanced his government from any participation in the violent clashes between security forces and protesters that left 25 people dead Tuesday, pinning the blame instead on anti-government demonstrators.

Serial killing claims

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 09:27 AM PST

Alaskan authorities say there's no evidence to back up a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman's claim that one of the countless killings she carried out was in their state.

Cruise attack

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 12:40 AM PST

The fight started because of an alleged slight -- and ended with a crew member being accused of attempted murder.

Nun sentenced

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:39 AM PST

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to 35 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into a nuclear facility, her lawyer said.

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