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A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her long-term mate. While scientists have previously observed "virgin births" in...
When an illness-causing bug won't disappear with the usual drugs, patients are given last-resort antibiotics such as carbapenem. Still, some "nightmare bacteria" continue to thrive even when given the strongest medicines reserved for...
Egyptian-born Dina Habib Powell is joining the Trump administration in a senior role focused on entrepreneurship, economic growth and the empowerment of women. Currently a Goldman Sachs executive, Powell was born in Cairo, emigrating with her...
When a public figure hires a top political campaign manager and announces plans to tour the country, you assume he or she plans to run for office. But what if that person is Mark Zuckerberg?   That's the question percolating in tech and...
Palm oil is considered royalty among vegetable fat because it makes food easy to spread. Derived from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, it is consumed worldwide in baked goods, convenience foods (including chips, snacks and frozen foods) and...
(CNN)Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now.  Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with...
China is raising the stakes in the race for the 'tallest' man-made structures: six of the 10 tallest buildings predicted to top out in 2017 are in this booming corner of the world.  And all are set to exceed the 400-meter mark --...
Searching for Africa's wild heart is one of travel's most magical experiences.  But being stuck in a 4x4 convoy while scanning the horizon for a distant lion can take the sheen off somewhat.    These new luxury safaris offer...
Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be senior adviser to the president, a senior transition official told CNN Monday. The 35-year-old businessman-turned-political strategist played a key part in his father-in-law's presidential...
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie released their first joint statement Monday night. The estranged couple has agreed to seal all court documents pertaining to their divorce in order to protect their six children.   "The parties and their...