Category Archives: CNN – World

Skeleton DNA reveals surprising backgrounds of Crusader soldiers

DNA from 13th century remains buried in a pit in Lebanon is shedding light on the lives of Crusader soldiers and how they mixed with the local population, a new study shows. Christians invaded and attempted to claim the Near East during the Crusades, a series of religious wars between 1095 and 1291. Although the…MORE

Researchers identify largest carnivorous mammals ever to live on land

Twenty-three million years ago, a giant carnivore larger than any modern-day lion or polar bear stalked sub-Saharan Africa, according to the fossils of a previously undiscovered species that spent decades in a museum drawer. Portions of the animal’s jaw, skull and skeleton, including enormous teeth, were discovered in a drawer at the National Museums of…MORE

After US terrorism designation, Instagram begins banning some Iranian generals

Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, began removing pages and accounts run by people associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps this week after the US government officially designated the IRGC a terrorist organization on Monday, Instagram confirmed to CNN. Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency reported earlier this week that Instagram accounts belonging to some…MORE

Scientists have detected the earliest Big Bang molecule in space

When the universe formed during the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, the chemical reactions of the aftermath formed the first molecules. Those first molecules were crucial in helping form everything we know, but they’re also absent. And although HeH+, the helium hydride ion, has been proposed for years as that first molecule, scientists couldn’t…MORE

Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics worldwide

This week is Holy Week, when millions of Western Christians mark the death and resurrection of Jesus. Under normal circumstances, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris would have been preparing to display its holy relics to the faithful on Good Friday. But as fire engulfed the sacred site on Monday, Catholics across the world reacted in…MORE

NASA’s TESS mission spots Earth-size exoplanet

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS mission has found its first Earth-size exoplanet in a star system only 53 light-years from Earth. Another exoplanet, a warm mini-Neptune, was found in the same system. “It’s so exciting that TESS, which launched just about a year ago, is already a game-changer in the planet-hunting business,” Johanna Teske, author of a…MORE

A fire gutted parts of Notre Dame Cathedral and altered the Paris skyline

A catastrophic fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, altering the city’s skyline and threatening a potent symbol of Catholicism at the start of Holy Week. The fire burned for several hours, destroying the 850-year-old cathedral’s iconic spire and roof before firefighters contained the blaze early Tuesday morning. A pair of bell towers…MORE

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APRIL 17, 2019

STEPHEN HAWKING and ALBERT EINSTEIN were both said to have IQs around 160. But did you know that some CELEBRITIES are up in that range, too? Matt Damon, Conan O’Brien, and Quentin Tarantino are all right up there with Hawking and Einstein, at 160. Running just below them are Alicia Keys and Cindy Crawford, at…

APRIL 16, 2019

There had been rumors for months that RONDA ROUSEY was going to take a break from the WWE after “Wrestlemania 35” to start a family. And after she lost her match and her title that night, it seemed even more likely. Yesterday, Ronda all but confirmed it by posting a picture of herself kissing her…