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Kepler or not, we'll find life
Meg Urry says loss of the planet-finding Kepler satellite would be huge for NASA, which is furiously trying to fix it--but one way or another, it's a matter of time before we find signs of life on other worlds
What you don't know about terrorism
Bruce Schneier says our government has lots of unneeded and ineffective security measures.
How money can buy happiness
Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton write that people pass up opportunities to spend their money to avoid disagreeable tasks
What happened to Obama's promise?
Julian Zelizer says that Obama, like many before him, chose to work within the system to get things done rather than lead transformative change.
Obama to grads: 'No time for excuses'
President tells Morehouse College grads: "It is not just the African-American community that needs you. The country needs you. The world needs you."
Students scarred by war get degrees
Mireille Kibibi's march to the graduation stage at Berry College was tough -- laden with the burdens of war.
Crying Beckham says bye
With tears streaming down his face, David Beckham said his final farewell as a professional footballer Saturday.
NBA star stuns Miami teen at prom
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade surprises a Florida teen who asked him to her prom via YouTube.
'SNL' pokes fun at Obama, IRS
"Saturday Night Live" pressed the hot topic issues from this controversial week for President Obama and the IRS.
Actor describes waxing his privates
Actor Justin Bartha describes an intimate waxing experience he had while filming his latest movie about former club CBGB.
What you should know about Tumblr
Yahoo's purchase of hot blogging platform Tumblr, which it announced Monday, was big news for the hundreds of millions of folks who already post to the site or check in to follow those who do.
Student shot by cop coming to her aid
Sunday's graduation ceremony at Hofstra University was a bittersweet affair marked by a moment of silence for a 21-year-old student killed by a police officer two days ago.
Student: Everyone loved her
CNN's Poppy Harlow has the latest on the Hofstra student that may have been mistakenly shot by police.
Winning Powerball ticket unclaimed
The million-dollar questions have been answered. What are the Powerball numbers, and have any winning tickets been sold?
Iran claims it hanged CIA, Mossad spies
Two men who the Iranian government said worked as spies for Israel and the United States were hanged Sunday morning, according to Iranian state news outlet Press TV.
2 FBI agents die in training exercise
The FBI is mourning the deaths of two special agents killed Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Massive moon blast visible from Earth
A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second.
Moon blast equal to 5 tons of TNT
NASA reports a boulder sized meteoroid slammed the surface of the moon igniting a bright lunar explosion.
Giant snails invade, threaten Florida
Giant African land snails pose a big threat to Florida. CNN's John Zarrella explains why.
Trust your memory? Bad idea
You probably feel pretty attached to your memories -- they're yours after all. But one conversation with Elizabeth Loftus may shake your confidence about everything you think you remember.
Recharge your cellphone in 20 seconds
A tiny device that can recharge cell phone batteries in as little as 30 seconds won 18-year-old Eesha Khare a major science award that will help fund her college education at Harvard University.
'Cheers': Where are they now?
Bar fights ban on bra display
A Wisconsin bar has a unique collection of bras hanging on the ceiling but was recently forced to take them down.
Teen featured in viral video dies
Zach Sobiech, 18, passed away this morning, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Bad weather coming -- are you safe?
"Home, cars, garage, everything -- gone," an Oklahoma tornado victim says. And more is coming. Violent weather is expected in the central Plains and Midwest. FULL STORY
See damage left by tornadoes
After tornadoes rip through Oklahoma, the damage is assessed.
Dallas firefighter gets trapped, dies
A firefighter was killed Monday during a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium complex, the city's fire department said.
N. Korea keeps firing stuff, but what?
North Korea on Monday fired a projectile into the sea off its east coast, the fifth in three days, South Korea said.
Hot air balloons collide in Turkey
One person was killed and at least 18 were injured when hot air balloons collided in mid-air in Turkey.
Five things to know about the Dreamliner
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has a few things to prove. Monday might be a good day to start.
Wife loses 100 lbs., stuns Army hubby
CNN's Zoraida Sambolin reports on a wife's "big surprise" for her husband after he comes back from Afghanistan.
A Bangladesh factory that obeys the rules
Set aside what you think you know about garment factories in Bangladesh.
See this grizzly chomp down camera
A grizzly bear cub tries to take a bite out of a wildlife photographer's GoPro camera. CNN's Early Start has more.
Anderson Cooper punched on 'SNL'
CNN's Anderson Cooper made an appearance in a goodbye skit for Bill Hader on "Saturday Night Live."
Singer gets anthem very, very wrong
Canadian singer Alexis Normand botches a rendition of the U.S. national anthem prior to a Memorial Cup hockey game.
Distraction: Giggly baby's best friend
Check out these best friends having a great time together.
Actress studies hourlong orgasm
Heather's been studying the female empowerment, and she will honor your bodacious ta-tas.
'Toilet of the future' solves global issues
Celebrities drop big bucks on new homes
Check out our favorite movie villains
Check out our favorite movie villains.
New show 'too white'?
HBO's 'Girls' is the latest TV show depicting life in New York City without one of its most crucial elements: diversity.
Zimmerman's body language
An expert in body language says George Zimmerman showed signs of anger in court in Florida.
Anderson battles on 'Jeopardy!'
CNN's Anderson Cooper reflects on the highs and lows of his past "Jeopardy" appearances and weighs his odds of winning.
Steinem on GOP and women
Activist and author Gloria Steinem analyzes the "war on women" and says extremists have taken over the Republican party.
Facebook fans 'lonely'?
A report on Facebook, Bill O'Reilly and the Fox "brand," Current TV"s new hire, a Pulitzer for a PA reporter, GMA rises
Working moms of CNN
CNN goes behind the scenes with the working moms on Suzanne Malveaux's team to see how they juggle it all.
Levon Helm remembered
Anderson Cooper takes a look back at the life of The Band's Levon Helm and his many contributions to music.
Man makes dating spreadsheet
Soledad O'Brien discusses the investment banker who created an elaborate spreadsheet to keep track of his dates.
Political dog tale duel
In the RidicuList, Anderson Cooper examines which candidate's dog tale will have a greater election impact.
Vanessa Williams' perfect man
Entertainer Vanessa Williams talks to CNN's Piers Morgan about "being properly in love" and relationships.
'Only in America': Defending Axl Rose
Piers Morgan defends Axl Rose for deciding not to attend the Rock'N'Roll Hall of Fame induction of Guns N' Roses.
Rep. won't name 'Communists'
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) responds to criticism after he claimed a number of Democratic reps in Congress are Communists.
RidicuList: Quest for 'sexy veggies'
CNN's Anderson Cooper riffs on a staple of Courtney Stodden's grocery list, "sexy veggies."
Kim Kardashian for mayor?
Soledad O'Brien discusses Kim Kardashian's comments about running for Mayor in Glendale, California.
New judge in Martin case
CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to a panel of analysts about the new judge in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.
Kicks and hits
Miguel lands on a fan, Taylor cleans up, and the Biebs is booed. Here are the highlights.
Miguel's jump fail
Among the big moments: Miguel missing the stage and landing on a fan's head. Ouch.
Singer Justin Bieber is booed during his speech at the Billboard Music Awards. CNN's Nischelle Turner has more.
Was that really Prince?
Prince wowed the audience at the Billboard Awards with renditions of "Let's Go Crazy" and "Fix Ur Life Up."
Photos: 2013 Billboard Awards
Money no object for its teams. Winning is.
Check out our favorite movie villains.
Rock of aged?
Radio stations struggle for young listeners.
Arias' life in hands of jury
Ted Rowlands reports on how tough it is for jurors to decide on death penalty cases, in light of the Jodi Arias trial.
Photos: Women of death row
A rash of tornadoes destroyed homes and tossed trees around like toothpicks as it ripped through Oklahoma and the Midwest on Sunday and Monday.
Commuter train wreck
Telecommuting and carpooling are the recommended options for folks who would normally take the train between New Haven, Connecticut, and New York in the aftermath of a derailment that disrupted train service on one of the busiest tracks in the country.
Jackson death trial
AEG Live filed an insurance claim to recover losses from Michael Jackson's death the same day he died, according to a lawyer for Jackson's family.
North Korea on Monday fired more projectiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korean officials said, urging Pyongyang to refrain from "tension-creating acts."
A 27-year-old graphic designer has made history by becoming the first Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest.
Billboard Music Awards
At least one performer fell hard for Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards.
Trust your memory? Bad idea
You probably feel pretty attached to your memories -- they're yours, after all. They define who you are and where you came from, your accomplishments and failures, your likes and dislikes.
How are sea slugs and memory related?
For decades, Dr. Eric Kandel has studied, at the molecular level, how we create short-term and long-term memories.
Mom's death inspires doctor's career
Dr. Alfred Brann's mother died giving birth to him. He's worked his entire life to ensure that moms and their babies have the best chance of survival.
Do primates have morals?
Being nice to others and cooperating with them aren't uniquely human traits. Frans de Waal, director of Emory University's Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia, studies how our close primate relatives also demonstrate behaviors suggestive of a sense of morality.
Women pioneers in medicine
Women pioneers in medicine