Big wooden planters full of ripe tomatoes. Homemade pickles. Over good wine and grilled steak at the home of Chris and Hugh Hempel, in the hills around Reno, Nevada, the conversation turns to biomedical research and genetics.
After landing a probe on an icy comet and possibly shedding new light on the origins of life on Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now looking at scorching-hot Mercury for its next mission.
Michele Bachmann leapt out of a black SUV near a high cliff overlooking the Rio Grande, skipped to the edge of a boulder and scanned the river that divides her country from another.
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a ball during a match in Sydney.
President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured what it says are the first images and video of a female anglerfish.
On the southern fringes of Donetsk, in the shadow of a huge steel plant, a cacophony of barking overwhelms the dull thud of artillery fire. The PIF animal shelter is crammed with almost 1,000 dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds (though the number that can claim any sort of pedigree is probably in single figures).
Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.
For years, the Hempels have searched for a miracle cure for their twin daughters' rare genetic condition. Have they found a treatment?
As the sun set out east, protesters across the country were beginning to rise up -- hours before the grand jury decision in Ferguson had even been announced.
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When she learned lions in Egypt were extinct, Leela Hazzah wanted to help. She started a nonprofit that turns Maasai warriors -- who have a history of killing lions -- into lion protectors.
A grand jury decides not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, setting off fresh confrontations between protesters and police.
CNN's Stephanie Elam reports on looting and says the situation where she is in Ferguson is 'mayhem.'
Jeffrey Toobin says the clueless decision to announce the Ferguson grand jury's decision at night and the tone-deaf delivery of McCulloch was provocative, dangerous