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Japanese engineers create robot guitarist

Quick math question: What has 78 fingers, 22 arms, and no brain? Answer: "Z-Machines," the robot band with a surprisingly human sound.

Rice University students develop life saving infant breathing machine

When Chokonjetsa was born, he weighed just over 2 pounds. His tiny, underdeveloped lungs struggled for each breath.

Sunken art exhibit opens up in the Maldives

Personally, we'd rather not have anything obstructing the incredible views from a Maldives resort. We could stare out the window for months -- especially if those windows are underwater.

How does an airliner just disappear in 2014?

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has left people wondering, what happened?

Solar lamps light rural villages across the globe

Solar lamps help rural villages

Experts believe time zones could be bad for health

Editor's note: Ralitsa Vassileva is an anchor on CNN International. She is based in Atlanta but regularly crosses time zones.

China will use drones to clean up pollution

  China declared a "war on pollution" this week, and is now fortifying its arsenal with a new weapon: smog-clearing drones.

Russia's troop movements have World on edge

Much of the world is on edge today as Russia comes down hard on Ukraine. Thousands of Russian troops are already in the country and now Moscow is considering legislation that will make part of Ukraine, Russian territory.

Weird places to find a McDonald's

 As McDonald's opens its first restaurant in Vietnam, take a look at some of the big breakthroughs the fast food chain has made in the past -- from its first outlet in the Soviet Union, through the Kosher Mac and MacMaharaja, to the br

Latin American castaway survives 13 months in Pacific Ocean

A man who says he was lost at sea for more than a year is back on dry land. He says he drifted from Mexico to the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific. That’s some 9,000 kilometers.