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Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage really necessary?

(CNN) -- Unless you're traveling in first or business, or you're a child who's been plied with more toys and candies than you normally get in a week, air travel can be an uncomfortable affair.

101-year-old Canadian woman is going for the gold

Feeling unmotivated for your daily workout? This will get you 101-year's-old, Florence Storch is a javelin thrower competing in the Canada 55-plus games this week.

CDC worker talks about fighting Ebola outbreak in Africa

(CNN) -- There are nine of us from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Lagos, Nigeria.

Summer's brightest supermoon comes Sunday, August 10

The second installment of this summer's season of supermoons is happening Sunday. Stargazers who missed the July 12 supermoon will have another chance to see the bright lunar phenomenon from all around the world.

16 incredible rooftop bars

One good thing about humanity's obsession with building enormous numbers of buildings? More rooftops, which means more rooftop bars.

Paris hotels let you choose the price of your stay

When your city has an unenviable reputation for insulting tourists and fleecing them for every cent, inviting hotel guests to pay what they want could be a risky move.

We work in a war zone but we still keep clients happy

For small startups, keeping clients happy, investors intrigued and turning a profit isn't easy ... on a good day. Try doing it with key team members gone, sirens blaring and rockets firing at your city.

Swiss are developing robot furniture that can build itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room.

Air Algerie plane with 116 on board falls off radar in West Africa

An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.

What's it like to motorcycle solo through Iran as a woman?

"You! You have moto, yes?" An elderly woman, her craggy face peering out from the folds of her voluminous black chador, demands my attention.