In 2013, veteran boat racer Victorien Erussard ran out of fuel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There were energy sources all around himâ€”the tide, the sun, the windâ€”but he had no way of harnessing them. This moment of chaos gave way to an idea: the worldâ€™s first hydrogen-powered boat. Now, his Energy Observer is sailing around the world, setting a precedent for how we might revolutionize energy production and consumption.
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For some of the best stargazing in the world, many make the trek to Ladakh at the northern tip of India. The region is home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory, specifically situated for its unique geology. Located on cold, remote desert land, the area experiences very little rainfall and hardly any snow. The high altitudeâ€”2.5 miles above sea levelâ€”also allows scientists to collect more data than would be possible at a lower altitude. For visitors of the observatory, the summer months give way to a perfectly clear sky. As soon as the sun sets, visitors are treated to a blanket of extraordinary stars and light.
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CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin criticizes Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) over his promise to hold up votes on judicial nominees unless the Senate drafts legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.
As the death toll rises in communities ravaged by the Camp Fire, rescue workers are in Paradise, California, searching for human remains and any victims who are still unaccounted for after the blaze. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Every day, US-based Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja tries to call her family in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Sometimes she tries up to 20 different numbers, just hoping that someone will pick up. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
The election overseer for a critical county in Florida confirmed to CNN what observers in both parties had begun to predict: There is no way Palm Beach County's machine recount will be finished by the Thursday deadline.
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) says President Trump was not helpful during the 2018 midterm elections, responding to Trump's claim that he lost his re-election bid because he did not embrace Trump's agenda.
The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is among a new group of conservative lawyers that seeks to provide a "voice" to speak out in favor of principles that it feels are under attack in the Trump era. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
When you're strapping on your bindings and preparing to hit the slopes, you probably aren't focusing on the artistry that goes into ski maps. But for Jim Niehues, that's life. The ski map artist paints every tree, shadow and mountain peak on trail maps for some of the world's major ski resorts. Thirty years ago, Jim decided to start a career as a ski map artist. Now, nearly 200 maps later, he still loves guiding people down mountains.
We caught up with Jim Niehues to see what heâ€™s been up to lately. Read about his next adventure and the ski family thatâ€™s trying to capture it all. Support their campaign here.