ISS: American spacewalkers Cassada and Rubio ventured outside the space station Tuesday

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more🇧🇷 CNN 🇧🇷 The first in a series of end-of-the-year spacewalks kicked off Tuesday morning outside the International Space Station. First-time spacewalkers and NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio began their excursion outside the space … Read more

Restaurant sales are going up. But dining out is on the decline

new York CNN Business 🇧🇷 Chain restaurants have been reporting growing sales in the third quarter. But more sales don’t mean more customers. In fact, industry watchers are reporting that foot traffic to restaurants has been dropping in recent months. That’s because as inflation eats into consumers’ budgets, many have been cutting back on their … Read more

Tonga eruption’s towering plume reached the third layer of Earth’s atmosphere

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted underwater in January, it created a plume of ash and water that broke through the third layer of Earth’s atmosphere. It was the highest-recorded volcanic plume … Read more

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket, launches

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy — a towering, three-pronged vehicle that is the most powerful operational rocket in the world — returned to the skies on Tuesday for the first time since mid-2019. The rocket … Read more

‘M3GAN,’ the next generation of creepy doll movies, is not playing around

CNN — The lifelike but blank stare. The almost-but-not-quite accurate proportions. The vacant smile. Dolls are meant to be nothing more than playthings for children, but it must be said: They’re creepy. Fodder for more than one successful horror movie franchise (hello, “Child’s Play” and “Annabelle”), the theme appears ready for an upgrade with the … Read more

Anne Hathaway and other women are saying enough to the haters

Some pop culture moments, as they age, feel more and more like bouts of collective madness. Why did everyone hate Anne Hathaway all of those years ago? Around 2013, despite winning a slew of awards for her role in “Les Miserables,” it seemed the actress couldn’t catch a break. Despite a lack of scandal or … Read more

Diving deeper into the world’s oceans than ever before

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Black smoke appears to rise from chimney-like formations of the hottest and deepest known hydrothermal vents on Earth. Over the summer, Anna Michel was able to see them for herself—a few miles beneath … Read more

Meet the International Space Station’s new diverse crew

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — When astronauts venture aboard the International Space Station, they see a world without borders. They work together while orbiting Earth, and no boundaries are visible between them, even as member … Read more

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter turned country queen, dies at 90

CNN — Loretta Lynn, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” whose gutsy lyrics and twangy, down-home vocals made her a queen of country music for seven decades, has died. She was 90. Lynn’s family said in a statement to CNN that she died Tuesday at her home in Tennessee. “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully … Read more

An iconic soap with two weird claims to fame — “It floats” and it’s “99+44⁄100% Pure”

new York CNNBusiness — Walk into a Walmart, Target, any drugstore chain in your neighborhood or a corner bodega for New York City dwellers, and chances are you’ll find an Ivory Soap bar, or a pack of 10 bars for under $5, sitting on the shelf. This iconic cake of soap, invented almost 150 years … Read more