The surprising special ingredient in tequila

The surprising special ingredient in tequila

Sucheta Rawal, CNN Located 45 miles northwest of Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the town of Tequila is known as the birthplace of the drink that bears its name.

Gorillas perfect their selfie style in photo with park ranger

Gorillas perfect their selfie style in photo with park ranger

By Rob Picheta, CNN Two gorillas have been snapped apparently mimicking human behavior, in a remarkable selfie with a park ranger who helped rescue them as babies.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Iranian artist, dies

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Iranian artist, dies

By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN Prominent contemporary Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian died at age 97 in her home in Tehran due to natural causes on Saturday, according to the semiofficial Iranian Students'...

Neil Armstrong's spacesuit goes on display 50 years after moon launch

Neil Armstrong's spacesuit goes on display 50 years after moon launch

By David Williams, CNN After years of painstaking conservation, Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit will be shown this summer at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

8 Airplanes converted into restaurants

8 Airplanes converted into restaurants

By Lauren Cocking, CNN In-flight meals are definitely one of the most maligned aspects of air travel.

How centuries of priceless treasures were saved at Notre Dame

How centuries of priceless treasures were saved at Notre Dame

Eliza Mackintosh and Saskya Vandoorne, CNN Jean-Marc Fournier didn't have much time. As flames ripped through Notre Dame cathedral's medieval roof on Monday evening, the Paris fire brigade chaplain had a single...

2019'S most expensive cities for business travel

2019'S most expensive cities for business travel

By Francesca Street, CNN Your business trip might be more basic airport hotel than five-star city center establishment, but wherever you're staying, being a traveling executive can add up.

Buying a $1 Italy dream house just got even easier

Buying a $1 Italy dream house just got even easier

By Silvia Marchetti, CNN What's stopping you from buying one of those homes that Italy keeps selling for less than the price of an espresso?

Is this a new type of jellyfish in the Indian Ocean?

Is this a new type of jellyfish in the Indian Ocean?

By Francesca Street, CNN In the deepest chasms of the Indian Ocean, a mysterious new creature's been spotted, potentially for the first time.

Botswana unveils blue diamond to rival the Hope Diamond

Botswana unveils blue diamond to rival the Hope Diamond

Emily Dixon, CNN Botswana has unveiled a blue diamond whose value could outstrip that of the storied Hope Diamond: the 20.46-carat, close-to-flawless Okavango Blue.

Paroldo: The magical Italian village that 'witches' call home

Paroldo: The magical Italian village that 'witches' call home

Silvia Marchetti, CNN Piedmont might be famous for its wine, white truffles and lavish castle, but there's far more to this idyllic region of Italy than meets the eyes.

Four years ago, an art historian used lasers to digitally map Notre Dame Cathedral. His work could help save it

Four years ago, an art historian used lasers to digitally map Notre Dame Cathedral. His work could help save it

Michelle Lou, CNN and Brandon Griggs, CNN Although parts of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral now lie in ruins, people can still experience what most of its nooks and crannies looked like in remarkable detail -- thanks to an...