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A Russian warplane taxies at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. Advocates say a no-fly zone would keep Syrian aircraft from attacking anti-government rebels and endangering civilians, which might allow Syrians to feel safe enough to stay put.

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

A Russian warplane shot down over the Turkish border on Tuesday crashed in an area of Syria that advocates want to protect with a no-fly zone, or even a "safe zone" — fenced off from attacks by the Syrian regime or extremist groups like the Islamic State.

Farmers harvest cranberries born from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's breeding program. The program has created a couple commercial varieties since it's inception.

We Tried A Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh And Naturally Sweet

The last time you ate cranberry – perhaps as a dried snack, in a glass of juice or as a saucy condiment with the Thanksgiving turkey – it was likely paired with sugar, and a lot of it. A cup of cranberry juice may be packed with antioxidants, but it has about 30 grams (or 7.5 teaspoons) of sugar.

<em>Peponapis pruinosa</em> is a species of bee in the tribe Eucerini, the long-horned bees. This bee relies on wild and cultivated squashes, pumpkins, gourds and related plants.

As Beekeepers Lose More Hives, Time For New Rules On Pesticides?

America's beekeepers are having a rough time. They lost an estimated 42 percent of their hives last year.

Four GOP candidates made "equal time" requests after Donald Trump guest-hosted <em>Saturday Night Live</em> this month.

It's Not Hosting SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

They won't actually get to host Saturday Night Live, but four GOP candidates have completed agreements with NBC allowing them to broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina over Thanksgiving weekend.

These deals resulted from "equal time" requests made after leading GOP candidate Donald Trump guest-hosted Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7.

Though it's considered a classic Midwestern dish, Green Bean Casserole was actually born in a Campbell's test kitchen in New Jersey 60 years ago. Love it or loathe it, the dish has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food.

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

Move over, turkey. Step aside, stuffing.

Green Bean Casserole, an iconic Thanksgiving dish, turns 60 years old this year, and it's as popular as ever.

Love it or loathe it, the classic Midwestern casserole has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food sitting next to the mashed potatoes.

ISIS Is Trying To Create A Doomsday Bomb, But Is The Key Ingredient A Myth?

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The New Shepard, seen here taking off with its capsule in place, returned to its launch site in a vertical landing after reaching an altitude of 100 kilometers.

Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

It started with a boom and ended with a touchdown: Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 2013.

Worried About The Flu Shot? Let's Separate Fact From Fiction

Every year before influenza itself arrives to circulate, misinformation and misconceptions about the flu vaccine begin circulating. Some of these contain a grain of truth but end up distorted, like a whispered secret in the Telephone game.

But if you're looking for an excuse not to get the flu vaccine, last year's numbers of its effectiveness would seem a convincing argument on their own. By all measures, last season's flu vaccine flopped, clocking in at about 23 percent effectiveness in preventing lab-confirmed influenza infections.

WATCH: Teen Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time; Fellow 'Speed Cubers' Go Wild

Lucas Etter's fingers move so fast, it really looks like the video is in fast-forward. But when the 14-year-old from Lexington, Ky., triumphantly slams the cube on the table, the clock shows the truth: 4.904 seconds, the fastest anyone has ever solved a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. Guinness World Records confirmed the feat Tuesday.

A relative of a boy who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week gets her temperature taken as she enters the clinic where he was being treated.

15-Year-Old Boy Is Liberia's First Ebola-Related Fatality Since July

A 15-year-old boy died of Ebola in Liberia on Monday night, the first person in the country to perish from the disease since July, health officials say.