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July 6th, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Next Big Thing: Engineer's Life Mission

The images of oil spoiling America's shores has folks thinking more seriously about alternative energy sources. One man has made it his life's mission to wean America off big oil. As part of our "The Next Big Thing" series meet Lonnie Johnson– a former NASA engineer with two potentially world-changing inventions.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Next Big Thing • Tony Harris
July 6th, 2010
09:31 AM ET
July 6th, 2010
06:55 AM ET

Bite marks the new hickey?

From CNN Intern Emily Landrieu:

So we are all familiar with the world wide Twilight phenomenon. It has spawned a complete obsession with all things vampire, from make up to clothing and even to biting. That’s right, biting. Since vampire mania took hold of the world a few years back, teens throughout the country have been showing affection through biting each other. Now with the third Twilight in theaters, True Blood back on the small screen and a slew of others in circulation – the trend in resurfacing. High schoolers say it’s a way to show someone you care about them and that you are chosen- just like in the movies. Bite marks have now even started to be a status symbol. Teens are sporting these bites and their arms, necks, and even faces.

What do you think about this trend? Is it a odd way to show someone you care?

Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips • What the...?