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Shoulder Press Your Way To Boulder Shoulders - Men's Health

Grow bigger with the ultimate overhead exercise.<p>Boulder shoulders are reason enough to add the dumbbell shoulder press to your weekly routine. But …

Build Muscle All Day Long - Men's Health

SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.<p>Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren’t the …

em>The Atlantic</em>'s Drug Math Is Pretty Bizarre

Today, <i>The Atlantic</i> has published a long story by Roy Klabin in which Klabin writes about shadowing several drug dealers as they do business. But some …

Federal Agency Says Approving Powdered Alcohol Was Just an Error

Powdered alcohol—a.k.a. "Palcohol"—due to be unleashed upon an unprepared, very drunk world this fall, may turn out to be a fading dream. The federal …

How a Marijuana Study Can Poke Holes in Your Brain

Thanks to the bungling of a study that grabbed headlines last week, we've gotten caught in a weed-brain feedback loop.<p>Casual marijuana use may be associated with brain abnormalities in developing brains. It might even cause some of the changes. But, thanks to the bungling of a study that grabbed …

Secrecy Around Lethal Injection Drugs Has Halted Two Executions in Oklahoma

Neighboring Missouri is still planning an execution for after midnight tonight.<p>Oklahoma Supreme Court's former chambers. Image: Serge Milki/Flickr<p>Questions about who makes lethal injection drugs and the constitutionality of keeping said sources shrouded in secrecy got more legal pushback this week …

How Silk Road Bounced Back from Its Multimillion-Dollar Hack

Silk Road is paying back users' lost bitcoins, but over 1000 are lying unclaimed.<p>Image: Shutterstock/Low Chin Han<p>“I am sweating as I write this… I must utter words all too familiar to this scarred community: We have been hacked.”<p>That is what Defcon, the current administrator of the infamous black …

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Russia 'supported torture of Kiev politician’

Ukraine’s acting president calls for 'anti-terrorist operation’ against pro-Moscow separatists after body of a murdered town councillor is found<p>The acting Ukrainian president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said on Tuesday that Russia had supported the torture and murder of a local politician in the east of …

U.S. Says It's Monitoring For Possible North Korea Nuclear Test

The United States is urging North Korea to refrain from a new nuclear test amid indications of "heightened activity" at Pyongyang's Punggye-ri test site.<p>"We have certainly seen the press reports ... regarding possible increased activity in North Korea's nuclear test site," State Department …

Politician Found Dead In Ukraine's East, Turchinov Calls For New Operation

By Alastair Macdonald and Darya Korsunskaya<p>KIEV/MOSCOW, April 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of …

A Mars Mission for Budget Travelers

Twenty years and $100 billion could get us there, panel says.<p>Sending astronauts to Mars could be done at a small fraction of the cost of developing and flying the F-35 fighter jet, according to a rough estimate put forward by a panel of NASA, industry, and academic experts. The panel will present …

Russia's Sergey Lavrov: U.S. 'running the show' in Kiev 'without any scruples'

The Ukraine crisis simmered Wednesday, if not with actual fighting, then with fighting words from the key outside players in the conflict: the United States and Russia, whose foreign minister accused Washington of "running the show" in Kiev.<p>In an interview with state-run RT, Russian Foreign …

Ukraine: US and Russia move troops into position

As the US moves 600 airborne troops into the Baltics, Russia responds with naval exercises in the Caspian. Roll over the symbols to see where troops are being gathered around the Ukraine

US Sends Troops to Eastern Europe

There is new tension in the Ukraine crisis: The U.S. military is sending Russia a strong message Wednesday morning by taking part in military exercises in Eastern Europe. NBC's Richard Engel reports.<p>Read more here.

What’s Moscow’s game plan for eastern Ukraine?

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Ex-Soldiers Are Being Given MDMA to Help Them Forget About War

Traumatized by the deaths of two of his friends in a truck-bomb attack, Tony Macie was prescribed conventional medication to treat his PTSD after returning to the US. When that wasn’t working out for him, he started to research alternative remedies.<p><i>Tony Macie</i><p>If hanging out with a bunch of strangers …

How to 3D Print Synthetic Tissue Out of Water Droplets

A new company is developing technology to print tissue-like materials for surgery and drug testing.<p>In recent years we’ve heard a lot about people trying to 3D print actual living cells into biological materials and body parts, like blood vessels, cancer tumours, and even almost-complete organs …

Drug Test

Boy released by kidnapper after singing gospel music

ATLANTA -- A young boy's love of gospel music may have saved his life.<p>Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.<p>But Willie's …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Earth Science

Will nuclear-powered spaceships take us to the stars?

In the 1950s, rocket scientists dreamed of atomic-powered spaceships. Now these far-fetched designs might help a new generation explore the cosmos.<p>Project Orion has to be the most audacious, dangerous and downright absurd space programme ever funded by the US taxpayer. This 1950s design involved …

Nuclear Energy

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.<p>Lavrov’s comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with …

Washington, DC Could Be the Next Place to Legalize and Tax Weed

A legalization measure will likely appear on the November midterm ballot.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>Washington, DC could be the next place to legalize marijuana in the United States after the city’s Board of Elections gave permission to a grassroots group to begin collecting signatures to put a …

Your Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer

Working in America’s everyday black-market economy<p>As “Carlo” walks around New York City, his gentle manner, warm smile, and crisp button-down shirts do nothing to betray that he has some $10,000 in illegal drugs stashed in his pockets.<p>In his 30s and from the Upper West Side, Carlo is a dealer in …

Venezuela Arrests U.S. Citizen for Arms Dealing, Tweets He Is a 'Mercenary'

Venezuelan authorities have arrested an allegedly heavily armed American citizen on Tuesday, accusing him of being a "mercenary," according to …