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11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Here's The Reality Behind The Futuristic Weapons In 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

We called up the developers at Activision's Sledgehammer Games to ask for the details.<p>"Because the experience would be pushing people's boundaries of what is believable, we wanted to show that the research was real," said Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head at Sledgehammer.<p>It became a hard …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Wealth gap between whites and minorities is growing, Pew says

An unequal economic recovery has helped create the largest wealth gap between minorities and whites in more than a decade, a new report found.<p>The gap has grown, as white Americans -- who are more likely to own stocks -- rode surging financial markets to greater wealth, the Pew Research Center said …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: What's the Most Toxic Snake?

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Technically, it's the inland taipan—but other snakes are more dangerous.<p>Snakes are sneaky-even questions about them can wiggle right out of your grasp.<p>When Arocha Musa of Kampala, Uganda, wrote in asking, "What makes the cobra the most dangerous snake?" we quickly …

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Adventure<p>Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts …

Ski Area

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

5 Rules for Pairing Wine With Food

It's good to have some guidelines -- you have to know the rules to break them.<p><i>Today, Guest editor Mimi Thorisson is sharing</i> <i>her favorite ways to enjoy Bordeaux wines.</i><p>Acceptable wine pairings have come a long way since James Bond could (almost) spot a traitor by his ineptitude at the table. ("Red …

James Bond

PS4, Xbox One, Wii U – which console should you buy this Christmas? Part one

If you’re thinking of upgrading your games machine for the festive season, but don’t know which to go for, here’s part one of our comprehensive guide<p>It’s Christmas list season and it’s possible that if you have children or a tech-loving adult in your household, one of them will have cheekily …

Original police file in infamous wrongful conviction missing

Daniel Taylor's lawsuit marks at least the fourth recent court case in which missing or suddenly rediscovered Chicago police files have been an issue.<p>Daniel Taylor alleges in a federal lawsuit he spent two decades in prison for a double murder he didn't commit because Chicago police detectives …

Darren Wilson, Ferguson Officer Who Shot Michael Brown, Resigns

U.S. news<p>Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, on Saturday resigned from the department, his attorney told NBC News.<p>The shooting death of Brown, 18, on Aug. 9 touched off angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, some of which involved looting and …

Protest

Xbox One beats PlayStation 4 on Black Friday, according to market-research firm

Microsoft really wants to win this holiday season, and it looks like the price cuts and game bundles are working.<p>The Xbox One dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft’s latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …