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Martian Women Take Over an Otherworldly Puerto Rico

Senen Llanos set painted models against alien landscapes.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>All images courtesy the artist<p>We’re so spoiled by Earth’s natural splendor that many of us take it for granted—a bit ill-advised in this era of devastating climate change. But all around us is a sort of …

How Bakery Breads Get Those Gorgeous Patterns (and How Your Loaves Can, Too)

Slash and learn.<p>You don’t need a specialty <i>lame</i> (French for “blade”) to make professional-level bread at home, but it certainly helps in creating those telltale slash marks. You need a truly razor-sharp edge to make a clean cut; even a sharp paring knife will drag as it moves through the wet dough. …

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We must be careful not to lose what made us great

A country that used to treat all property owners equally is now more interested in discriminating between them for short-term political game<p>There is something special about Britain. It’s not the weather, which is pretty average; it’s our legal institutions that set us apart from the rest. They are …

Mortgage, retail sales data cast doubt over economy

LONDON (Reuters) - British mortgage approvals fell for the first time in four months and retail sales growth softened, casting a shade of uncertainty over hopes that the economy will regain momentum in the final months of the year.<p>A view of semi-detached homes in Bexleyheath, southeast London, May …

How Much Weight Soldiers Carry, and Incredible POV Footage of a Massive Paratrooper Drop

The amount of gear that they jump with is unbelievable<p>An old Army saw has it that<p>The General asks, "What does it do?"<br>The Senator asks, "How much does …

U.S. military is on its way to getting its Iron Man

<b>(CNN) —</b> After an American commando died kicking in a door during a raid in Afghanistan, the top commander of U.S. Special Operations vowed to prevent similar tragedies.<p>Two years later, the U.S. military is closer than ever to putting Iron Man on the front lines -- or at least something that closely …

Why We Melt at Puppy Pictures

Cute babies elicit caregiving behavior in humans—but why do we have the same response to the cute young of other species?<p>Things were great at home. Everyone was getting enough sleep, cleaning all the laundry and dishes, and keeping up with homework. So it seemed like the obvious time to upend it …

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