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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 …

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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 | Reuters

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 …

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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>By<p>Robert M. Sapolsky<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 …