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10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Arctic Aerial Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected …

Snowmobiling

A Positive Example of the Internet Comforting a Grieving Stranger

A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."<p>Yesterday a parent posted this photo (right) on Reddit with a request:<p>"My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

President Barack Obama couldn’t have been more blunt in acknowledging that the U.S. crossed a moral line in its treatment of war-on-terror prisoners.<p>“We tortured some folks,” Obama said during a White House news conference Friday. “When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, …

Nepal: aerial footage shows destruction caused by huge landslide

Aerial footage shows the destruction caused by a landslide in Nepal as rescuers rule out the chance of finding any more survivors<p>Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern <b>Nepal</b>, where army troops used explosives to blast a …

Biological parents are 'morally responsible' for abandoned baby, say Australian officials

Thai surrogate mother says request by Australian couple for her to abort Down's syndrome twin was "not human"<p>Australian officials said the couple who refused to take a baby born with Down's syndrome from the surrogate mother they had paid to give birth to him had "moral responsibility" for his …

Houston tragedy: Two babies die in separate day cares one day apart

Houston authorities are probing the deaths of an infant and a toddler one day apart in homes the state says are being used as unlicensed day care facilities.<p>The victims were a 2-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Houston Police, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Harris County Child …

Nepal landslide: no hope for more than 150 people buried in debris – rescuers

More than 160 people are feared dead after a huge landslide hit in northern Nepal.<p>Ten deaths have been confirmed following Saturday’s disaster but rescuers said there was no chance of saving any of the more than 150 people believed still buried under the rubble.<p>Police and army rescuers helped by …

Bomb kills religious leader and guards in northwest Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb killed a Pakistani religious leader and two of his guards as they traveled to a celebration at a northwestern shrine on Monday, police said, as officers prepared for a militant backlash over a continuing military operation.<p>Pakistan launched a military …

Conflicting claims over Thai surrogate baby case

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1098000/1098369_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534419039_a469c93b6051bef30b39afecac21123c<p><b>An Australian couple have denied abandoning a baby boy with Down's Syndrome, who was born to a surrogate mother in Thailand.</b><p>Pattharamon Chanbua, 21, …

China earthquake strikes prompting huge rescue mission - video

CCTV footage captures the moment a powerful earthquake strikes Ludian county in south-west China, leading to a large-scale rescue effort to search for survivors. Aerial footage of Zhaotong city shows flattened buildings. Nearly 400 people were killed and almost 2,000 injured when the 6.1-magnitude …

Israel declares partial Gaza truce but fighting goes on in Rafah

The Israeli military said it had resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip on Monday, ending a self-declared unilateral ceasefire that had been in effect for much of the day.<p>Israel had declared a seven-hour “humanitarian window” in Gaza amid international outrage at the third deadly attack on a UN …

China quake death toll climbs to 398 as rescuers seek survivors

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit southwestern China on Sunday climbed to 398 people, state media reported on Monday.<p>China said it had dispatched thousands of armed police, soldiers and firefighters to the scene. Premier Li Keqiang visited the town on …

Gaza crisis: Talks continue as Palestinian death toll approaches 700 – as it happened

We're going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here's a summary of where things stand:<p>• <b>Israel continued to strike Gaza on Wednesday, killing dozens of Palestinians in Khan Yunis</b> in the south and elsewhere. The Israeli military said it destroyed Hamas tunnels and seized weapons. …

Slump in iPad sales takes the shine off Apple's revenue results

Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit, the computing firm's shares dipped in after-hours trading as sales of its tablet fell to 13.3m from …

MH17: US intelligence says Russia 'created conditions' for plane disaster

US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists.<p>But in a partial declassification of US intelligence on Tuesday, …

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …