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8 otherworldly landscapes on planet Earth

You don’t have to hop a flight to Mars to see out-of-this-world landscapes. From Krypton-style crystal caves to strange rock formations, Earth gives the seven other planets in our solar system a run for their money. Here are eight of the most jaw-dropping, alien-like places on Mother Earth.<p>1. Salar …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Thunder-Spurs Game 2: Spurs Big 3 goes down in history

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker have won the most playoff games of any trio in NBA history.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff schedule,</b> …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

33 Burning Questions From Round 1

From the Wizards to the Warriors, there are all kinds of issues that need to be addressed in these NBA playoffs<p>Now THIS is a Round 1, my friends. Do …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

Doc's L.A. Story

LOS ANGELES — The day before I left for Los Angeles was what passes for warm in Boston, which means hoodies and layers instead of puffy coats and down. The snow mounds had melted down to their sooty essence, eroding into impossibly grotesque monuments to the nightmare we had all endured these past …

NBA All-Star Game 2014: Starting Lineup, Reserves, Roster Breakdown

NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 will culminate with the annual East vs. West star-studded showdown.<p>Sunday's 63rd NBA All-Star Game will not only feature a handful of the planet's best players, but a plethora of eye-popping displays of athleticism and skill as well.<p>Headlined by LeBron James and Kevin …

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

Doomsday

Environment: News & features

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …