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Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 361,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces by Rembrandt Included!

We all found it impressive when Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online. "Users can explore the entire collection, which is …

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5 good reasons to think Jesus never existed

A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity<p>Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named …

How To Backup Gmail Accounts (+Restore)

It is quite common practice to upload all your important data on Email services in order to use them when required. This is quite handy, you can …

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

<b>2. Flaxseeds</b><br>Rich in protein and fiber, these little seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines in the skin. <i>The British Journal of Nutrition</i> reported that participants in one study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s daily in 6 weeks experienced …

31 Facebook Tips & Tricks

Use these amazing Facebook tips and tricks to get more out of Facebook. We’ll show you how to enjoy using Facebook again on your computer, iPhone, …

How To: The Easiest Way to Free Up Storage on Your Android Device

The more we use our smartphones, the more storage space becomes occupied—it's an inescapable fact. But as the data accumulates and chokes off our …

Apps

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

<b>A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been rediscovered more than a hundred years after it was first published.</b><p>Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the story, titled Sherlock Homes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar, in 1904 to raise money for a bridge in Selkirk, Scotland.<p>It …

Literature

Copenhagen shootings: hundreds attend funeral of gunman

An estimated 500 people attend burial of Omar el-Hussein, the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Denmark<p>Hundreds of people attended the burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend.<p>The body of Omar el-Hussein was placed in an unmarked grave …

Islam

Lenovo Releases Tool To Remove The Sketchy Exploitable “SuperFish” Garbage It Pre-Loaded On Laptops

Earlier this week, word started spreading that Lenovo had been pre-installing a sketchy adware program called “SuperFish” onto many of its Windows PCs for months.<p>Then researchers started finding nasty vulnerabilities — namely, that SuperFish was using some pretty ugly hacks to tinker with your …

Cybersecurity

Lenovo's Superfish security snafu blows up in its face

The preloaded Superfish adware does more than hijack website ads in a browser. It also exposes Lenovo owners to a simple but dangerous hack that could spell disaster.<p>Removing software that comes with your brand-new Windows computer can be frustrating, but recently discovered software on new Lenovo …

Cybersecurity

“My first impulse is to call you a dumb Obama ass-licking c**t”: “American Sniper” fans tell me off

I dared criticize “American Sniper.” You’d be horrified by the response from aggressive, deluded “patriots”<p>The fans defending “American Sniper” reveal more about our nation's problems than the movie itself.<p>“American Sniper” opened to almost immediate controversy as critics suggested that the film’s …

How to protect your anonymity online

Protecting your identity online might seem impossible, but there are several measures that web users can take to protect their privacy<p>The revelations by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 about the mass surveillance programmes organised by the US and other governments …

Major security failure exposes Lenovo users to attack

Lenovo's Superfish bug just went from bad to worse, as researchers have turned up an easy way to take advantage of the security flaws opened up by the pre-installed software. Superfish is present on Lenovo laptops sold between September 2014 and January 2015, although Lenovo says no Thinkpads were …

The secret madness of Adolf Hitler

What a mysterious ailment during World War I reveals about the motivations of history’s greatest monster<p>All the records agree that on Tuesday, 15 October 1918, a little over a week before the Armistice, Adolf Hitler was blinded by poison gas. A hardened veteran, his four years of service with the …

Diana Cooper: Darling Monster review – the kind of primary source that historians drool over

This collection of letters from Lady Diana Cooper to her son John Julius, the “Darling Monster” of the title, is an absolute treat. Spanning the period 1939 to 1952, Diana’s missives, full of anecdotes and riveting society gossip, entertain and move in equal measure.<p>Daughter not of her official …

Top 5 Android Apps that Help You Fall Asleep

Have you ever laid in bed at night, hoping to fall asleep but really just staring at the roof or mindlessly playing with your phone?<p>I’d be extremely …

Apps

MyScript Smart Note Uses Super-Smart Handwriting Recognition To Make Taking Notes A Breeze

You might be familiar with the MyScript Calculator, which lets you jot down math problems and solves them on the spot. It's creepy accurate, and now …

I'm Not Looking to Be Saved

"Are you religious?"<p>My brow furrowed with confusion. I'd just told this family friend, a retired dentist, that I had narcolepsy. I wasn't sure why he was asking about religion.<p>"I consider myself spiritual, but not religious," I stammered.<p>"Do you pray?"<p>"No..."<p>"See, that's the problem," he explained …

My Christian virginity pledge nearly destroyed me

<b>(Oleg Gekman via Shutterstock)</b><p>At the age of 10, I vowed to stay pure until I married. I finally realized my body belongs to me and not the church<p>Samantha Pugsley<p>August 10, 2014 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on xoJane.<p><i>"Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself,</i> …

Why Do Lesbians Often Like Masculine Women, Yet Have No Attraction to Men of Equal Masculinity/Femininity?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do lesbians often like masculine women, yet have no attraction to men of equal masculinity/femininity?</i><p><i>Answer by Erica Friedman, The Librarian is IN, 5₵</i><p>This question starts with a presumption - lesbians like masculine women. This is not generalizably …

LGBTQI

Morrissey Dropped by Record Label

Move comes a few days after singer complained online about lack of support<p>Morrissey has once again been set adrift without a record label. True To …

Morrissey

New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

There are barely any mountain bikers, climbers, skydivers or skiers left who don’t have a GoPro camera attached to their helmet. Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however. You could just speed those videos up, but then they become completely …

Israel Doesn't Get a Free Pass, but Anti-Semitism Doesn't Either

For some, criticizing Israel is equated with being an anti-Semite. Just the other day, someone on my social media called the world "anti-Semitic" and claimed that rather than paying attention to what Israel is doing, people should focus on Bashar Al-Assad in Syria and the Islamic State in Iraq. …

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An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer

Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.<p>In a widely shared <i>Onion</i> article from a few days ago, scientists "announced" that an Ebola vaccine was still 50 white people away. This was a jab at pharmaceutical companies, who, cynics think, will only set their R&D wheels in motion if …

Forget Christopher Hitchens: Atheism in America is undergoing a radical change

<b>Christopher Hitchens (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Having a conversation about atheism today by talking about Hitchens and Dawkins proves you aren’t paying attention<p>Chris Hall<p>June 5, 2014 12:25pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It's surprising just how much media analysis, both …

Thomas Piketty and Elizabeth Warren: Trickle-down economics is magical thinking

<b>Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Piketty (Reuters/Joshua Roberts/Charles Platiau)</b><p>The senator and popular author examine why the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, and how we can fight it<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>June 5, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In Boston this past …

Inside the diaries of polygamous wives: Life as an early Mormon woman

Research has uncovered a stunning collection of writings that reveal the complexities of a polygamous life<p>By 1860, Angelina Farley, a farmer’s wife, and Henrietta Williams, a doc­tor’s wife, had plenty of opportunities to cross paths. Both had been born in the Northeast—Angelina in 1830 in New York …

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Former naval officer Bernard Jordan returns safely to his nursing home after sneaking out to catch a ferry to Normandy<p>Published: 7 Jun 2014<p>UK veterans group will never again walk in their hundreds through the white rows of headstones of Bayeux war cemetery<p>Published: 6 Jun 2014<p>'I was the only one …

The Death of Casanova

At the Count von Waldstein’s château at Dux in Bohemia (now Duchcov in the Czech Republic) Giacomo Casanova, ‘great lover’, adventurer, confidence …

Literature