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Anonymous prepares for global Million Mask March: share your pictures

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Protesters aligned with the hacktivist movement Anonymous are preparing for mass demonstrations in cities around the world tonight. Protesters are encouraged to wear Guy Fawkes masks and rally around political institutions. Are you going? Share your reasons why and …

Domestic terrorism: Isis housewives told how to prepare battle snacks

After Isis’s success in recruiting women to its cause, the insurgents have launched the Zora Foundation – a media arm that has been dubbed an Isis “finishing school”, and offers tips, advice and even recipes. It’s a guide for women that puts the “domestic” into “domestic terrorism”.<p>Female followers …

Atomic Pin Up Girls

Nuclear testing in the 1950s spawned some strange, pop culture spinoffs ranging from atomic patterned dishes to atomic-inspired lamps and end tables. But by far one of the stranger spinoffs might be the handful of Vegas showgirls who were crowned, however informally, as atomic pinup girls …

The solar explorer built with dead animal bones

A human technology straight from the Stone Age is being adopted for an ambitious 21st Century mission ‒ to study the Sun at close quarters.<p>When I meet him in his office at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, a non-descript industrial town some an hour's drive north of London, Chris Draper is …

Stone Age

China's giant panda triplets at 100 days old: in pictures - Telegraph

Scientists May Have Found the Key to an HIV Cure

<b>The news:</b> There have been exciting advances in HIV and AIDS research in the past year, from a new vaccine that can possibly eradicate the virus to …

First amphibian ichthyosaur fossil found

An ancient marine reptile with seal-like flippers may have been adapted to life on the land as well as in the sea, scientists believe.<p>The 250-million-year-old creature is the first amphibious ichthyosaur known.<p>Its relatives were dolphin-like creatures that swam in the oceans at the time of the …

Palestinian drives car into Israeli soldiers

Israeli police say three soldiers have been wounded, one of them seriously, after a Palestinian drove his car into them on a road near Hebron in the West Bank.<p>Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the driver of the "large commercial vehicle" bearing a Palestinian licence plate fled the scene.<p>The …

New Clock May End Time As We Know It

"My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct," says Tom O'Brian. O'Brian has thought a lot about this over the years. He is America's official timekeeper at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.<p>To him, days, hours, minutes and seconds are a way for …

Sorry, but your shrimp platter didn’t come from the Gulf

We already knew about the mangroves. We knew about the bycatch and habitat destruction. Heck, we knew about the whole SLAVERY thing, but that didn’t …

Seafood

Fracking pollution just went airborne

From contaminated groundwater to polytechnic displays at the kitchen faucet, most of the major concerns around fracking have centered around how …

China’s coal use is actually dropping for the first time this century

We told you last week that the Chinese people are concerned about pollution — according to Pew, they care about it more than we Americans do. And …

Fossil Fuels

Food expiration dates are garbage. Here’s a new label that’ll make you think before you toss.

Food expiration dates are for wussies. No seriously, they’re really not that important. Dates on labels like “best by,” “best-before,” or “enjoy by” …

Inside the Mountain That Used to House Wikileaks's Servers

I talked to Jon Karlung, the chairman of the company that looks after the leak-ennabling activist organziation's data, about his fight for online freedom.<p><i>The meeting room at Pionen. All photos by Emil Nordin</i><p>One hundred and fifteen feet deep under ground, inside a mountain on the Southside in …

The energy myth that refuses to die: Why renewables are taking over in the developing world

Poor nations are embracing clean energy at twice the pace of rich ones, a new report finds<p>People who oppose a global shift to renewable energy sure have some funny ways of trying to make their case. Just last night, for example, someone emailed me to defend Sarah Palin's comparison of climate …

Report: 30 percent of shrimp isn’t what it claims to be

<b>(Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock)</b><p>There’s a good chance you have no idea what you’re eating — and you shouldn’t be OK with that<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>October 30, 2014 2:25pm (UTC)<p>Purchase shrimp in the U.S., and there's a reasonably good chance the thing the you end up with isn't what you've been sold.<p>That's …

I’m disabled — and Greg Abbott is wrong: Why I loved Wendy Davis’ ad

As a disabled Texan, I couldn’t believe Wendy Davis ran that wheelchair ad — but not for the reason you think<p>In the early morning of Nov. 5, 2014, when the confetti is being vacuumed from the conference room floors and the trash bags are being stuffed with half-eaten finger foods, empty beer …