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The Secret, Hypocritical Gay World of ISIS

The murder of a 15-year-old teenager, thrown to his death by ISIS for being gay, not only reveals—yet again—the terror group’s murderous homophobia, …

LGBTQI

New study finds that iPhones are actually more vulnerable than Android phones

The war between Apple and Android has always led to heated debate — sometimes leading even to bloodshed. People love to argue which is better, which has the best apps, and which is safer from viruses and malware.<p>Most people tend to think Apple's closed-off iOS ecosystem is safer, but a new study …

Research

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

The state's comprehensive nondiscrimination law made the complaint possible.<p>In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions. But this sort of discrimination is illegal under Iowa law, so a black trans …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

These are the 7 easy steps a teen used to hack the director of the CIA

The hacker and his group posted documents online, including a list of email addresses allegedly from Brennan's contact file. They also said they'd obtained other documents, like a letter from the Senate asking the CIA to stop its use of "harsh interrogation techniques" (basically, torture), and a …

After two days with the new Google phone, I'm already convinced it's one of the best phones ever made

Google secretly makes amazing phones. I'm not talking "Android" — that's an operating system: the software that runs the phone. I'm talking about hardware. Phones! Real phones! Made by Google! They're called "Nexus" phones.<p>People <i>loved</i> the Nexus 5 back in 2013.<p>Google doesn't manufacture the phones …

Starbucks History: The Espresso Roast

The story behind our quintessential roast<p>Dave Olsen was <i>the</i> coffee guy.<p>He created our Espresso Roast back in 1975. And even though times and palates …

Coffee

The internet is desperately trying to solve this disturbing puzzle that was hidden inside a CD mailed from Poland

The internet loves creepy puzzles with occult overtones — and now a new one is spreading through message boards and social media.<p>The sleuthing began when Johny from GadgetZZ.com allegedly received an anonymous CD in the mail from Poland. Stored on the CD was a black-and-white video of a man dressed …

New breakthroughs for fundamental problems in computer science

Eat bacon, don't jog and NEVER eat fruit: Health guru reveals the 10 surprising ways YOU can shed the pounds and get fit

Forget salads - bacon, cheese and cream are the key to weight loss.<p>Eating fat - rather than carbohydrates - is the key to slimming down, according to …

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DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

Plenty of things can go wrong in DNA testing in a run-of-the-mill case. Problems with interpreting the sample, determining the right match …

Genetics

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

You Asked: Should I Eat 3 Big Meals Or Lots of Small Ones?

Compared to the traditional “three squares” approach to eating, the concept of grazing on micro-meals spread throughout the day is popular among …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Researchers Just Found The Easiest Way To Help You Lose Weight, And It's Something You Already Do Every Day

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water. Aside from its benefits to your skin, muscles, organs, and digestion, it detoxifies, prevents certain cancers, and can improve your post-workout mood. Heck, when you're a baby, you're 75 …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

Immune System

How Do Motorcycles Lean So Far Without Tipping Over?

Riding a motorcycle is just like riding a bike except it's much faster—oh, and you don't have to pedal. In both cases, the two wheeled vehicle can …

The counterintuitive secret to weight loss Coca-Cola doesn’t want you to know

A new campaign urges us to focus on getting more exercise. Reams of data tell us that’s not enough<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>August 12, 2015 5:28pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Don’t stress too much about cutting calories if you want to shed pounds—focus on getting more …

Holistic Medicine

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests.<p>The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as dangerous to humans as group M, which has infected more …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

7 Basic Life Hacks Men Shouldn’t Ignore

David<p>David is a strength coach and bestselling Men's Health author. You can follow him at HowToBeast.com.<p><i>“We are what we repeatedly do.”</i><br>– …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …