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Chinese computer hack attacks slow ahead of Obama summit: experts | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major intrusions by Chinese hackers of U.S. companies’ computer systems appear to have slowed in recent months, private-sector experts say, ahead of a meeting between China’s president and President Barack Obama with cyber security on the agenda.<p>A man types on a computer …

Japan passes controversial security laws | Politics

When World War II ended, allied forces made it a condition of surrender for Japan to have a military limited only to self defence.<p>Seventy years later, Japan says it needs a stronger military and has passed a law that could lead to its forces being deployed abroad.<p>The issue has sparked protests, …

How ‘Human’ Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

Evolution

30,000-Year-Old Virus Discovered in Siberia

Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Al Fenn—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Al …

Public Health

This map shows where women outnumber men around the world

Overall, the number of men to women in the world is a pretty evenly split.<p>More accurately, there are 101.8 men for every 100 women, according to data from the UN.<p>However, when it comes to individual countries, there are huge differences in the proportions of men to women, according to a map put …

In a swipe at Japan, North Korea creates new time zone

North Korea is frequently accused of turning back the clock on human rights, economic development and diplomacy.<p>But on Friday, the impoverished and reclusive nation took the expression to a whole new level.<p>North Korea will adopt a new time zone -- Pyongyang Time -- to cast off the legacy of "wicked …

New Evidence Ancient Chinese Explorers Landed in America Excites Experts

John A. Ruskamp Jr., Ed.D., reports that he has identified an outstanding, history-changing treasure hidden in plain sight. High above a walking path …

4 Things Women Are Banned From Doing in Japan

While much headway has been made in Japan regarding women's rights, the country still has a few prevailing bans that are proving more stubborn to eliminate.<p><b>1. Climbing to the top of Mount Omine</b><p>Wikipedia (MightyAtome)<p><i>Reason: Women are a "distraction"</i><p>Mount Omine in Nara Prefecture (officially known …

Fox News doctor says men are allowed to hit women now because of the “gender equality movement”

Keith Ablow told “Fox & Friends” that a man should never hit a girl, even if that means banning co-ed sports<p>Fox News' resident "doctor" Keith Ablow blames co-ed sports and the gender equality movement for perpetuating a culture that tells people like Florida State University quarterback De'Andre …

The Flâneur: Black and White Hamburg - Photographs by Giacomo Brunelli | LensCulture

<i>The theme of the 2015 Hamburg Triennale of Photography was “The Day Will Come.” Across the city, exhibition halls, galleries and old warehouses were re-purposed to examine the question of the future—in photography, and in general.</i><p><i>Here, we share one of our favorite discoveries from the festival: an</i> …

5 Tips to Maximize Your Time Behind the Camera

Time and timing is so important in outdoor photography. For sunrises, you need to get up early to arrive with setup time to photograph the blue hues …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Breaking into Commercial Photography

<i>This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today,</i> …

9 Species of Photographer You Can Spot in the Wild

Our buddies over at DigitalRev TV made this humorous nature documentary parody about 9 species of amateur photographer you find out in the wild. From …

Photography

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

9 things only musicians find annoying

13 May 2015, 17:32<p>Terrible miming on TV shows, airline hand baggage restrictions and inappropriate use of classical music are just the beginning…<p>1. …

The Well Rounded Musician

<i>A guest post by Pamela Rose</i>Much is said about nurturing the “well rounded musician”. Examining boards, conservatoires and teachers aspire to …

The Chinese Art of the Crowd

After viewing news photographs from China for years, one of my favorite visual themes is “large crowd formations.” Whether the subject is military parades or world-record attempts, mass exercises or enormous performances, the images are frequently remarkable. The masses of people can look beautiful …

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