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VK: the 'Russian Facebook' that has offered Edward Snowden a job

<b>Age:</b> Launched in October 2006.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Almost identical to Facebook.<p><b>What does VK stand for?</b> It's short for VKontakte. Which is Russian for "in contact".<p><b>And what is VK?</b> Russia's biggest social network.<p><b>How big are we talking here?</b> Big. The site has an estimated 46 million users a day and around …

Manning complicates Snowden saga

The Obama administration’s struggle to bring leaker Edward Snowden home to justice keeps running into a daunting hurdle: the international fallout over Pfc. Bradley Manning’s experience in U.S. custody after his own round of secret spilling.<p>Snowden’s family and his supporters around the world have …

Edward Snowden Walked Right Into A Bizarre Alliance Between Wikileaks And Russia

The Kremlin and the renegade publisher haven't overtly coordinated moves in regards to Snowden, but they certainly haven't been working against each other.<p>And the two had a shared history before Snowden arrived on June 23.<p>Here are a few notable details from a tentative timeline of Edward Snowden …

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Why Russia Helped Snowden: 5 Grievances Against the U.S.

Edward Snowden has left the Moscow airport, having been granted a year of temporary asylum by the Russian government. If you're wondering why Putin would antagonize the U.S. like this, allow us to catch you up on the reasons Moscow-Washington relations have been a bit frosty of late.<p><b>Many Americans</b> …

Snowden remains stuck at Moscow airport

A final decision on the NSA leaker's bid for political asylum could take three months.<p>MOSCOW -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden ran into bureaucratic snags in his bid for temporary political asylum and was unable to leave his airport refuge as he had hoped, his lawyer said …

Why Sex Can Make You Look Younger... And Even Hotter

When we complain to our dermatologists about having dull complexions or suffering from adult acne, the last thing we expect them to prescribe is sex. But it turns out getting "busy" has benefits beyond the bedroom (or wherever you choose to get it in).<p>Dr. David Weeks, a British consultant clinical …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Could the NSA use Microsoft's Xbox One to spy on you?

Skype swore wiretaps weren't possible before recent reports. Is Kinect next?<p>You close a laptop when you're not using it. Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table. But the Microsoft Kinect, a camera that will come connected to every new Xbox One game console, gets a …

New Evidence Suggests That Mars Was Once Covered By Huge Oceans

The latest clues were found in photos from NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the planet. The images show what appears to be an ancient river delta, which may have emptied into a vast Martian ocean that inundated up to one-third of the Red Planet long ago, a new study …

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US 'very disappointed' with China's handling of Edward Snowden

The United States on has told China it was upset it did not hand over US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden after he fled to Hong Kong, saying that the decision had undermined relations.<p>President Barack Obama, meeting senior Chinese officials who were in Washington for annual wide-ranging talks, …

Pyramid in Peru torn down by developers

Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20ft (6m) tall pyramid at one of Peru's oldest archaeological sites, cultural officials have …

US and Germany to hold high-level talks over NSA surveillance

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to hold a high-level meeting between security officials from their countries in the coming days to discuss in greater detail reports of surveillance activities by the U.S. National Security Agency, the White House said.<p>In a …

Al-Qaeda pressure cooker bomb plot thwarted in Canada

An al-Qaeda-inspire plot to detonate three pressure-cooker bombs during Monday's Canada Day holiday outside the parliament building in the city of Victoria has been foiled.<p>A <b>Canadian</b> man and woman were arrested, with police seizing their home-made explosives devices.<p>Police said there was no evidence …

Edward Snowden's asylum options narrow

<b>A growing number of countries have rejected the asylum requests of fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, as he attempts to avoid extradition to the US.</b><p>Several states including Spain said applicants had to be on their soil.<p>Mr Snowden, who is at Moscow airport, sent requests to 21 countries in …

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Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

Iris Halmshaw, 3-Year-Old With Autism, Can't Talk; But Her Beautiful Paintings Sell For Hundreds

Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw loves water, trees, wind, dancing on tiptoes and holding things in her left hand. The British toddler cannot talk yet due to her autism, but she is able to express herself through beautiful paintings that have been sold to collectors for hundreds of dollars.<p>Iris …

Are Fire Hydrants Too Socialist?

The following was originally published in Kevin's blog, MyMediaDiary.com.<p>There were bodies everywhere. I'd never seen anything like it before -- especially on a dog-walk...<p>It was a dream of mine since I'd first read the <i>How and Why Wonder Book of Dinosaurs</i> to work on a dig. I dreamed of buried …

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Yoga Religion? California Schools Case Won't Stop Controversy

Is yoga religious?<p>In a closely watched lawsuit in the San Diego-area where a family had sued the Encinitas, Calif. school district for what it saw as government sponsorship of religion for its yoga classes, a judge ruled Monday that yoga has religious roots but is not religious the way it's taught …

Naperville 'Simpsons' Vandal: Police On The Lookout For Colorful 'El Barto' Graffiti Bandit

Property owners in one affluent Chicago suburb are seeing red over a lot yellow.<p>Since early June, a graffiti artist — or maybe several, according to police — has been busy covering the walls of businesses, electrical boxes and garbage containers in downtown Naperville with graffiti centered around …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

How a Doctor Came to Believe in Medical Marijuana

A California M.D. says it’s time to repeal marijuana-prohibition laws. ‘At long last and practically against my will, I am doing the right thing,’ …