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James Gandolfini: master Soprano, dies of suspected heart attack in Italy http://bit.ly/16NwLDj James Gandolfini's life and career - in pictures: http://bit.ly/17ZVibj Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images

Secrets, lies and America’s spies

CONSTANT vigilance: that is the task of the people who protect society from enemies intent on using subterfuge and violence to get their way. It is …

Over 200,000 people have marched in Brazil's major cities to protest the billions of dollars spent on the Confederations Cup and higher public transport costs. http://fw.to/uPM7Qad Our gallery of the demonstrations: http://fw.to/2r6cPVZ Photo: Reuters/Paulo Santos

‘I don’t need a licence; I stole my television’, and 11 other ridiculous excuses

Excuses for not buying a TV licence are verging on the absurd, it seems, after one fee dodger claimed he only used the glow of his goggle box as a …

"It will still be tough, but I am more confident than I have been in a long time that ExoMars will now happen" http://bbc.in/16emQ8T Europe's plans to explore Mars with a satellite in 2016 and a rover in 2018 have taken a big step forward with the signing of new industrial contracts. Known jointly as ExoMars, the missions have come perilously close to cancellation on a number of occasions.

Daily chart: The UN's latest World Population Prospects expects the world to grow from 7.2 billion people today to 9.6 billion in 2050. This is 300m more than it had previously estimated, and reflects increases to the fertility rates in sub-Saharan countries such as Nigeria and Ethiopia, and other populous countries. Today's chart reveals the world's population by region from 2013 to forecasts for 2050 http://econ.st/11lJCvC

Nigella Lawson: from domestic goddess to the face of domestic violence: http://bit.ly/11JkSJn The photographs of Charles Saatchi grabbing his wife by the throat are so shocking because they remind us that Lawson's life isn't as picture-perfect as it looks on screen. Photograph: David Fisher/Rex Features

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

Worried who’s watching your web browsing? Adafruit’s Onion Pi Tor Proxy project creates a private, portable Wi-Fi access point - http://tcrn.ch/ZZGxAu

Apple iOS 7 Hidden Settings Reveal New Features And Gesture Controls (video)

Settings discovered in the first beta release of the new Apple iOS 7 mobile operating system, which was unveiled at the beginning of this month …

The 10 best DSLRs you can buy right now

For decades, the DSLR (digital SLR) has been the top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. Whether you're a …

ClearPlex shoots Samsung Galaxy S4 screen protector with a gun-toting drone

We’ve seen plenty of videos showing electronics being killed by taking a bullet. This is more of the same. With a twist. A deadly twist. There’s a …

Screen Protector

Apple iOS 7 Running On An iPad (Video)

On Monday we saw what Apple iOS 7 may look like on the iPad, and now a video has appeared online which is reported to be an early Alpha build of iOS …

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

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Karim Nafani, Pilot, Photographs Views From The Cockpit (PHOTOS)

Here's a brief list of things we love: an empty beach, the city at dusk in the summer time, a sidewalk without lots of tourists, taking the train up the Hudson and, oh yea, super cool photos shot from an airplane's cockpit of the earth below.<p>Pilot and not-so-amateur photographer Karim Nafani (see …

Double Exposure Portraits

The Bulgarian photographer Aneta Ivanova suggests a delicate softness in its clichés using the technique of double exposure. Female bodies and …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Discover the endless design possibilities of metal cladding.<p>“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Every façade tells a story. Discover how polycarbonate shapes experience.<p>Millions of metal petals make …

Architecture

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Robin van Persie dazzles kids with freestyle football skills – video

Robin van Persie, the Manchester United forward, shows off his incredible football skills at his own freestyle tournament in Rotterdam, the …

People who like whips and chains in the bedroom are ‘healthier than those that don’t’

If you like using whips and chains in the bedroom, you may be healthier than those who do not, a new survey suggests.<p>People taking part in bondage, …

Forget China: technology manufacturing is coming home

Google's Motorola, Apple and Lenovo are manufacturing more and more in the US. It's easy for us to see why firms are shifting work back from the Far East, says Patrick Mathews, managing director of accessories firm Breffo.<p>Breffo, currently one of the UK's largest manufacturers of consumer …

'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study.<p>Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli.<p>At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a …

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10 Most Exciting Album Intros

The other day in the NME office, I overheard one of my esteemed colleagues make the bold claim that U2’s ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’ was the …

Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr? http://gu.com/p/3g75v Photograph: Chris Stewart/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis

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Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

Urban Zoom Photography

Avec sa série intitulée sobrement « Urban Zoom », le photographe allemand Jakob Wagner nous offre de superbes clichés en longue-exposition dans …