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NYPD officers accessed Black Lives Matter activists' texts, documents show

Undercover officers in the New York police department infiltrated small groups of Black Lives Matter activists and gained access to their text messages, according to newly released NYPD documents obtained by the Guardian.<p>The records, produced in response to a freedom of information lawsuit led by …

If you want to be a millionaire, it's better to be a software engineer than a pro athlete

There's no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well.<p>But consider this: The career span for an athlete is short and the rank-and-file pros don't get paid nearly so much as the top players. In the NFL, the average career length is 3.5 years with the lifetime earning potential of …

EU announces deal to end all wireless roaming charges starting June 2017

The European Union took a big step toward creating a Digital Single Market today with the announcement of a deal that would end roaming charges for mobile consumers across the continent.<p>The plan had originally been announced two years ago when the European Commission unveiled an ambitious plan to …

Scientists need to wake up to the opportunities of Brexit

It’s easy for UK researchers to focus on the downsides of leaving the EU. A House of Lords report today calls for a more positive approach<p>Theresa May made sweeping changes when she was catapulted into Downing Street. New departments were created, and the government had acquired a fresh mission – …

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 1, Pacific Islands - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

This is the first in a series on sunsets - no commentary, just pictures, by no means exhaustive, just snapped and now chosen at random - not only of the great golden orb itself dipping below the horizon or the brilliant palette with which it splashes the sky, but also of the magical golden …

Samsung's exploding phones are causing a nightmare for the company in China

The company is facing a growing backlash from Chinese customers and even the country's government after it refused to recall the phone there.<p>China is a lucrative market for smartphone manufacturers, and Apple is doing all it can to gain market share there. There was a time last year when Apple was …

Virtual reality helps Germany catch last Nazi war criminals

Lack of knowledge no longer an excuse as precise 3D model of Auschwitz, showing gas chambers and crematoria, helps address atrocities<p>German prosecutors and police have developed 3D technology to help them catch the last living Nazi war criminals with a highly precise model of Auschwitz.<p>The virtual …

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years

SpaceX founder tells meeting of astronautical experts that his only purpose is to ‘make life interplanetary’, revealing plans for reusable ship to Mars<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three …

Here's What Jack Ma Thinks American Voters are Getting Wrong

Jack Ma hears the message American voters are sending in this election, and he doesn’t like it.<p>During a discussion on global trade at the United …

This Suburban Dad Positioned His One-Man Business To Break $2 Million This Year

Not many people break $1 million in a one-person business. Laszlo Nadler, whose startup appeared in this blog last year, blasted through that milestone in 2015. This year, the father-of-two, based in East Brunswick, N.J., is on track to break $2 million at his Amazon store Tools4Wisdom—and still …

25 incredible things you didn't know about Estonia

To mark Estonian Independence Day (February 24), here are a few things you didn't know about the Baltic state.<p>1. It's mostly female<p>The country has distinctly more women than men. For every 100 females in Estonia, there are 84 men – only the Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory in the Pacific, …

The final days of Al Jazeera America

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/media/2016/01/13/al-jazeera-america-will-soon-shut-down.cnnmoney_1024x576.mp4<p>Al Jazeera America's employees didn't see it coming. They thought they had more time.<p>The cable news channel was always a gamble. Everyone knew that -- the anchors, the producers, the …

7 Ways to Use Your Vendors to Finance Your Growth

Russ owned a successful contracting business that did large "tenant improvement" (TI's) projects for building owners.<p>In his industry it is common practice that a contractor will have to float the materials and initial labor of a new job for 15-45 days before they receive their first payment from …

Hayfever drugs raise risk of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington say pensioners taking over-the-counter drugs like Benadryl and Nytol should tell their doctors and stop taking medication if it is not needed<p>Over-the counter hayfever tables, sleeping pills or asthma drugs significantly raise the risk of developing …

'Somali immigrants' cause pub closures, says minister

Liberal Democrat communities minister says pubs are being forced out of business by the arrival of non-drinking immigrants<p>Pubs are closing as a result of Somali immigrants arriving in Britain, a Government minister has said.<p>Stephen Williams, the Liberal Democrat communities minister, told the House …

Scottish island goes on sale complete with idyllic beaches and a herd of seals... and it only costs £350k

The desolate island, just off the coast of Stronsay in the Orkney Islands, has no electricity, running water or habitable buildings<p>There are no houses, no electricity or running water and it can only be inhabited for up to three months a year.<p>But this Scottish island has been put on the market for …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

How Apple Becomes A $1 Trillion Company

It's up 48% this year, surging past a $700 billion valuation.<p>It's a stunning reversal for the company. In April 2013, Wall Street had given up on Apple. The stock was less than half what it trades for today.<p>People thought the iPhone was done. They thought Apple was doomed. The New York Times was …

Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis

“Although it is a waste of time to argue with a paranoid patient about his delusions, he may still be persuaded to keep them to himself, to repress them as far as possible and to forgo the aggressive action they might suggest, in general to conduct his life as if they did not exist.”<p>This quote from …

McDonald's CEO: Here's Why We Don't Want To Be Like Chipotle

(McDonald's was an early investor in Chipotle but divested in 2006.)<p>Fast-casual restaurants don't offer full table service, but provide customers with higher quality food — and at higher prices — than what's typically served at fast-food chains.<p>Those restaurants also give you more ways to customize …

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Peru’s New Cocaine

Gold has become South America’s most illicit commodity.<p><i>A gold buyer in La Pampa displays a recently purchased flake of pure gold extracted from the mines. All photos by the author</i><p>Peru has the second-largest amount of rain forest in the world, but swaths of it are rapidly disappearing. Illegal gold …

Spredfast's 'Spark' helps marketers figure out what customers are talking about and when to speak up

Social marketing startup Spredfast debuted a new service today that should help businesses connect with the collective conversation customers are having via Twitter.<p>The service, called Spark, is actually a pretty powerful tool if you have no idea how to approach social marketing. Spark scans …

Daily Inspiration #1755

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Global 3D Printing Market Grows by 34.9%

The global 3D printing industry has grown by 34.9% over the past year, its highest increase in 17 years.<p>A report by Wohlers Associate, a consultancy, …

Coca-Cola likely to bow to pressure from Buffett on pay

Coca-Cola Co. KO, -0.58% likely will revise its executive-compensation plan before it goes into effect next year, bowing to pressure from billionaire …

How 3-D Printers Could Change Our Diets

The Plate<p><b>This year is poised to be the inaugural year of instamatic cuisine, with 3-D food printers hitting the shelves any month now.</b><p>Food printers work just like the non-culinary 3-D printers already on the market: Choose the design for an object (say, an iPhone case, or a bracelet) on your …

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

Shotkit: See What Essential Gear The Pros Use

Once or twice a year, car ‘Owner’s Clubs’ gather in a field with the same sorts of cars, comparing, showcasing, and lifting up the hoods. Frankly, in …

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat

If you’re a Cellular One customer in Louisiana or Texas and need to talk to a doctor, you now have a very high-tech option. You can conduct a video …