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How To Make A Secret Phone Call

To show how hard phone privacy can be, one artist examined the CIA, consulted hackers, and went far off the map (with a stop at Rite Aid).<p>There’s a lot you can find in the depths of the dark web, but in 2013, photographer and artist Curtis Wallen managed to buy the ingredients of a new identity. …

Surveillance

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

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5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

<b>RELATED:</b> 7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight<p>Part of the problem is that bigger bodies burn more calories, so the smaller you get, the harder you have to work in order to drop pounds. But that doesn't mean you have to starve or kill yourself at the gym to lose more fat.<p>We called up celebrity trainer …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Charlie Hebdo

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

Physics

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

<b>Do a Nighttime Workout</b><br>You know that sweating can help you drop pounds, but you may think that exercising too close to bedtime can keep you up at night. Luckily, that's not true; a 2013 survey from the National Sleep Foundation found that active people are 56 to 67 percent more likely to say they …

Fitness

Turns Out The CIA Keeps A Close Eye On What Sort Of Information Is Included In FX’s ‘The Americans’

In case you didn’t know, the CIA is keeping a close eye on what happens on FX’s <i>The Americans</i>. It isn’t because they’re big fans of Keri Russell or desperately trying to take notes on what those pesky Soviets were up to, but more because creator Joe Weisberg is a former CIA officer and he knows …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

31 Great '80s Movies on Netflix Streaming

What's in Netflix's '80s grab bag? Swoony Merchant-Ivory films; a trio of John Hughes romantic comedies; early films with Sean Penn and Matt Dillon; Oscar-winning turns by Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Daniel Day-Lewis; and a few classics you already know by heart.<p>Mixed in are probably a few …

Why You Can't Lose Weight

<b>1. You overeat healthy food.</b> Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they aren't void of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff. For example, avocado offers a ton of health benefits, but an entire fruit is over …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism in the Morning

<b>Exercise</b><br>That early workout doesn't just put a pep in your step: Exercising in the morning also helps boost your metabolism, more so than exercising at other times, according to previous studies. So lace up your sneaks and greet the sun to torch extra calories.<p><b>Add Intensity</b><br>A recent study found that …

Kepler Just Discovered a New Super-Earth, Against All Odds

In May 2013, NASA's exoplanet-seeking spacecraft, Kepler, seemed doomed. Two of four wheels that stabilized its telescope had malfunctioned—and NASA …

Gear VR is an amazing virtual reality device that you should not buy (yet)

The Samsung Gear VR is a self-contained, portable, high-quality virtual reality gaming headset. It's available now. You shouldn't buy one.<p>The $200 piece of hardware is a shell with optics and more advanced sensors than standard smartphones. It's a simple system to set up: You just attach your …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Before 8

New research shows that eating within time constraints could lead to a healthier, leaner you<p>How many times have you eaten healthfully all day only to plop down in the evening and plow through a bowl of mixed nuts, some cheese and crackers, a little popcorn and maybe a brew or two during a Netflix …

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The Hobbit: How the 'clomping foot of nerdism' destroyed Tolkien's dream - and the fantasy genre

It's one of the great literary tragedies of our age that Lord of the Rings, not its sprightlier prequel, served as the blueprint for modern fantasy<p>Lord of the Rings is rubbish. It’s a gigantic, sprawling trek of boring asides to even more boring battles, flecked like mouldy bread with tedious …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Dark Matter

Gear VR fixes one of virtual reality's most annoying problems

Virtual reality can make your few moments of downtime feel surreal.<p>Last evening I was floating a few meters underwater, surrounded by half-submerged hunks of ice and Narwhals. I was "playing" a sort of passive underwater experience on the newly-released Gear VR, Samsung's portable virtual reality …

Enjoy your own space adventure with VR Star Wars and Star Trek

With the Oculus Rift, you can already visit incredible, exotic locales: <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> for NES! Jerry Seinfeld's apartment! Tuscany! If you're in the mood for something a little more space-faring — and with NASA poking around up there, it's as good a time as ever — may we recommend taking a …

Wall Street’s secret new multi-billion dollar retirement scam

State officials are increasingly denying public employees information about how their pensions are being invested<p>If you are a public school teacher in Kentucky, the state has a message for you: You have no right to know the details of the investments being made with your retirement savings. That …

That Time Congress Considered Building Cities In Space

<i>Forget the flying cars and robot maids, we're just a few precious generations away from ditching this hunk of space rock called Earth and living</i> …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

<b>Hydrate</b><br>Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don't. Keep things interesting with these 25 slimming sassy water recipes.<p><b>Split Your Food</b><br>Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You're likely to feel full on less food than you</b> …