Cody C. Scott

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First Time Traveling Solo? Here's What You Need to Know About Safety

Ah, the most complex question about traveling alone: Is traveling solo safe?<p>And, if it <i>is</i> actually safe, what are ways that you can ensure your safety when you're on the road?<p>After I wrote about why you should travel solo at least once, I received several emails asking for tips on how to stay safe …

The hacker war that may decide whether console gamers can play online Christmas Day (update)

Two groups of self-described hackers have been fighting for nearly a month over a threat to take down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas Day.<p>Lizard Squad (this new Twitter account was suspended as I wrote this story) announced in early December its plans to take down both online …

Unbroken: what makes some people more resilient than others? | David Cox

The resilience of people like Louis Zamperini in the face of extraordinary trauma, as depicted in the film Unbroken, has lessons for psychiatrists treating post-traumatic stress disorder<p>“We hit the water nose down. The plane exploded. I felt like someone hit me in the forehead with a sledgehammer. …

Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday …

Dalai Lama Says He'd Prefer To Be The Last Dalai Lama Than Have A 'Stupid' Successor

The Dalai Lama has said yet again that he may be the last person to hold the title, adding that he’d rather there be no Dalai Lama than for someone “stupid” to take his place.<p>"The Dalai Lama institution will cease one day. These man-made institutions will cease," the 79-year-old Tibetan spiritual …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

Bye-Bye 'ISIL'? John Kerry Calling ISIS By Arabic Term It Hates

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry is a distinguished diplomat with impeccable manners -- but that doesn't mean he's above lobbing a well-placed insult when it comes to enemies of the United States.<p>Kerry made clear earlier this week that he is committed to referring to the Islamic State as …

Atlanta police looking for suspect, motive in killings of homeless men

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Atlanta police are calling the shootings "sinister" because whoever pulled the trigger wasn't expecting to gain from them monetarily.<p>These were two homeless men, shot to death as they slept. And police aren't convinced the threat is over.<p>"A lot of our shootings involve robbery. A …

Plainclothes cop pulls gun on police brutality protesters in Oakland

A plainclothes police officer who had been gathering intelligence from protests in downtown Oakland, California, on Wednesday night aimed a gun at …

Is Earth Actually Flat?

Flat Earth Society

Mark Zuckerberg defends free Facebook, fires back at Apple and Ello

When Tim Cook published an open letter in September to address iCloud privacy and security concerns, he said free online services treat <i>you</i>, the consumers, as product. Even newcomer Ello, which is dubbed the anti-Facebook, has a manifesto that ends with: "You are not a product." Well, those sharp …

Google has free speech right in search results, court confirms

A San Francisco court ruled last week that Google has the right to arrange its search results as it pleases, which confirms the company’s long-held …

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account

The internet activist group Anonymous has responded to Twitter taunts from the Ku Klux Klan by taking over its US Twitter account.<p>The Twitter spat began after the KKK allegedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as the area awaits an imminent court decision over the killing of Michael …

The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous (if you love chocolate) scenario if it doesn't stop.<p>Those are, roughly speaking, the words of two huge chocolate makers, …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Samsung announces Project Beyond, a 360-degree 3D camera that creates virtual reality worlds

Samsung just announced Project Beyond at its 2014 Developer Conference — it's a 360-degree camera module that captures everything around it in 3D. It captures a gigapixel of 3D footage every second, and can stream that footage back to someone wearing Samsung's Gear VR headset, essentially …

US Agreement With China Paves The Way For A Global Climate Deal

For years, two of the biggest barriers to progress on climate change have been the US and China, which were locked in a “You won’t, so we won’t” deadlock.<p>At a stroke that deadlock has been broken with the agreement between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in Beijing. Obama strengthened the US …

The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

This Is The Suicide Info Whisper Gave To The Department Of Defense

Last month, the Guardian did a hard-hitting piece on Whisper, reporting that the start-up that offered users the cover of anonymity to voice their deepest secrets was actually tracking interesting users, storing user data and making it searchable for editorial and research use by outside …

Sweden Is Having A Very Hard Time Finding That Suspicious Vessel

But as Elias Groll explains at Foreign Policy, the Swedish military is at a bit of a disadvantage in locating the vessel. It sold off its last sub-tracking helicopters in 2008. And the search area is spread out over "a dense island grouping, with myriad places for a submarine to hide," Groll writes.<p>…

Watch this surreal, psychedelic TED talk from the guy Google just gave $500 million

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Derek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down<p>Four years ago, Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the back , leaving his spinal cord severed, and his body from the chest down paralyzed. Now, after an experimental treatment, Fidyka has regained some feeling in his lower body and is learning to walk …

Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned …

Zoology

3D Stuffmaker Launches 4 New 3D Printer Kits From $445

3D Stuffmaker has this week announced the launch of four new 3D printer DIY kits it has added to its range in the form of the Prusa Gen 2 kit with …

Bosco Verticale: World's First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

At long last, Stefano Boeri Architects' brilliant Bosco Verticale towers are finally complete. Inaugurated this past Friday, the "world's first …

Passage Replaces Your Passwords With Images

Passage, from the Edinburgh-based team behind Peekabu, replaces your passwords with images. So instead of typing in a password, you simply hold a previously registered image up to your screen — maybe a photo of your family you have on your desk or your driver’s license.<p>The team, which built this …

Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce CO2 emissions

It takes an enormous amount of energy and resources to produce simple building materials such as concrete, bricks, and asphalt – however Ginger Krieg …

The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

Wireless spectrum -- the radio signals designated to carry data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet -- isn't the sexiest topic in the tech world.<p>But spectrum has a dramatic impact on the livelihood of the carriers, and that in turn affects the quality -- and cost -- of the wireless …

New Web App Uses Google Maps to Track Deforestation as it Happens

Google just unveiled a new online tool called Global Forest Watch that allows organizations and everyday people to monitor deforestation around the …