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China's 'Bacon Buy': National Security Risk, or Just Business as Usual?

The Chinese purchase of Smithfield Foods has caused concern about foreign control of the U.S. food supply.<p>(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)<p>Bacon has become an issue of national security.<p>The transition from delicious domestic product to topic of a Congressional hearing last week began in May when China's …

After DOMA Ruling, Binational Gay Couples Face New Issues

Now that the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, same-sex couples can apply for their foreign-born husbands, wives and fiancees to join them in the United States.<p>There are an estimated 28,000 gay and lesbian binational couples in the country, and for …

Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a year ago.<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton, a prominent …

First Killer Whale Reintroduced to Wild Has Baby

Springer, who was rescued in 2002, is a success story, experts say.<p><b>The only killer whale known to be put back into the wild after human intervention was spotted with her first baby last week.</b><p>In 2002, a young killer whale named Springer was reintroduced to her pod in northern Vancouver Island (map), …

The Prettiest Visualization Of Social Media Chatter We've Ever Seen

Much prettier than a Twitter timeline.<p>To commemorate the launch of 4G services in the UK, artist Brendan Dawes was commissioned to create these beautiful "digital portraits" of 11 cities. Really they're more like "social media user portraits," since that was the data used, though it's not totally …

Soon There Will Be Google Glass for Everyone and Everything

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that Google Glass is a much-talked about, much-hyped tech thing, the pseudo-clones have already …

Audio pioneer Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose speakers, dies

Audio tech pioneer Amar G. Bose, founder of the high-end audio equipment company that bears his name, died today at age 83, according to statements from the Bose Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No cause of death was immediately given. Dr. Bose founded the Bose Corporation …

Gigaom | How Comcast became the biggest winner in Hulu’s failed sale

Advertisement<p>Hulu’s future seems as murky as ever after today’s news that the site won’t be sold after all, and it almost looks like there are losers …