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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America

In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden's release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden's whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of what has amounted to an …

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

If PRISM Is Real, Why Are All These Tech Companies Denying Participation?

PRISM is real. Even the U.S. government now acknowledges its existence. The question that remains unanswered, though, is how involved Google, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, Paltalk and Facebook were. These companies are all named as “providers” on the original slides, including the dates the NSA started …

Samuel L. Jackson Quits Acting to Become a Crime-Fighting Vigilante

It all started two days ago when actor, philantropist, and all-around badass muthafukka Samuel L. Jackson posted a promise on Reddit to read the most …

Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data

A new lawsuit in Manhattan pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against Google offers a rare glimpse of how determined prosecutors are to defend a process that allows federal agents to gain warrantless access to user records, and how committed the Mountain View, Calif., company is to defending …

Surveillance

Watch The Killers cover The Strokes’ “Is This It”

The Killers have been known pay homage to bands from the city they’re playing on that particular night. During their recent UK jaunt, they covered …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

Justice Magazine Portraits by Artgerm

Coachella webcast livestreaming at YouTube (schedule)

Lindsay Lohan and others who love watching band after band for three days in a row in the sweltering sun rejoice! The first weekend of <b>Coachella 2013</b> …

PBS video explores whether buying Call of Duty is a moral choice

In a video opinion piece published this week on YouTube, host of the PBS web series Idea Channel Mike Rugnetta asks, "Is buying Call of Duty a moral choice?"<p>Rungetta begins the episode by charting the history of guns in video games. He questions whether firearms' ever-increasing digital realism …

APOD: Darkened City (2013 Apr 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Photo Thierry Cohen Courtesy Danziger Gallery, New York http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130411.html Explanation: In a haunting vista you can never see, bright stars and the central Milky Way rise over the dark skyline of metropolitan Pudong in Shanghai, China. Looking east across the Huangpu River, the cityscape includes Pudong's 470 meter tall Oriental Pearl Tower. The night sky stretches from Antares and the stars of Scorpius at the far right, to Altair in Aquila at the left. To create the vision of an unseen reality, part of a series of Darkened Cities, photographer Thierry Cohen has combined a daytime image of the city skyline with an image matched in orientation from a dark sky region at the same latitude, just west of Merzouga, Morocco. The result finds the night sky that hours earlier also arced over Shanghai, but drowned in the lights of a city upon the sea. http://thierrycohen.com/pages/work/starlights.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130411 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0411

PhotosNormandie: An Online Archive of 3,000+ CC Photos from WWII

One of the benefits of the digital age is widespread access to archives that might otherwise never be seen by more than a few people. A good example …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …