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8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work …

Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera.<p>The sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, have been the subject of a mystery since the 1940s. The playa is dotted …

Death Valley

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Military

Like grandfather, like grandson: North Korea's doppelganger leaders – in pictures

From his laugh to his hairstyle, Kim Jong-un has been emulating his late grandfather Kim Il-sung in an apparent attempt to project ‘power and gravitas’

The Rise Of The Crypto Phone

Cell phones just got a whole lot more secure.<p>Between revelations of NSA spying and a sense that marketers and hackers are picking our digital pockets, we’re all getting a little edgy about cellular security. Hence the rapid growth of the cryptophone industry. Most of the handsets run on “hardened” …

Privacy

Chief Rabbi: rise in anti-Semitism fuelled by Gaza heralds threat to western democracy

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis says hostility towards Jewish people because of the policies of Israel should be viewed as like a 'canary in a coal mine', heralding a wider threat to tolerance and democracy<p>A rise in anti-Semitism in Britain and other countries, fuelled by the war in Gaza, could act as a …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Here's How The World's Richest Terrorist Group Makes Millions Every Day

ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to work, as its several-hundred page-long annual report from this …

Al-Qaeda

Opinion

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Watch Death Valley’s Rocks Walk Before Your Eyes

Wildlife<p>A “walking” rock tagged with a GPS tracker on a cold, desert morning. Photograph by Mike Hartmann<p><b>Some scientists use GPS locations to keep track of wide-ranging sharks. Others attach GPS tags to observe the movements of reclusive snow leopards. And then there are the guys who use the</b> …

Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn't exist

Earlier this week, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest in a series of crowdfunded videos called Tropes vs. Women, devoted to aggregating and analyzing games that portray women as damsels in distress, ornamental eye candy, incidental victims, and other archetypes that tend to be …

Body image drags English girls down world happiness league

British children less satisfied with life than counterparts in developing countries, according to the global 'well-being' chart published by the Children’s Society<p>Children in England are among the least happy in the world, according to a major international study showing that one in five …

Architizer

Cash or credit? Most people use cash for small purchases

About two-thirds of credit card holders use cash for purchases under $5, according to a survey released last week by CreditCards.com, which comes at …

Meet Pang Vanny: Jailed For Wanting $2.5 More For The $100 Shirt You Wear

It was the third day of the year. As thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh demanding an increase in minimum wage, Cambodian security forces, including the army, came at them with batons and assault rifles, killing five and injuring 38.<p>The protests had started on Christmas eve when …

Sit Happens: Noonee's So-Called 'Chairless Chair' Offers Wearable Seating Solution

<i>Editor's Note: A commenter referred me to Darcy Bonner's wearable chair, which inspired a brief history of this typology via the USPTO.</i><p>As anyone who …

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution.<p>Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware …

Apple co-founder Woz calls wearables 'a hard sell,' wants bigger screen

Steve "Woz" Wozniak thinks Apple is poised to take wearables to the next level. But unlike smartphones and tablets, wearables may prove a tougher sell to consumers -- including him.<p>Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak has confidence the company can do with wearable devices what the iPhone did to …

Wearable Tech

Samsung employees were told to literally never look down on the chairman

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee has a truly formidable presence within South Korea, but his presence within his own company is apparently something else altogether. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that, during one visit to a factory, workers were told that they shouldn't watch through the windows as he entered the …

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