James Friedken

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To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

An Adult's Guide To Snapchat

Welcome to Snapchat. You may not like it, but at least now you'll understand it. Promise.<p>Snapchat used to confuse the crap out of me.<p>Though I'd installed the app on my phone, I had no idea how to use it, and little interest in doing so. I found Snapchat's layout confounding; it didn't seem useful …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship. It's not for lack of trying — Samsung released six different smartwatches before Apple even launched one — it's just that none of them have been particularly good. Chunky designs, slow performance, and limited software have all been things …

Wearable Tech

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

Archaeology

Researchers claim that Google could 'rig the 2016 election'

Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and colleague Ronald E. Robertson …

Government

Download: Robinhood for Android

Years ago, Google invested in a transaction-free stock trading app called Robinhood. It's finally available for download on Android.

Epson

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Rich kids flaunt wealth on Instagram and Snapchat, will make your blood boil

In this day and age when anyone and everyone can show off their lifestyles on social media, it comes as no surprise that the rich are rubbing in …

Social Media

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …

The $10,000 Apple Watch Edition doesn't stand a chance against these magnets

It's cruel enough to purposely destroy an Apple Watch — not to mention a $10,000 gold Apple Watch Edition.<p>The pro YouTuber TechRax, who clearly has a …

25 Moments That Changed America

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Women's Health

7 reasons you should never date a Russian woman

1. They are too beautiful for you.<p>The dedication that Russian women have to look beautiful is just scary. For the majority of them life is like a …

Relationships

Forged from an ancient meteorite this Katana is truly out of this world - Luxurylaunches

The world is full of legends and stories of magical, other/outer worldly weapons that have mystical powers or some strange lore about how they came …

China Will Overtake Australia as New Zealand's Biggest Tourist Spenders

China will become New Zealand’s largest source of tourist income by 2020, overtaking Australia, according to government forecasts.<p>Spending by Chinese …

New Zealand

Early look at Windows 10 on the new Retina MacBook says it runs better than OS X

One of the first people to try Windows 10 on the new Retina MacBook says that it actually runs more smoothly than OS X. The comment was made by Computer Science major Alex King, who tried upgrading his Boot Camp installation of Windows 8.1 to the preview of Windows 10.<p>Here’s the real kicker: it’s …

The Internet Is A Huge Energy Suck

But we love it anyway<p>The internet is an amazing thing. It connects the most remote, far-flung corners of the world with the busiest metropolises, allowing people around the world to learn, do business, and look at adorable puppy gifs.<p>But with great power comes ... huge energy costs? A new SciShow …

Why visit South Dakota? It's better than Mars, new ad insists

Oh, South Dakota. Most Americans have heard of you, but they just don't know very much about you.<p>Even Mars seems like a more attractive relocation spot — over 200,000 people recently signed up to be selected for a one-way trip to the red planet.<p>Well, the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic …

South Dakota

Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.<p>The company released the number after The Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three …

Autonomous Cars

The first 13 things Americans learn upon moving to Spain

1. The Spanish you learned in high school is nothing like the language spoken here.<p>The first time I heard two Spanish brothers call each other “<i>tío</i>“, …

Barcelona

Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads

Here's an Ebola puzzle for you: If the virus isn't airborne, why do doctors and nurses need to wear full protective suits, with face masks, while treating patients?<p>After we dug through studies and talked to scientists, the answer slowly emerged.<p>Ebola <i>does</i> spread through the <i>air</i>. But not through the</i> …

This 66-Year-Old Woman Is Suing All Gay People—Yes, All of Them

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LGBTQI