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It's Time to Make Code More Tinker-Friendly

Back in ye olde days of the information superhighway, curious newbies had an easy way to see how websites worked: View Source.<p>If they clicked that …

The women who sell nudes on Patreon

An erotic modeling micro-economy is growing on the crowdfunding platform<p>For $5 a month, Stephanie Michelle will let you follow her private Snapchat account. She promises you’ll see her hanging out with friends in Los Angeles, making goofy faces at the camera, or just loafing around watching anime. …

The Secret Lives of New York City Rats

In an era when we can decode language among animals and design coatings that make military weapons virtually invisible, it may seem that there are …

Pest Control

Before and After Post-Processing of Travel and Fine Art Photography

Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer that specialized in travel and fine art photography. To understand how to take awesome …

Tutorials

How To Make Tasty Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's easier than you think.<p>If your idea of heaven is a palm-sized chocolate chip cookie that has almost no crunch, then look no further. This cookie is similar to the ones you might find at your grocery store bakery or at Mrs. Fields stores.<p>When you're making these cookies, make sure to use the …

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Linguistics

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

What Exactly is Turbulence?

Flying is one of the safest forms of transportation, but it may not feel like it when turbulence strikes. What exactly is that “rough air” pilots …

DROWN attack is the new Heartbleed: patch now

It feels like we just got over Heartbleed and there’s another branded exploit out there.<p>DROWN, a new vulnerability in OpenSSL that affects servers using SSLv2, was revealed today as an attack that could decrypt your secure HTTPS communications, such as passwords or credit card numbers. More than 33 …

Information Security

Study suggests a new trick for finding alien civilizations

The hunt for extraterrestrial life — of any kind, including lowly, long-dead microbes — is lofty enough. But the hunt for <i>intelligent</i> <i>civilizations</i> that could be looking for us in return? It's even more of a long shot. In a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, researchers present one …

Planetary Habitability

YouTube is launching a new tool that lets filmmakers blur out any object

YouTube is launching a custom blurring tool today that will let filmmakers blur out any object in their videos. The video platform has offered a face-blurring tool since 2012, but the revamped desktop tool now works on items that move, too, and it keeps them blurred as they travel around the …

Britpop

Did Kanye West Take Another Swipe at Taylor Swift? Rapper Rants About 'You Know Who' and Critic's Scathing Review on Twitter

Kanye West‘s Twitter fingers were at it again Tuesday – and this time, he didn’t shy away from indirectly mentioning Taylor Swift.<p>Although the …

Indonesia to shut down all its red-light districts by 2019

Indonesian police have been sweeping the country's red-light districts with raids, in an effort to clamp down on prostitution in the conservative …

Oregon mom gets life in prison for throwing autistic son off bridge

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison for throwing her autistic 6-year-old son over 100 feet to his death from a bridge in the coastal town of Newport in 2014, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Jillian McCabe, 34, is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County …

Crime

Largest fireball since Chelyabinsk plunges through atmosphere over Atlantic

The rock, which released energy equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons of TNT as it burned up, fell off the coast of Brazil<p>The biggest fireball since the meteor that rocked Chelyabinsk in Russia has fallen over the Atlantic, Nasa has revealed.<p>The event, which happened on February 6 at 13:55 …

Asteroids

Behind the Story: FOX Business Explores America’s Failing Infrastructure

<b>Story/series:</b> “Upgrading America” <b><br>Outlet:</b> FOX Business <b><br>Reporter:</b> Jade Scipioni (@jadescipioni) <b><br>Flipboard Magazine:</b> Upgrading America<p><i>Watch your step—America is crumbling. From highways to runways, many of the country’s public infrastructures badly need repairs. In 2013, the American Society of Civil</i> …

Satellite images show China may be building powerful radar on disputed islands

Satellite images show China may be building a powerful new radar system on a disputed island in the South China Sea, which could have worrisome military uses in monitoring -- and potentially trying to control -- a strategically vital waterway, according to the Center for Strategic and International …

Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

Saunas, bars and cable TV: luxury world discovered inside Mexican riot prison

Luxuries that would not be out of place in a five-star hotel have been discovered in a prison in northern Mexico following a riot that killed 49 inmates.<p>Investigators in Nuevo Leon state found saunas, bars, food stands, fish tanks, digital cable and mini-fridges inside some of the cells of …

Mexico

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor.<p>Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of …

Kentucky

Who needs faster computers? | John Naughton

Following Moore’s law, chip manufacturers assume that computing capacity will double every two years – so what happens when that becomes impossible?<p>Fifty years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of the chip manufacturer Intel described a regularity he had observed that would one day make him a …

Moore's Law

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

Woman faces mandatory 6 years in prison for kicking deputy on shin

Tina Hunt had gone to the Cook County criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue to attend her son's court appearance in November 2013 when she found herself in a dispute with sheriff's deputies.<p>After she was taken into custody, a sheriff's deputy charged that she kicked him in the …