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Sudden mass death of birds over Winnipeg, Canada, remains a mystery

Some alarming news surfaced in Canada last week, when more than 50 black birds suddenly dropped dead out of the sky over Winnipeg, Manitoba, on August 7th, according to the CBC. The birds, which were later confirmed to be grackles, reportedly began flocking together by the thousands over cars and …

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Alternative Medicine

US privacy group challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records

The US supreme court will be asked to suspend the blanket collection of US telephone records by the FBI under an emergency petition due to be filed …

NSA surveillance: French human rights groups seek judicial investigation

Two human rights groups have filed a lawsuit in Paris seeking an investigation into whether the US National Security Agency violated French privacy …

Samsung Nears Deals With Two U.S. Agencies

Samsung Electronics Co. is close to signing deals for its devices with two U.S. government agencies, according to people familiar with the matter, …

FBI

Swift Identity launches free 2-factor authentication for everyone (yeah, this matters)

Passwords are so passé. At least, on their own, ever since Matt Honan had his “digital life destroyed” last year due to what he called Apple, Google, and Amazon security flaws.<p>But a startup that just graduated from FounderFuel in Montreal might have the answer: free two-factor authentication for …

A private equity firm buys the US west coast’s most important data center for $437.5 million

An innocuous high rise in downtown Los Angeles, California, just sold for a record $437.5 million. That’s 2.5 times the price per square foot of comparable buildings in the area, which might seem surprising, given that there’s nothing special about the building itself. But there is something …

Real Estate

Freedom Of Information Act Machine Fights Government Secrecy By Automating Transparency Requests

The Freedom of Information Act Machine, an open online platform that automates Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, launched on Kickstarter two days ago and has already surpassed its funding goal. At the time of publication, it had cleared $20,000 in funding from over 600 backers.<p>The issue …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Watch Sodium and Water Levitate and Collide

Engineers manipulate sound frequencies to control particle movement.<p><b>Engineers in Switzerland have successfully levitated both a particle of instant coffee and a droplet of water using high frequency sounds to make them collide. The result was a very tiny cup of coffee.</b><p>But besides feeding a caffeine …

Engineering

Indian school lunch poisoning: doctors race to save children

Doctors are fighting to save a group of primary schoolchildren poisoned by their school lunch at a primary school in a poor rural area of eastern …

New dinosaur with huge nose and horns unearthed in Utah

A new breed of dinosaur with a massive nose has been identified in Utah. Dubbed the Nasutoceratops Titusi, the dinosaur was about 15 feet long when it roamed earth about 75 million years ago, according to the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Nasutoceratops — which translates to "big nosed horned …

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand …