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What Happened at the Thailand 'Black Site' Run by Trump's CIA Pick

The Senate's 2014 report on torture details what "enhanced interrogation" really entailed.<p>Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect details that emerged after the retraction of a ProPublica story about Gina Haspel's CIA career.<p>As soon as Gina Haspel got the nomination to become CIA …

Cybercrime

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent, According To Experts

The internet can be a cesspool of danger for some teenagers, says Sedgrid Lewis, an internet safety expert who blogs under the moniker Spy Parent. Some of the apps that teens favor can expose them to predators and encourage them to engage in unsafe behaviors.<p>According to the child safety website …

Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report

The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but it needs a deceptively-simple approach to making that more manageable, even if it’s just a colored progress bar if …

Education Technology

This projector screen lets two gamers see different perspectives at the same time

Say goodbye to split-screen<p>Display startup MirraViz is here in Las Vegas this week for CES to show off a gadget that at first blush looks like some arcane trickery, allowing two off-the-shelf DLP projectors to layer images on top of one another so two people can view two different images …

Augmented Reality

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The Difference Between 'Iranian' and 'Persian'

A person can be one without being the other<p>The terms Iranian and Persian are often used interchangeably to describe people from Iran, and some people …

Middle East

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.<p>According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of …

Hurricane Harvey

African Americans are the only U.S. racial group earning less than in 2000

African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000.<p>The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released this week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for …

I Had $150,000 in Debt and Was Still Able to Buy a Home -- Here's How I Did It

Mortgage shoppers with big household debt may be wondering if they can actually get a home loan, and if so, what are the best strategies to use - and …

Personal Finance

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Quantum Mechanics

Meet Your New Favorite Summer Side: Bang Bang Corn

Spice things up.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p><b>BUY OUR FAVE BRUSHES: Coosa Silicone Basting Brushes, $8;amazon.com.</b><p>Grilled corn is one of the best parts about …

This is What an ISIS Drone Workshop Looks Like

The Islamic State has increasingly used drones and other robotic IEDs against American, Iraqi, and civilian targets in Iraq. And as the Coalition …

We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

The New York Times Food department hasn’t taken a close look at hot dogs in some time. Back when hot dogs were on every list of foods to avoid — alarming additives, questionable cuts, salt and fat galore — home cooks didn’t want to know too much about what was in them.<p>But cooks are different now, …

Baking

Is Trump launching a new New World Order?

Call it the Petro-Powers vs. the Greens<p>That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the …

Geopolitics

How ISIS Came to Be: Four Docs to Watch

After more than three years of fighting, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end of major military operations against ISIS. In a …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike'

The leader of Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according to unverified reports in Syrian state media.<p>Claims suggest the …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Reality Check: How terrorism threat levels work

<b>The UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level of "critical"- meaning an attack may be imminent - after the Parsons Green Tube bombing. It was the second time this year. It has since been lowered back to "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely.</b><p>It was last raised to critical …

Northern Ireland

What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

Tensions between Sunnis and Shias have been flaring up, with several incidents of violence reported in recent months: Most recently a suicide bomber …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

How Bashar Assad rose from a comfortable childhood to become one of the deadliest world leaders in modern history

Assad has managed to cling to power thanks to a brutal scorched earth campaign on Syrian rebel groups and civilians, with the help of Russian warplanes and Iranian proxy militias.<p>The embattled president's rise to power was initially met with optimism in the west, where it was believed the younger …

Middle East

Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset Review

Cheap thrills.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of</i> …

Consumer Tech

Ultimate Shrimp and Grits

For the grits:<p>3 cups milk<p>3 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup stone-ground white cornmeal<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>For …

9 ways to watch movies online for free

Only the popcorn will cost you. Well, that and the internet connection for your phone, laptop or set-top box.<p>No money in the budget for a Netflix subscription? Or Amazon Prime? Fear not: As long as you have an internet connection, you can still enjoy movie night. Granted, you may not be able to …

Smart TV