Justin Smith

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How to survive a state of surveillance

As a new book from the film-maker Laura Poitras reveals her experience of Big Brother, Fiona Macdonald looks at how artists are using classified materials and spying technologies.<p>“I haven’t written in over a year for fear these words are not private. That nothing in my life can be kept private.” …

Surveillance

George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making

More than 70 years ago, in the January 12, 1946, edition of the <i>Evening Standard</i>,George Orwell wrote up 11 tips for making and consuming tea. …

Ancient genomes reveal that the English are one-third Anglo-Saxon

DNA from ancient British skeletons reveals immigrant history<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to directly estimate the Anglo-Saxon …

WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

It’s obvious that college students love their phones.<p>Which is why WayUp, formerly Campus Jobs, has today unveiled an iPhone app, giving students the opportunity to apply for jobs directly from their smartphone.<p>WayUp originally launched as CampusJob, offering a marketplace where employers could post …

Employment

How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

Two hundred and five years ago, on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

The Fastest Way to Defog Your Windshield

Winter’s here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you’re harried and already late for work, that extra time …

11 books you should read before they make it to the big screen this year

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that <i>the movie is never better than the book</i>. After all, what could be better than getting cozy under the …

Archaeology: Fort dig uncovered War of 1812 horse mystery

While conducting archaeological investigations at Fort Meigs in 2001, Ohio History Connection archaeologists uncovered two forgotten casualties of …

Archaeology

8 Debunked Science Myths

Much to the frustration of grade school science teachers everywhere, there are a few stubborn science myths that just keep making the rounds. Why …

10 Ways to Lose your Gut, According to Science

With guys, weight gain—and loss—is all about the gut.<p>Men are genetically predisposed to carry any excess weight in their abdomens, says Brian …

Diabetes

Supreme Court releases audio of Justice Antonin Scalia saying maybe black students don't belong at elite universities

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Friday released audio of controversial comments made by Justice Antonin Scalia suggesting that some African-Americans might be better off at "less-advanced"universities, language that has caused a national uproar and spurred condemnation from elected …

Happy Birthday's copyright status is finally, mysteriously settled

September's court ruling that Warner Chapell Music didn't hold the copyright to "Happy Birthday" was swiftly followed by a claim from the Association …

Wee-fi: urine-powered socks can send message in emergency

Socks which send a message when powered by urine have been invented by scientists at the University of the West of England<p>It’s the perfect Christmas present for the person who has everything…except, perhaps, self-respect.<p>Scientists have invented a pair of high-tech socks which, when filled with …

Best Free iPhone, Android Apps: Our Top 10

As we reflect on 2015, we look back on the iPhone and Android mobile apps that made our lives easier. Here are our top picks.<p>1 of 11<p>(Image: Mutlu …

Apps

10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

Tell someone your workplace is so Dickensian, and your friends will likely understand that you mean the building is rather grimy and dilapidated, or …

12 Times Movies Predicted The Future And It Actually Came True

<b>Life imitates art.</b><p>No one knows what the future holds, but probably Hollywood knows.<p>The writers and filmmakers never got it all wrong and had …

Driven to death by phone scammers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The phone calls wouldn't stop.<p>The man on the other end of the line made promises of a big payoff: millions of dollars in prize money. But first the IRS needed $1,500 in taxes, he insisted, then the jackpot would arrive at the family home, a camera crew ready to capture the excitement.<p>The …

Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid …

Campaign Finance

8 Creative Writing Techniques to Build a Brilliant CV

If you want a brilliant CV that stands out then using creative writing techniques could be just the approach you need. And that doesn’t mean creating …

Ben Carson Blamed Same-Sex Marriage For "Dramatic Fall Of The Roman Empire"

"[I]f we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women [...] we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire."<p>In his 2012 history book, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson …

We Spoke to a Researcher Working to Stop AI from Killing Us All

Ben Rubenstein got a $100,000 grant to help him study how machine learning can go wrong.<p>Most of us aren't afraid of killer robots because we're adults and we know they aren't real. But earlier this month the Future of Life Institute—a group backed by famed tech entrepreneur Elon Musk—handed out 37 …

A Visual History of Homes In America

Following the success of their series of posters celebrating iconic structures around New York and around the world, Pop Chart Lab had the idea to go …

How to write fantasy series: Do’s and Don’ts

Fantasy series such as George R. R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> and Rowling’s bestselling <i>Harry Potter</i> series still win over new generations of …

Books

Travertine reveals ancient Roman aqueduct supply

For hundreds of years, the Anio Novus aqueduct carried water 87 km (54 miles) from the Aniene River of the Apennine Mountains down into Rome. Built …

Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality

Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind? In many cases, adaptations fail, but to be fair, books have the freedom of having …