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Anti-Spying Law Wins Cautious Praise From Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has called the USA Freedom Act “an important step” but urged further congressional …

The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens — for now

The US Senate failed to pass legislation extending legal authority of the country’s spy agencies — including the National Security Agency (NSA) — to collect data on American citizens’ communications on Sunday, reports Reuters.<p>Senator Rand Paul blocked an extension of the Patriot Act in a rare …

Surveillance

Beware Eurosceptic versions of history and science

Historians for Britain hope to shape the debate over Europe. We should question their narrative and our own assumptions about Britain’s place in history and the history of science<p>Readers of the Guardian Science pages may not have noticed the group called Historians for Britain, or a recent piece in …

Europe

Deep in the ocean, the world's first known warm-blooded fish

Scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.<p>The large circular fish is called an opah, or sometimes a moonfish, and researchers have determined that it can keep its internal temperature 5 degrees Celsius warmer than its environment.<p>"We were shocked," said Heidi Dewar, a …

Fish

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

The Brain

The day when roads will harness solar energy is drawing near

There are some 60 million kilometers (37.3 million miles) of roadways in the world, just sitting there. But adapting these surfaces to do anything besides passively carry traffic has proved difficult and prohibitively expensive.<p>Past attempts include trying to convert the vibrations on roads into …

Clean Energy

The race to control video games using your mind

Your next console probably won't have a brain-based controller, but the one after that might<p>Virtual reality and the ability to control things with our minds are two flights of fancy that have long enchanted scientists and sci-fi geeks alike. The first is rapidly heading toward becoming a reality …

Obama to visit Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama is embarking on a weeklong tour of Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.<p>Obama's office says he'll be in Singapore on Monday for an Obama Foundation discussion with young adults representing Southeast Asian nations. Obama will also participate …

Hubble Scientists Map a Massive Halo of Gas Around Andromeda Galaxy

Readings from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the extent of a massive, nearly invisible halo of gas surrounding the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy — and it's a doozy. The dark halo stretches out about a million light-years beyond the spiral galaxy's stars, which is roughly half the distance …

Andromeda Galaxy

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Nanotech

Spectacular Milky Way Awes Photographers

Universe