Kristen DiVittorio

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Here’s how we’ll know if Trump engages in secret surveillance

Privacy advocates are deeply worried about how President-elect Donald Trump will use the investigative and surveillance capabilities of the Justice Department, the FBI and the National Security Agency.<p>One fear is that he will skirt the law to order surveillance of critics and political opponents. A …

Surveillance

Ageing process may be reversible, scientists claim

New form of gene therapy shown to produce rejuvenating effect in mice, although scientists say human clinical applications are decade away<p>Wrinkles, grey hair and niggling aches are normally regarded as an inevitable part of growing older, but now scientists claim that the ageing process may be …

University of Cambridge

How A New Website Will Erase You From The Internet

Google, bye<p>There are lots of reasons why someone might want to delete their internet history. Maybe you're just a regular person, afraid of nosy government agents peeking into your emails. Perhaps you're strongly anti-consumerist and hate that retail companies have access to your Google history, …

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

This magical floating cloud speaker is what dreams are made of

Two years ago, Richard Clarkson made the Smart Cloud, a delightfully realistic-looking cloud-shaped lamp / speaker. The design was meant to evoke a thunderstorm, with the cloud flicking accurately and booming out thunder (along with also functioning as a regular lamp and Bluetooth speaker).<p><img …

How To Access Dark Web In 15 Minutes (Super Easy Guide)

Are you trying to find out how to access the dark web?<p>Well, look no further, we have gone and done the research so we could show you step by step the …

Dark Web

Wood takes center stage at this modern home in Germany

It was designed specifically to showcase a company’s expertise in wood home construction<p>If a development company wants to advertise a speciality they’re really good at, it makes sense to go ahead and build a spectacular house to shows it off. That’s the case with <i>Flagship</i>, a model home designed to …

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

'We don't want a police state': Edward Snowden slams Australian metadata laws

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has taken aim at Australia's metadata retention laws, which he claims violate the personal freedoms of all …

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway …

Los Angeles

Minimalist Aquariums Filled With 3D Printed Flora by Designer Haruka Misawa | Colossal

<p>Designer and founder of Misawa Design Institute, Haruka Misawa (previously), has designed a series of minimal aquariums titled “Waterscapes” that …

Two Person Tent Playfully Designed as Star Trek Shuttlecraft

Geeky designer Dave Delisle has created a playful concept for <i>Star Trek</i> fans who want to go on their own away missions. Although intergalactic travel is not yet possible, it can still exist in our imaginations thanks to his tent modeled after the Federation shuttlecraft from the legendary …

Star Trek

The world's poorest 50% are a trillion dollars worse off - what's going on?

Those living in poverty are getting poorer even though their incomes are rising, Oxfam number-cruncher Deborah Hardoon tries to work out why<p>It has become something of a tradition that in January every year we take a look at the Forbes list of billionaires and the Credit Suisse global wealth …

Economics

Death, carnage and chaos: How NATO became one of the most destructive forces on the planet

From Eastern Europe to Afghanistan and Libya, the military alliance has left a trail of devastation in its wake<p>In May 2012, in the warm Chicago sunshine, I sat with journalist Jim Foley who had just returned from Syria. Jim and I had come for a large demonstration against a meeting of the North …

Gene-trification? Inside the Brooklyn lab where you can splice your own DNA

The biohacking movement has created a wealth of options for hobbyist scientists. In Brooklyn, a DIY lab offers a place for the curious to dabble<p>On a crowded stretch of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, on the seventh floor of a building gentrification forgot, is a place where you can dabble in genetic …

hobbyist

Teacher Suspended After Playing Human Centipede 2 for Class

And you thought <i>your</i> high school experience sucked: Some unlucky (or maybe lucky, depending on their feelings toward gross-out B-movies) students at a …

They should all be tried: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and America’s overlooked war crimes

What the CIA did to Abu Zubaydah was barbarous. That his torturers have gone unpunished is an American tragedy<p>The allegations against the man were serious indeed.<p>* Donald Rumsfeld said he was “if not the number two, very close to the number two person” in al-Qaeda.<p>* The Central Intelligence Agency …

Back to The Land

Project info<p>By allowing the use of vaccines and growth hormones in the cattle industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has turned meat into an abundant and cheap product. Alongside numerous changes to the modes of production that the American food industry has undergone during the 20th …

Salt Lake City

Here's The Latest Potentially Fatal Flaw In Obama's ISIS Strategy

Washington's increasing coziness with the Syrian Kurds has made Turkey nervous.<p>ISTANBUL -- The U.S. acknowledged on Wednesday that it has been supporting Kurdish forces in Syria with American aircraft deployed in Turkey, adding another tangle to its strategy to defeat the Islamic State group that …

Middle East

Mustard gas used in Syria fighting: UN watchdog

A confidential report by the global chemical weapons watchdog has found mustard gas again being used in Syria, according to the Reuters news agency.<p>According to Al Jazeera sources the gas was used during violence between Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and a rebel group in the northern …

Middle East

Hidden in Einstein's Math: Faster-than-Light Travel?

Although Einstein's theories suggest nothing can move faster than the speed of light, two scientists have extended his equations to show what would …

Physics

Cooollage - Collage experiments

Collages became quite popular in late 80s and 90s in the print world, with David Carson being one of the exponents of the trend. In the late 90s and …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

Noam Chomsky: America is the gravest danger to world peace

The famous scholar and political activist talks Iran, the Middle East and the bellicosity of the Republican Party<p>Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security …

Despite Political Rhetoric, 'Anchor Babies' Are Not Exactly Easy To Stop

GOP presidential candidates are falling over themselves to get on record with tough immigration plans. A string of them — Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum — have spoken out in some form against birthright citizenship. That's the idea that being …

Immigration

Wormhole Created in Lab Makes Invisible Magnetic Field

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>"This device can transmit the …

A petition urging Jon Stewart to moderate a presidential debate has suddenly caught fire

While Trevor Noah is gearing up for his "Daily Show" hosting gig, eyes are still on Jon Stewart. And people want his voice back in politics.<p>Stewart hasn't spoken much about what he has planned for his post-"Daily Show" career, other than that he'll be hosting WWE's "SummerSlam" on Sunday.<p>But …

United States

NASA satellite shows black hole 'bulls-eye' eruption

NASA said its Swift satellite has imaged some of "the best dust-scattered X-ray ring images ever seen" from a black hole outburst. The V404 Cygni black hole and its companion star, about 8,000 light years away, are known to eject high-energy particles every 20 years or so. Swift's X-ray telescope …

Quantum Physics Explains Coincidences?

When surprising coincidences occur, it seems we are connected to the world around us in a mysterious way. For example, you are thinking about a song …

Quantum Mechanics