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The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

Snowden revelations lead Russia to push for more spying on its own people

Russians didn't invent spying, but Americans of a certain age could be forgiven for thinking Russians were the innovators.<p>At the height of the Cold War, the US government warned of Soviet spies blending into small town America, listening in on conversations with an array of cutting-edge spyware, …

Report: Nearly all drug defendants “forced” to plead guilty

<b>Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill (Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>97 percent of drug defendants forgo their right to trial and plead out. HRW highlights undue prosecutorial power<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 5, 2013 3:20pm (UTC)<p>"It is very clear that prosecutors control the criminal …

Young, poor black and Hispanic men increasingly the face of HIV/AIDS in America

<b>( motorolka via Shutterstock)</b><p>“There wasn’t even an ad campaign aimed at young black men until last year,” says one sexual health advocate<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 5, 2013 5:55pm (UTC)<p>Despite significant progress in preventing and treating HIV in recent years, the number of people nationwide who …

How Syria Could Weather an Airstrike Without Even Shooting Back

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is reportedly hiding in a bunker, expecting American and French missiles to sail into Syria as punishment for his regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. What can he do about it, besides dispatching his diplomats—and relying on Russia's—to influence world opinion …

War

These Are The World's Deadliest Killers

HIV, cancer, malaria, and more, up close--plus some non-killers, to show what this new microscopy system can do.<p>At three Australian universities, a new tool is allowing researchers to see things that have never been seen before. GE's superfancy new microscope, the DeltaVision OMX Blaze, is designed …

The Confessions of Innocent Men

Why would two suspects caught up in a grisly murder investigation admit to a killing they didn't commit?<p>Any good criminal-defense attorney will tell you to say four words if you are about to be arrested for murder: <i>I want a lawyer</i>.<p>This is simple advice and should be easy to remember during an …

Cops Thwart 'Sovereign Citizen' Murder Plot

Two members of a domestic terror movement were arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday after a four-month sting operation revealed they were plotting to …

Aaron Hernandez Charged With First-Degree Murder in Killing of Friend

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted today for the murder of his friend, who was shot less than a mile from the NFL …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …

Cage Match

How science is transforming the sport of MMA fighting<p>Greg Jackson, the single most successful trainer in the multi-billion-dollar sport of professional mixed martial arts fighting, works out of a musty old gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not far from the base of the Sandia Mountains. On a recent …

Video: Dutch Artist Turns His Dead Cat Into a Flying Quadcopter

After Bart Jansen's cat Orville was killed by a car, the artist had the animal taxidermied and then, "after a period of mourning," converted the stuffed kitty into a radio-controlled quadcopter. The video is below.<p>It's not clear whether or not Orville always dreamed of being a flying cat, but let's …

The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI

There's a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm.<p>The idea arises from experiments suggesting that the portion of your brain …

How algorithms rule the world

Mathematics,Data protection,Science,Computing,Programming,Technology,NSA,US news,US national security,World news,Financial sector,Crime,US crime<p>The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our …

How Forensic Linguistics Outed J.K. Rowling (Not to Mention James Madison, Barack Obama, and the Rest of Us)

Earlier this week, the UK’s <i>Sunday Times</i> rocked the publishing world by revealing that Robert Galbraith, the first-time author of a new crime novel called <i>The Cuckoo’s Calling</i>, is none other than J.K. Rowling, the superstar author of the <i>Harry Potter</i> series. Then the <i>New York Times</i> told the story of …

Beats to launch streaming music service in January

Beats Electronics, the headphone company founded and run by music industry legend Jimmy Iovine, plans to launch a subscription music service in January.<p>Beats Music, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify and Deezer, will focus on combining algorithms with curated programming from tastemakers. …

LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.<p>The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it will be available in the United States.<p>But in …

Gear & Gadgets

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Photography

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

Dance Hall

Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

Engineers who worked on the MeeGo OS for Nokia before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft Windows have launched their first smartphone since leaving the company to continue their work<p>A team of engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system for <b>Nokia</b> before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft …

The fall (and rise?) of Yahoo: How the web giant crumbled and built some great tech in the process

At one point not so long ago, Yahoo (s yhoo) was one of the top technology companies in the world. “The only exception [was] Google,” Bassel Ojjeh, a …

Libya still plagued by violence

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in London to discuss the security situation in Libya.<p>Rebels helped topple and kill veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, but have since banded into militias carving …

Killer winter storm sweeps east

A powerful storm that has hammered the West will hit the South and Mid-Atlantic.<p>A deadly wave of Arctic cold continued its assault across much of the nation Sunday and threatened to bring havoc to Thanksgiving travel this week.<p>The storm, blamed for at least eight deaths as it blasted California and …

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