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Why the Entire U.S. Weather Satellite System is at Risk

New report finds our next-generation weather satellites are threatened by budget overruns, blown deadlines, and mismanagement.<p><b>Members of the House Committee on Science</b>, Space, and Technology are worried about the future of U.S. weather satellites, which may include a gap in coverage that could …

The DHS Agent Who Infiltrated Silk Road to Take Down Its Kingpin

<b>Illustrations by Susie Cagle</b><p>The first time Jared Der-Yeghiayan met Ross Ulbricht was at 3:16 pm on October 1, 2013, moments after the latter was arrested for running the notorious online drugs marketplace Silk Road. But according to prosecutors, the two had been in communication for much longer …

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Why porn is exploding in the Middle East

Data reveal six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. It’s not as surprising as it sounds<p>The world is a big place, and cultural gaps are vast. But there are a few things that connect people across borders. Some people argue food is the best glue while others say it's …

“I was never a white supremacist”: The chilling return of David Duke

The hatemonger is using the Scalise scandal to jumpstart his career — and the media is giving him a platform<p>The recent scandal that erupted over Rep. Steve Scalise’s speaking appearance before David Duke’s white-supremacist organization, the European-American Union and Rights Organization (EURO), …

US federal agent describes capture of alleged Silk Road founder

Court hears how federal agents trapped Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder of the online black market bazaar, while he was logged on<p>A federal agent told jurors he covertly became an employee of the website Silk Road, chatting with its operator about “damn regulators” minutes before authorities …

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Arizona cop's body cam captures fatal encounter with suspect

Newly released video captured by an Arizona police officer’s body camera captures the chilling moment when a deranged suspect drew a gun and fired the bullet that killed the officer last month.<p>Rookie Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart’s camera caught the entire, deadly encounter with Robert …

We flew over the Nevada desert with Avegant's 'Jellyfish' video glasses

​Avegant's video headsets are like buses. You wait all year for one, and then two suddenly turn up at once. That thing you see above might look a million miles away from the headphone-inspired Glyph, but it is in fact a very close relative. Codenamed "Jellyfish" the video headset/wearable display …

These Creepy Massage Chair Nap Zones Are Everywhere At CES

My first day walking the show floor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was going just fine until I walked past something that made me stop short.<p>Dozens of people were sprawled on their backs on top of massage chairs, eyes closed, trying to seek some relaxation from the show's …

NSA Director on Sony Hack: “The Entire World is Watching”

National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers expressed support Thursday for the United States’ economic sanctions against North Korea in …

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting Apple over its new app

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the EFF, fights the good fight. An international non-profit digital rights group, the nonprofit is famous for standing up against big companies who think they can use baseless legal threats or intimidation to deny users their rights. But now they are setting …

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​Here's what you missed on the second day of CES

CES is in full swing now, and most of the companies here have already laid their cards on the table. It's bittersweet: It means that there are fewer major announcements from big companies to gush over, but also that we have more time to cruise the show floor for hidden treasures. It's also the day …