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Israeli official warned over offensive Facebook postings

A senior government official responsible for promoting positive images of Israel on social media networks has been ordered to stop posting offensive statements on his Facebook page.<p>The gagging order followed a series of trenchant comments made by Daniel Seaman, who recently took up the post of head …

G2 Film& Music cover: Why Stephen Hawking has a lot to teach us about celebrity culture When one of the world's greatest intellects happily admits to being seduced by fame, perhaps the rest of us should stop being so sniffy about it http://t.gu.com/nYYI7 + watch the trailer: http://t.gu.com/nYYIW + News: Eddie Redmayne to play Hawking in film biopic http://t.gu.com/nYYJP

Get a life!

THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the <i>Public</i> …

No deep impact here! Nasa map shows threatening asteroids poised to strike Earth

In a reminder that we mere humans are as fragile as a bubble, Nasa has released a map of all the known asteroids that are passing Earth with just a …

Be a sociopath—or just act like one

WHAT is a sociopath? Diagnostically speaking, it is someone who possesses a mixture of the following characteristics: charm, grandiosity, bloodless …

Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1003000/1003056_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677947_88eb77d932691c961fe9ab103e598ce5<p><b>Ecuador has abandoned a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to drill for oil in previously untouched parts of Yasuni National Park</b> …

Is it OK to spy on your children's online activities?

It is impossible to resist the temptation to snoop on your child when he has left Facebook open on your computer. Once the moment of confusion subsides, and you realise the world has not gone mad, what harm could possibly come from peeking, ever so briefly, down the the rabbit hole of Teenage …

Egypt unrest: what sparked the military crackdown on Brotherhood camps: Guardian Q & A : theguardian.com

Just one month after the overthrow of Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, the country is again facing uncertainty over its future.<p>This week, security forces violently attacked Morsi supporters, who were attacked at encampments near Cairo where they had been calling for …

The truth IS out there… CIA finally admits to existence of Area 51 after years of silence

Conspiracy theorists across the globe may be jumping with elation today and proclaiming ‘we told you so’, after US officials confirmed that Area 51 …

The Guardian's David Marsh writing on the Mind Your Language blog: If you can't use an apostrophe, you don't know your shit http://t.gu.com/nZ5mW Photo: Tesco reveals that it doesn't know, or doesn't care, about the apostrophe. Credit: David Marsh

Area 51 'declassified' in U-2 spy plane history

<b>The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.</b><p>The document obtained by a US university describes the 1955 acquisition of the Nevada site for testing of the secret spy plane.<p>It also explains the …

How has organised crime adapted to globalisation?

“THEY were my partners in crime. They were my best friends. They were my children’s godfathers.” So said John Martorano, a former hitman known as …

Weddington Way is marrying data with dresses to make weddings less painful

When Ilana Stern was in Stanford Business School, she knew she wanted to start her own online fashion business, and she started thinking about …

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon

We imagine the Air Force is none too pleased that Space Fence might shutter as soon as September 1st due to budget constraints, according to leaked memos obtained by <i>Space News</i>. Space Fence, a powerful system of radars that track satellites and space junk orbiting the Earth, performs 40 percent of …

Kathleen Kennedy talks Star Wars: Episode VII, promises an emphasis on story and characters over CGI

Yesterday we brought you some news coming out of <b>Star Wars Celebration Europe</b>, with confirmation that John Williams is set to return to score <b>Star</b> …

Special Features - The Franchise Wars

<i>Anghus Houvouras on Hollywood’s ‘Franchise Wars’…</i><p>The franchise wars. A phrase used by a young Sandra Bullock in the movie <b>Demolition Man</b> used to …

What is an Analemma?

<i>What is an Analemma?</i><p><i>An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun at the same time during the day over the course of a year. Due to the earth’s tilt about its axis (23.45°) and its elliptical orbit about the sun, the location of the sun is not constant from day to day when observed at the same time on each day over the course of a full year. Furthermore, this loop will be inclined at different angles depending on one’s geographical latitude.</i>

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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Re-Awakenings

Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more than that. She would choose naps …

Eyes and Nebulas

Newlyweds and 33 guests celebrate reception at McDonald’s

A Bristol couple’s love for McDonald’s proved to be so strong they decided to hold their wedding reception there.<p>Steve and Emily Asher turned heads …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

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Worst banks for withdrawing cash abroad

Withdrawing money from a cash machine abroad can often be one of the cheapest ways to get your foreign currency when overseas – but some banks charge more than others<p>Many people will get their foreign cash before leaving Britain in order to save money, but inevitably some of us are often caught …

Light lives for at least a billion billion years

Light can theoretically zip around the universe forever without breaking down. That's because it's long been believed that the photon — the elementary particle that makes up light and other electromagnetic radiation — has no mass. But physicist Julian Heeck wondered what would happen if it turned …

How Transplanted Pig Lungs Could Save Human Patients

Martine Rothblatt, the founder and CEO of the Maryland-based drug company United Therapeutics, entered the orphan drug business to develop pharmaceutical treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare but deadly heart disease. Rothblatt spoke with PopMech about the art and science of …

Nokia: your favorite apps are coming to Windows Phone 8, it's simply a matter of when

Bryan Biniak, VP and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development at Nokia, was in London today for the UK launch of JobLens, so we took the opportunity to sit down with him and talk Windows Phone 8, the basket in which Nokia has entrusted all its eggs. Being Microsoft's brother-in-arms, …