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Story Behind the Kissing Couple by Pop Photo

Recently, the Internet went crazy over a picture of a couple kissing during the Vancouver riots. Was it real or was it staged? We all wanted to know…<p>Pop Photo just released a lengthy interview with the photographer who took the shot, Richard Lam.<i><br>When the Vancouver Canucks lost in game 7 of the</i> …

Stanley Cup

Income inequality happens by design. We can't fix it by tweaking capitalism

The economic hoarding by those at the top has been termed “income inequality”, but that’s neither a strong nor accurate enough phrasing. I have never heard poor people complain about “income inequality”; poor people complain about being screwed out of housing , or about working more hours for less …

Demographics

Silicon Valley’s New Power Player: China

<b>By Jeffrey Ball</b><p>PHOTOGRAPH FOR FORTUNE BY MARK LEONG<p>December 4, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p>CLEAN TECH: SPECIAL REPORT<p><i>Backed by Beijing, deep-pocketed,</i> …

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side of the Atlantic is making that transition look childishly simple and affordable.<p>In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint without …

Renewable Energy

What I learned when a hacker stole my identity and took over my Facebook account

Last Wednesday, I woke up to two emails from Facebook. One let me know that the primary email address on my account had been switched to a Hotmail account I haven't used since 2009. The other let me know the password had been hanged on my Facebook account. I'd been hacked.<p>Fortunately, both emails …

Social Media

As Bubble Deflates, Startup Investors Are Trying to Cash Out

Paul Martino has an unusual strategy for a venture capitalist: He cashes out early, offloading as much as much as 30 percent of his stakes in …

Venture Capital

Microsoft will host data in Germany to hide it from US spies

Microsoft is opening new data centers in Germany to allow European customers to hide their digital information from US government surveillance. The new data centers will open in late 2016 and will be operated by a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. However, <i>The Financial Times</i> notes that customers will …

Scholar deciphers oldest known alphabet primer, in ancient Egyptian

A Dutch Egyptologist recently deciphered the oldest known abecedary or alphabet-like primer on a 3,500-year-old shard of pottery from an Egyptian …

Women Won the Right to Vote, but Not Yet the Right to Their Bodies

The new movie Suffragette shows how ugly the fight for the female vote was and today’s news shows how little it has accomplished in some …

Feminism

The dreamy twosome tackling body shaming and inequality

In a sea of carefully curated Instagrams, detox tea promos, and mundane food pics, teens Dounia and Mina are a welcome respite from the usual gamut. Hailing from NYC, they're among the new wave of socially conscious babes taking the internet by storm. Far from teenage tropes of raging …

Feminism

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Top 10 Hacking Tools of 2015

Hacking a network or webapp without using any automatic tool is not feasible anymore. But, selection of the right tool is an important job because …

Forensics

Teenage girl develops hepatitis after drinking too much green tea

Doctors say 16 year-old's kidney infection caused by drinking three cups of green tea every day for three months in a bid to lose weight<p>It is the drink of choice for the health-conscious, but doctors have warned of the hidden dangers of green tea after a teenage girl who drank three cups a day for …

Japanese Street Photography Highlights the Nation’s Rich Culture

If you've ever wanted to walk along the streets of Japan and become immersed in its remarkable culture, Japanese photographer Takashi Yasui can help you get there. With his vibrant snapshots, the artist effortlessly transports viewers to various locations all across this breathtaking country. There …

Never Burn or Crust Your Stainless Steel Pans Again

Consider the days of food sticking to—and burning on—your stainless steel pots and pans over.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Erika Crout confesses to burning her stainless steel pots</i> …

Stainless Steel

Oktoberfest 2015: Usain Bolt joins in the fun at world's largest beer festival - Telegraph

South Korean president talks tough, demands apology from Pyongyang

In midst of negotiations to ease tensions, President Park demands apology over landmine incidents that injured two South Korean soldiers<p>South Korean President Park Geun-hye talked tough on Monday, demanding that North Korea apologise over a recent landmine incident, even as the bitter rivals held …

Watch Dads React to Their Daughters Being Catcalled

They are not pleased. You wouldn't be either.<p>Every time I get catcalled, I always wonder how my big, overprotective father would react if he saw what was happening. Would he be enraged, or would he potentially be flattered that members of his sex find his offspring attractive?<p>The Scene set to …

Time I

From Usain Bolt to 'Donkey Man' – how Jamaica stays so fast

The American essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan once wondered what made Jamaican music so special. How on earth, he asked, had this small Caribbean island spawned so many global stars, and more recorded music per head than anywhere else on the planet? “Creatively,” Sullivan wrote, “it just seems to …

Bob Marley

13 Things You Should Know About Stripping, From a Stripper

I'm not ashamed, and if you're uncomfortable, that's your problem.<p>I don't tell everyone I'm a stripper. I'm not ashamed, but the stereotypical "you must be a slut" judgment is not a lot of fun.<p>When I do tell people, I'm very open about what I do and my experiences as a dancer. I try very hard to …

Stereotypes

月亮代表我的心 by 鄧麗君 Lee Young-ae

The NSA's SIM heist may have compromised a lot more than your calls

Last week, <i>The Intercept</i> published shocking new documents detailing a campaign by US and UK spies to hack into the SIM manufacturer Gemalto, stealing crucial encryption keys that protect and authenticate cellphone signals. But while it was clearly a major attack, I had a hard time seeing the …

Photographer Finds Beautiful Medium Format Beach Photos in Thrift Store

Photographer Meagan Abell from Richmond, Virginia, was browsing a thrift shop a few weeks ago when she stumbled across 4 sets of medium format …

How NSA and GCHQ spied on the Cold War world

<b>American and British intelligence used a secret relationship with the founder of a Swiss encryption company to help them spy during the Cold War, newly released documents analysed by the BBC reveal.</b><p>The story of the German Enigma machine is well-known - a device built to provide secure …

Former Heads of Homeland Security, NSA Back Encryption

Three prominent former national-security officials endorsed the use of encryption in communications, breaking with President Barack Obama and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey in their standoff with Silicon Valley over new uses of the controversial technology.<p>Former National …

National Security

Age-Wise Style: 9 Timeless Buys

For many years, people have asked me: “What are the items that every woman should own?” I’ve always responded by saying that you can’t generalize. If …

Young Protesters Languish in Jail under Egypt's Military Counter-Revolution

By Nelly Bassily | ( openDemocracy) | – –<p>Yara Sallam is starting the second year of her sentence in Qanater Women’s prison outside Cairo. She says, …

We Asked Jimmy Wales Why His Social Network Is Better Than Twitter

TPO wants to be a “meaningful” social network.<p>Another week, another social network launch, except this one is chaired by a guy who knows how to internet: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.<p>Wales is executive chairman of The People's Operator, a mobile phone operator in the UK and now US that just …

Why a 762-year-old Japanese temple was the perfect setting for a hackathon

TOKYO—It was 3:30 in the morning and the only sounds in the temple were of the summer rains pouring off the tiled roof and the keisaku slaps upon the shoulders of those of us sitting in meditation.<p>A keisaku is a flat board made of oak or chestnut that looks something like a miniature cricket bat. …

Japan