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The next great financial crash: How our corporate overlords are setting us up to fail (again)

While profits soar, wages continue to stagnate and anti-tax zealots gut the safety net — a recipe for disaster<p>Thom Hartmann<p>July 4, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The denial of fundamental economic principles is setting the world up for another Great Crash.<p>Although …

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

Sex and wheels: Zadie Smith on JG Ballard's Crash

I met JG Ballard once – it was a car crash. We were sailing down the Thames in the middle of the night, I don't remember why. A British Council thing, maybe? The boat was full of young British writers, many of them drunk, and a few had begun hurling a stack of cheap conference chairs over the hull …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

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Smile More With SPY's Happy 20 Collection

For two decades now, Southern California's SPY has been making eyewear inspired by the region's action sports culture. While many other optics brands have survived for longer, the 20 year mark is rather impressive for an independent company. To celebrate, SPY has launched the limited edition Happy …

Recommended Reading: sexist video games and origins of forensic science

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Is 'Assassin's Creed' Sexist? Is Link a Girl? And More Fun Questions From This</b> …

How to draw… Mr Big

He's very tough, very scary and very big but really he's just a massive softie. Ed Vere teaches you how to draw the gorilla hero and jazz legend Mr Big.<p>You can experience Ed Vere creating a pop up jazz club brought to you by Mr Big live at Pop Up Festival of Stories

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Why Graphene Sheets Make Sexier Chips Than Silicon

The innovation from researchers in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is all about making a complete …

Nanotech

Meet the Rich Lister who owns a quarter of the Cup horses

Forget kings: in Australia, racing is the sport of the very, very rich. Most of the horses racing today at the Melbourne Cup are owned by some Rich …

Germaine Greer sells archive to University of Melbourne

Pioneering feminist academic and broadcaster Germaine Greer has sold her lifetime archive to the University of Melbourne, where she began her education more than 50 years ago. She plans to devote the proceeds to rehabilitation of the Australian rainforest.<p>The archive, including manuscripts of …

Two Years Ago, Apple Lost Steve Jobs; Has It Lost Its Way?

Two years ago today, Apple's visionary leader and co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer at 56. Many worried that the company would never be the same without him. Jobs, ironically, wasn’t one of them. He had resigned as CEO 6 weeks earlier and in his letter to the board wrote: “I strongly recommend …

NASA's Voyager 1 Mission Far From Over

NASA’s recent announcement that its venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft had made humankind’s first historic leap into interstellar space might seem like a great way to end its hugely successful decades-old mission.<p>But, in reality, the spacecraft likely has more than ten years of life remaining.<p>That is, …

Reporter Had To Decide If Snowden Leaks Were 'The Real Thing'

Since the beginning of June, Barton Gellman has been reporting on classified intelligence documents given to him by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor. As a result of the Snowden leaks, Gellman and reporter Laura Poitras broke the story of the PRISM program, which mines …

Mobile News App Circa Launches Its Web Platform For Browsing And Following Stories

Circa, a startup that offers quick and mobile news consumption, is expanding its services to the web by launching its online platform for following and sharing news. While the website doesn’t have the full functionality of the iOS app, the company aims to complete it later this year.<p>The mission of …

Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Fitness

<b>Guest Post by Tyler Bramlett, Creator of the CT-50 System</b><p>One of the most common mistakes people make is getting married to the idea that the only way …

Body Fat

Specification for Transporting and Placing Concrete

Concrete shall be transported and placed by approved methods that ensure segregation or loss of material will not occur.<p>Concrete drop during vertical …

What is the Hyperloop? Billionaire Elon Musk is finally telling us

Billionaire Elon Musk has held back on describing his Hyperloop concept for high-speed travel, but a couple of weeks ago, he said a plan laid out by John Gardi is the "closest I've seen anyone guess so far." This graphic by Brent Couchman is based on Gardi's "guess." For a larger version, go to …

Beyond Online Classes: How the Internet of Everything Is Transforming Education

Over the next few weeks, students will be heading back to school for the fall semester. In fact, my oldest child will be starting college for the first time, and I have another one not far behind. So naturally, I’ve been thinking about the future of education, and the opportunities and challenges …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

The Brain

Inside Evasi0n, The Most Elaborate Jailbreak To Ever Hack Your iPhone

In Apple’s eternal cat and mouse game to control what you can and can’t run on your iOS device, score another one for the mice.<p>On Monday a team of hackers that calls themselves the evad3rs released evasi0n, the first jailbreak program that works for the iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 4, the iPad …

Typographic Illustrations by Alex Colbourne

Surreal Wooden Figure Sculptures by Willy Verginer

Italian artist Willy Verginer creates surreal wooden figure sculptures with bold sections of color and pattern, and curious juxtapositions of humans …

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Tiki Tops Restaurant - Kaneohe, Hawaii - 1959.

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs

The odorless and tasteless nature of "date rape drugs" can make them impossible for victims to detect before it's too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and …

During the federal election campaign Fairfax will be hosting a series of Google Hangouts on Air, where you can spar with politicians and debate the policies that will determine this year's closely-fought poll. The Hangouts will be streamed live and hosted by Online Political Editor Tim Lester. Today we're hosting our first Hangout with Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder and Victorian Senate candidate. It kicks off at 12.30, and you can watch it here: http://ow.ly/nHgst. (If you're also on Twitter or Google+, you can follow the conversation using the hashtag #AssangeHangout.)

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …