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U.S. spy court judge dismissed privacy advocate's concerns about data use

An independent lawyer assigned to represent Americans' privacy interests before the nation's top-secret spy court failed to persuade a judge to block FBI agents from searching intelligence databases to hunt for evidence of traditional crimes rather than restricting them to national security probes, …

Surveillance

Mormons' unChristian policy on LGBTQ

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes in the history of a religion there are moments of decision — events that set the course of the group for generations. Today, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are living through such a moment.<p>Last week, the governing council of the church, the …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Shocking Emails Expose George Bush and Tony Blair Plotting Iraq War a YEAR Before the Invasion

In a stunning blow to the official narrative propagated by the Bush administration, recently released, declassified emails have exposed the numerous …

Tony Blair

9 Netflix Hacks That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

Binge on your favorite TV shows like an expert.<p><b>1. Helium.</b> Helium is a floating, transparent browser window that allows you to watch Netflix while you work on different projects.<p><b>2. The Neflix Enhancement.</b> This bundle of ingenious Netflix add-ons for Chrome gives you IMDB profiles, trailers, and …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Scientists Discover Vast Water Tank 600 Thousand Kilometres Beneath The Surface Of The Earth

For a long time, the dominant theory about how water came to be on this Earth supposed that water was brought to Earth by icy comets that crashed …

TRUMP: My 'massive' net worth is 'in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS'

In fact, he claims his personal fortune is so "massive" that it cannot be detailed on the Federal Election Commission financial-disclosure forms required for White House hopefuls.<p>Trump's campaign released a statement on Wednesday indicating that he has filed his disclosure forms and that he has a …

Donald Trump

How to Get Rainbow Locks Without Dyeing Your Hair

Silver hair, it’s time for you to step back, because these days everyone is loving bright hues for their locks. A ‘do that’s all the colors of the rainbow is the latest and greatest hair DO, and we’re here to show you how to get it — we’ve covered permanent rainbow hair inspo, shown you how to get …

GOP Should Handle Trump Very Carefully

The media has a love/hate relationship with Donald Trump. He is at once, breathtaking in his proclamations and ludicrous in his behavior. He is hard to ignore. Like the entertainment value of watching two trains collide, no one in media wants to miss a Trump event. At the same time, they don't want …

3 Yoga Poses For Flatter Abs

Jul 14, 2015<p>Are you fond of junk food? Do you lead an erroneous lifestyle, indulging on the junkies and avoiding exercise? No wonder you have …

When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

A year and a half ago, Dr. David Casarett did not take medical marijuana very seriously. "When I first started this project, I really thought of medical marijuana as a joke," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross.<p>But then the palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind …

11 tips to make you a Netflix master

Everyone loves Netflix. For $7.99 each month, it puts many of our favorite shows and movies at our fingertips and on nearly all of our devices 24/7.<p>And with its growing collection of original programming ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Marvel's Daredevil," and more), Netflix keeps …

Remote Controls

Inside the Museum of Sex’s 150-Year-Old Porn Stash

While online porn may seem a world away from the brothel catalogs of long ago, the Museum of Sex’s latest show shows our appetite for porn is …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg's vision of the future is full of artificial intelligence, telepathy, and virtual reality

They may seem far-fetched now but some of the Facebook CEO's deas are shared by futurists and scientists alike.<p>Scientists at Facebook and elsewhere are working toward a future where artificial intelligence (AI), telepathy, and virtual reality are commonplace. In fact, some of that technology is …

Artificial Intelligence

Exam focus damaging pupils' mental health, says NUT

<b>Too much focus on exams is damaging pupils' mental health and self-esteem in England's schools, a report says.</b><p>The National Union of Teachers' report says pupils are developing stress-related conditions linked to testing.<p>Based on a survey of 8,000 teachers and a review of research, the report says …

Mental Health

This Woman Got A Tattoo To Honour Her Late Father And Started A Global Movement

Project Semicolon aims to encourage and support those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-harm.<p>"From the start the project was a huge success," Bleuel said. "It is credited to a good friend of mine who wishes to not be named. He is a genius when it comes to networking. In the …

Memo to Media: Ask Trump if He's a 'Serial Racist'

It's easy to laugh off Donald Trump's fact-free comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists. And easy to poke fun, as Jon Stewart did, at Trump's grudging admission that some Mexican immigrants might be "good people."<p>But there is a serious issue here, and mainstream media interviewers have …

Big Rip will end the universe, scientists claim

Big Bang is how it all began for the universe – Big Rip is how it will end, new research claims to show<p>A group of scientists claim to have evidence supporting the Big Rip theory, explaining how the universe will end – in 22 billion years.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

Read TIME's Prescient Review of Back to the Future

Turning the big 3-0 is always a big deal, but for <i>Back to the Future</i> it’s particularly so. After all, 30 years is the time span that sets the whole …

The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics, Animated

How a lineage of scientists pieced together the puzzle revealing the dual nature of the universe.<p>Ever since Heisenberg stood on the shoulders of giants to pave the way for quantum mechanics, this captivating branch of science and its central fact — that light can behave both as a particle and as a …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

A Museum Let Street Artists Do Whatever They Want On Its Walls. Here’s The Result

Street artists began painting on the walls of the Long Beach Museum of Art on June 26th of this year. The project, titled “Vitality and Verve: …

Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

by Jordan Rosenfeld <br>mentalfloss<p>When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of science. You can’t …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>