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The trial of the Pirate Bay founder is as salacious as you’d expect

The prosecution is openly attacking Gottfrid Svartholm Warg’s character, and things are getting ugly fast<p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark — From the moment he surprised the defense with new material on the first day of the trial, it was clear that the Danish lawyer prosecuting Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid …

Lord Almighty! 300-Year-Old Jesus Statue Found to Have Human Teeth

A Jesus statue that has lived an unassuming life in a small town in Mexico for the last 300 years has been hiding a strange secret: real human teeth.<p>Exactly how the statue of Jesus awaiting punishment prior to his crucifixion got its set of choppers is a mystery.<p>But the statue may be an example of …

Archaeology

You’re running out of time to protect your computer

International law enforcement authorities over the weekend took control of two hacker networks that have infected more than a million computers …

Private Sector

Scientists Are Creating New, Incurable Diseases in Labs

Is that reasonable?<p>Swine flu, or H1N1, had been dead for 20 years when it suddenly re-emerged in 1977 with a curious twist. The new strain was genetically similar to one from the 1950s, almost as though it had been sitting frozen in a lab since then. Indeed, it eventually became clear that the …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

How Russell Crowe's Noah united two religions – against it

<b>Name:</b> Noah.<p><b>Age:</b> Minus two weeks.<p><b>Appearance:</b> That depends. There are about seven different versions.<p><b>I'm confused. I thought there was only one Noah in the Bible? And didn't he live for 950 years?</b> Sure, in a biblical kind of way.<p><b>But?</b> But we're not talking about Noah the person, we're talking about …

Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado.<p>Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very …

To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Removing all the dangerous bacteria from drinking water would have enormous health benefits for people around the world.<p>The technologies exist for doing that, but there's a problem: cost.<p>Now a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology thinks he's on to a much less expensive way to …

5 Glasses That Can Change How You See The World

20/20 vision<p>Google Glass might not have done much to move fashion forward, but it has inspired a bevy of copycats—many of which will be on the market before Glass. Some of them are subtle, some futuristic, and some seem plucked straight from 1950s B-movies. The common thread: All of them will …

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

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The End Of Anonymity

Technology that matches faces to names can already single out criminals. What happens when it can identify anyone?<p><i>Click here to see how a useless photo turns into an identifiable face.</i><p>Detective Jim McClelland clicks a button and the grainy close-up of a suspect—bearded, expressionless, and looking …

Are we born good or evil?

Do humans have an innate sense of morality? If so, where does it exist in the brain and how did it get there? BBC’s Horizon shows how scientists looking into the minds of babies and criminals are rewriting our ideas of right and wrong.<p>Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, David Berkowitz – these men were …

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Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street in Middlesbrough or Stoke.<p>When Marx wrote, in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts …

How cats can help you learn Spanish

Give your nervous system a break and learn a new language with the help of some cute kittens<p>We humans are foolish geniuses. Whether we behave like fools or geniuses largely depends on context.<p>Schools bring out the fools in us. A study by Walker (2010), for instance, found that UK secondary school …

Newly Found Exoplanet Is Earth-Like In Size And Composition

A recently discovered exoplanet is similar in density and size to Earth. Too bad the planet is also 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.<p>Who's this little guy hanging out so close to its sun? It's an exoplanet, discovered just this past July, and before I call it "little" again—its radius is …

FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

Fossil fish find in China fills in evolutionary picture | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An international team of scientists in China has discovered what may be the earliest known creature with a distinct face, a 419 million-year-old fish that could be a missing link in the development of vertebrates.<p>The fossil find in China’s Xiaoxiang Reservoir, reported by the …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 3 | Trusted Reviews

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is official. It improves upon the previous Note 2 in virtually every way imaginable.<p>But is it any better than the Samsung …

For every major event, there is usually a theory that argues it was due to a conspiracy. Conspiracy theories are seemingly more popular than ever, so how do supposedly rational people get caught in their tangled webs? http://gu.com/p/3tgb4/tw

What's the point of sleep?

Almost as much as eating food or tormenting the local wildlife, my cats love to sleep. Which is probably why I get on so well with them, because I'm also quite partial to a good nap. The trouble with sleep is that no one's quite sure why we actually do it. But a new paper published in the Journal …

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Video: Dutch Artist Turns His Dead Cat Into a Flying Quadcopter

After Bart Jansen's cat Orville was killed by a car, the artist had the animal taxidermied and then, "after a period of mourning," converted the stuffed kitty into a radio-controlled quadcopter. The video is below.<p>It's not clear whether or not Orville always dreamed of being a flying cat, but let's …

Guide cover story: Twenty years after In Utero, Nirvana's importance hasn't diminished They're still the key inspiration for for angry young bands everywhere. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic look back at their legacy http://t.gu.com/opZh7

Love hotels and cuddle cafes: 22 weird and wonderful things about Japan

One lobsterman was left pinching himself after he caught this rare crustacean. Full story here: http://bit.ly/14Mff35

This tool lets you stalk Twitter users to teach them a lesson about privacy

You know those geotagged tweets and Instagram posts you’re publishing from your mobile phone? It turns out anyone can access them to find out where …