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The Greatest Heists In History [Infographic]

Or, how to steal the Mona Lisa in a few easy steps.<p>Well-executed heists make for good stories, but history's greatest heists, as this infographic published by SimpliSafe shows, are so unbelievable they're almost art.<p>Take, for example, this: a man on board a Portland-to-Seattle flight in 1971 passed …

Microsoft Takes Back Its 'Always-On' Connection And Used Game Policies For Xbox One

The most unpopular features of the new game console are getting scrapped, Microsoft has just announced.<p>Microsoft faced some very negative feedback when it announced that its new console, the Xbox One, would require an internet connection and be released with restrictions on used games. <i>Kotaku</i> wrote …

Super-Hydrophobic Spray Makes All Your Stuff Liquid-Proof

It should start showing up on store shelves in a few weeks.<p>It's definitely weird to watch the NeverWet chemists pump chocolate syrup onto a pair of white canvas shoes and to see the syrup roll off in ribbons. Or how about when the researchers dunk an iPhone into a beaker of water and then pull out …

Exhibit Explores The Dazzling Beauty Of Space Photography

Visions of the Universe exhibit showcases captivating cosmic images<p>A new exhibit at the National Maritime Museum in London celebrates the beauty of space photography and its role in scientific discoveries. Up until September 15, Visions of the Universe will feature more than 100 dazzling images of …

Before-And-After Satellite Images Show Villages Destroyed In Darfur

Human Rights Watch has released near-infrared satellite images confirming the destruction of the town of Abu Jeradil and surrounding villages in Central Darfur. The April 2013 attack is believed to have killed 42 people and burned 2,800 buildings—88 percent of all buildings in the area.<p>According to …

How To Get Rich In Your Country Of Choice [Infographic]

It's easy! Just inherit gobs of cash.<p>How do the rich get rich? The answer depends on geography.<p>This infographic, designed by studio BoldFace and published by Independent Newspapers, breaks down, for various regions, how the rich earned their dough. In the United States, it's a landslide: 67 percent …

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH the Canon EOS 6D: Photographer Justin Lowery [Sponsored Post]

What Inspired them? What Enabled them?<p><b>Justin Lowery</b><p><b>What Inspires You?</b><br>"I am inspired to showcase the natural world, which I view as God's creation. The art is already there—I just have to find it and express it in a simple, elegant composition that refines my vision and makes a statement. My goal is …

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How We Read Online: Is RSS Due For A Revival?

How an unlikely company is planning to revive an unlikely tool.<p>This week, Digg announced that the first version of the new Digg Reader will begin rolling out next week, with all users having access to it by June 26th. This sounds like a small event--a startup releasing an RSS reader. But it's …

Chemist Says BuzzFeeᴅ Article About Food Chemistry Has "Serial Stupidities"

A refutation of "chemophobia."<p>Chemist and blogger Derek Lowe has a long and angry piece up today in response to the BuzzFeeᴅ article titled "Eight Foods That We Eat in The US That Are Banned in Other Countries." It's largely a refutation of the idea that "chemicals" are inherently unsafe, but also …

England, Meet Your New Giant Sheep-Eating Plant

It's huge and spiky and about to bloom in Surrey.<p><i>Puya chilensis</i> is a very large bromeliad, native to the mountains of Chile. Bromeliads are spiky, mostly tropical, mostly New-World plants, the best-known of which is probably the pineapple. But while the pineapple is delicious, <i>Puya chilensis</i> is a …

See A Supermoon In The Sky This Weekend

The biggest full moon of 2013!<p>This Sunday at 7 a.m. ET, the moon will reach its annual perigee, its closest point to Earth for all of 2013. Thirty-two minutes after that, the moon will turn full. This celestial combination will bring about the biggest full moon of the year, a so-called …

Just How Green Is Earth, Really?

In the most literal sense of the word.<p><i>Click to launch the gallery.</i><p>These images were taken by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, a satellite run jointly, as the name suggests, by NASA and the NOAA. In these shots, the satellite is using a Visible-Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite, or …

The Innovator: A website for the well-connected

The little black book has had its share of technological transformations: from Outlook or Gmail organising our contacts to Facebook and LinkedIn, our …

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The World's Youngest Billionaires: 29 Under 40

There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.<p>Those 29 have a total of $119 billion between them. Ten come from the technology sector, …

The Roots of the Next Financial Crisis—How Wall Street Undermines Reform

As Wall Street money flows to Republicans, Democrats are scrambling to get back in big money’s good graces, writes Lawrence Lessig.<p>Fifty-one percent, …