Angelina Duran

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How NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden May Have Botched His Getaway

But there is a growing body of evidence that the 30-year-old ex-Booz Allen employee is now in a position to unintentionally leak more highly valuable U.S. national security intel than he meant to.<p>The former CIA technician, stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport, is now in the jurisdiction of …

Surveillance

5 Most Popular Pins on Pinterest This Week: A Chic Outdoor Room, A Nautical Bathroom, and More

A chic outdoor room, a nautical bath, & more.<p>What's popular on Pinterest right now? This week it's a chic black-and-white outdoor room, a colorful mudroom, and a nautical bathroom. For more design inspiration, follow House Beautiful's Pinterest boards.

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Dessert

The most important person entering US government you’ve never heard of

The first week on the job for Nicole Wong, dubbed by many as the US’s first chief privacy officer, has been fairly, well, private. The White House has named Wong, 44, a former top lawyer for Google and Twitter, as the new deputy US chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology …

Privacy

Davis: 'Stop demonizing women'

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis urged Gov. Rick Perry to stop demonizing women for difficult decisions they might have to make, once again responding to the governor’s comments on her personal life.<p>“Gov. Perry…let’s stop demonizing women who face very difficult choices in their life. Let’s make sure …

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

It's 7am at Angkor Wat and there's not a tourist in sight. It's blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. …

How Fruit Flies Know Not To Get It On With The Wrong Species

It's all about a tender leg rub, ladies.<p>All cats are gray in the dark, as the ever-wise and ever-lecherous Ben Franklin put it. But how do you figure out if that cat is actually a dog? Scientists don't entirely understand how animals know not to get it on with another species, a evolutionarily …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Japan

Made in the Shade: Shop Sunglasses by Face Shape

Find the best sunnies to suit your face shape.<p>Sunglasses are doubtlessly a year-round accessory, but we're always up for a seasonal refresh. For the perfect meld of technical, yet unerringly stylish, we asked Kristen McCabe, VP of Product at Sunglass Hut for insight into the best frame types and …

8 Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Days

I'm sure your slow cooker isn't the first cooking apparatus you think of when the weather heats up. However, this time-saving tool takes all the hot …

Cooking

Three-person IVF: UK government backs mitochondrial transfer

The government is to push ahead with plans that would allow doctors to prevent major childhood diseases by creating IVF babies that have genetic …

Senate passes sweeping rewrite of immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill Thursday that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to become U.S. citizens, overhaul the country's immigration system and spend billions to secure the southwest border with Mexico.<p>After years of failed attempts, …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

The Senate Passes Immigration Reform Easily—but What About the House?

Despite garnering 68 votes -- almost unheard of in today's polarized climate -- the bill looks doomed.<p>The Senate approved a measure Thursday to make the most dramatic changes to immigration law in 25 years. It would give a path to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants, dramatically …

Reports: Hernandez murder charge link to 2012 murders?

Authorities are investigating the possible connection of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to a double murder that occurred in Boston last summer, multiple outlets reported, that might have something to do with the murder charge Hernandez faces in the death of 27-year-old …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …