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Ingress creator Niantic Labs leaving Google to become an independent company

Surely, you have heard of Ingress, the Google-backed augmented reality game that has been downloaded over 12 million times and has all these players frantically hacking portals all over the city. This game, along with Field Trip, was created by Niantic Labs, a group that was incubated within …

Niantic

40 best holiday villas and apartments in Europe

From posh with pools to basic but functional, we select new holiday lets in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the rest of Europe<p>FRANCE<p>La Jardin à la Francaise, Dordogne<p>For a group getaway that’s more Enchanted April than Peter’s Friends, this eight-bedroom manor house close to Périgueux is …

Swimming Pools

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

A Reporter Is Forced to Testify Against His Alleged Source

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A reporter for <i>The New York Times</i> will have to testify against a CIA official accused of leaking …

Expat appeals UAE sentence after rape charge

A Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police in March this year.<p>Marte Deborah Dalelv was visiting Dubai on a business trip from Qatar, where she worked as a decorator, when she was raped. The 25-year-old reported …

U.S. Government Gets Approval to Keep Tracking Phone Records

Well, at least this time they are telling everyone their phone records are being collected.<p>The U.S. government said Friday that the secret foreign …

Two Persian leopard cubs born, first birth in 50 years

The Persian leopard declined drastically throughout the 20th century due to poaching and habitat loss.<p>Two Persian leopard cubs were born in a Russian national park last week for the first time in 50 years, according to a statement from the World Wildlife Fund. The species is endangered.<p>The Persian …

Wildlife

FAA Asks: Please Don't Shoot Down the Drones

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this week, one Colorado town floated the idea of letting its residents buy hunting permits …

Barack Obama urged to act on deal for global aviation pollution

Barack Obama must act fast to avoid a trade war over Europe's efforts to curb airlines' carbon pollution, a key member of the European parliament has …

The world must hear from Edward Snowden again

In the case of Edward Snowden and the secret surveillance abuses that he has exposed, it's us against them. But who is "us" and who is "them?"<p>This …

Senators accuse government of using 'secret law' to collect Americans' data

A bipartisan group of 26 US senators has written to intelligence chiefs to complain that the administration is relying on a "secret body of law" to …

The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians

I've written an article on NSA surveillance for the front page of the Sunday edition of O Globo, the large Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de …

US privacy group challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records

The US supreme court will be asked to suspend the blanket collection of US telephone records by the FBI under an emergency petition due to be filed …

NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe

Britain has blocked the first crucial talks on intelligence and espionage between European officials and their American counterparts since the NSA …

NSA surveillance: French human rights groups seek judicial investigation

Two human rights groups have filed a lawsuit in Paris seeking an investigation into whether the US National Security Agency violated French privacy …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

Russian Parliament Moves Ahead On Anti-Blasphemy Measure

Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to an anti-blasphemy bill that would make it a crime to offend religious feelings.<p>The BBC reports that the bill was drafted last year after members of the punk band Pussy Riot used Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedral to perform a protest song …

Orphaned in US, SOPA Finds Home in Russia

America’s controversial Stop Online Piracy Act is back—and it’s poised to become law in a matter of weeks. SOPA, however, isn’t coming to the United …

Russia to Adopt New ICBM Targeting System by 2020 – Source

MOSCOW, June 18 (RIA Novosti) – By 2020, all units of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) will be equipped with an advanced targeting system …

Europe's New War on Nightlife

Bloated EU squanders £440m on pen-pushers in over 120 countries

The European External Action Service cost £440m last year to run<p>Figures showed unelected Labour peer Baroness Ashton now employs more than 3,000 …

Curiosity rover finds evidence Mars lost its atmosphere 4bn years ago

A mysterious, catastrophic event tore away the atmosphere of Mars, according to the first detailed analysis of the make-up of the air on the Red …

Pharma Companies Must End Secret Gifts To Doctors Starting Next Month

The Affordable Care Act's transparency requirements go into effect August 1.<p>Pharmaceutical and medical device companies make it rain on doctors, hospitals and even medical students on the regular. Members of the pharmaceutical industry promote their companies and drugs through things like free …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

APOD: Take a Picture of Saturn (2013 Jul 19) Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130719.html Explanation: Take a picture of Saturn in the sky tonight. You could capture a view like this one. Recorded just last month looking toward the south, planet Earth and ruins of the ancient temple of Athena at Assos, Turkey are in the foreground. The Moon rises at the far left of the frame and Saturn is the bright "star" at the upper right, near Virgo's alpha star Spica (picture with labels). If you do take a picture of Saturn or wave at Saturn and take a picture, you can share it online and submit it to the Saturn Mosaic Project. Why take a picture tonight? Because the Cassini spacecraft will be orbiting Saturn and taking a picture of you. http://twanight.org/Tezel Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130719 #APOD

Sweet hydrogen: how sugar could help satisfy the world's energy needs

Hydrogen makes an extraordinarily efficient and clean fuel. Three times as energy-efficient as petrol, Nasa used it to power its space shuttles. It …

What Does Space Smell Like?

Man, that comet really reeks<p>The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race—a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue. The source? Dying stars, mostly.<p>The by-products of all this rampant combustion are smelly compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These molecules "seem to be …