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A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Presented with Film Stills from Pixar Films

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling Presented with Film Stills from Pixar Films<p>Back in 2001, former Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted this series of …

The Snowden Effect: Ireland Edition

<b>Over here</b>, the <i>Irish Independent</i>is having god's own fun with some tapes that were leaked to it. The tapes are of the executives of the Anglo-Irish bank, meeting to discuss precisely a) how profoundly they were cheating the customers, and b) how profoundly they were lying to the government in order …

Ireland

GOP’s 7 most mind-boggling “scientific” theories

Masturbating fetuses are just the start<p>It was Texas Representative Michael Burgess’ turn on the GOP’s Bullhorn of Crazy this week. “You watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” Burgess said during a congressional debate on the House Republican’s absolutely …

Meet Your New Wingnut Congresscritter: Michael Burgess

<b>With the imminent departure</b> of Michele Bachmann from the World's Greatest Legislative Body, we have inaugurated a new semi-regular weekly feature in which we study the possible successor to la Bachmann as Royal Regent of the Crazy People. (Louie Gohmert is, of course, emperor for life.) You may …

Elections

Mexican cat draws support for mayoral run

Fed up with politicians they call "rats," a group of friends in the eastern Mexican city of Xalapa have put forward their ideal candidate for mayor: a cat named Morris.<p>Xalapa resident Sergio Chamorro, who adopted the cat in August, said the plan began as a joke between friends borne out of their …

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Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong?

A magazine publisher has written a provocative article raising that question. I try to offer some answers.<p>Colin Dunn/Flickr<p>The metaphor Unz chose in his headline provokes more than it distills.<p>His whole article is nevertheless worth reading (with the caution that Tyler Cowen wisely counsels). At …

How Google and Facebook May Help with the NSA and PRISM

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>An update and slight correction, 7:59 p.m.</i>: A spokesperson forwarded us this message from Google's …

Traitor or hero whistleblower? Court-martial is set for Bradley Manning

Pfc. Bradley Manning says he was driven by an unquenchable thirst for information and wanted to show the world the truth about the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military says he helped enemies of the United States.<p>Now a judge will decide his fate.<p>Manning, a 25-year-old former Army …

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Sistine Chapel 'has become haven for pickpockets'

Its frescoed walls and ceiling by Michelangelo make it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but the Sistine Chapel has also become a haven for pickpockets, guides have warned.<p>Thefts in the 15th century chapel and in the adjoining Vatican Museums have led some tour guides to …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …