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open-minded writing from Cuba

Flicking through the unattractive options on our TV channels on Tuesday September 18th, I stumbled across an interview with Cuban President Miguel …

Communist Party

A Particle Collider Created Matter Not Seen Since the Big Bang

This is a recreation of some of the first states of matter.<p>When the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, all matter as we know it went from a single point of near-infinite energy to an ever expanding tapestry of matter, anti-matter, dark matter, photons, neutrinos, and more. In those early …

Cuba faces bumpy road before opening for U.S. tourists

With diplomatic relations restored, more and more Americans have been clamoring to visit Cuba. While Cuba has already welcomed more visitors than …

Why Cybersecurity Is So Difficult to Get Right

It seems like hardly a week goes by without news of a data breach at yet another company. And it seems more and more common for breaches to break records in the amount of information stolen. If you’re a company trying to secure your data, where do you start? What should you think about? To answer …

Prevent Email Horror with a 2-Minute Send Delay

Marketing manager Grier was just plain tired of colleagues playing the expert in her domain. When a designer sent her an e-mail questioning her choice of quotes for a new product brochure, she snapped.<p>“How about you do your job, and I’ll do mine!” she typed back rapidly and punched “send.” A split …

The Hipsters of Havana

Alhen Mayfren and Belkys Mata pose for a picture at Pabellón Cuba. She is an accountant from Venezuela and came to Cuba on vacation for a couple of …

Don’t worry, Americans: “Old” Cuba isn’t going anywhere just yet

<i>This is the last in a series of four dispatches this week on the US-Cuba opening.</i><p>HAVANA, CUBA—I saw the first selfie stick twenty minutes after arriving in Havana. It was in the middle of Revolution Plaza, where Fidel Castro once delivered strident oratory to millions. Two tourists snapped pictures …

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Ten free sources to learn IT security

If you’re looking to improve your information security expertise, and you don’t have a lot of time or a lot of money to spend, then the Internet is …

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Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Merah Putih Mission

On Tuesday, August 7th at 1:18 a.m. EDT, Falcon 9 successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, …

Watch Emma Watson Explain Why She's a Feminist

British actress Emma Watson called on men and boys around the globe to join the movement for gender equality during a moving speech given in her role …

TSOVET Watches in the Shop

We’ve been fans of TSOVET since they started making watches in 2008, so we’re excited to announce we’ve added some of their timepieces to our shop …

Spying malware leaves countries' energy grids open to attack

Cyberwarfare campaigns against Western energy grids aren't just the stuff of action movies these days -- they're very, very real. Symantec has discovered a likely state-sponsored hacking group, nicknamed Dragonfly, that has been using phishing sites and trojans to compromise energy suppliers in the …

Russian gangs take 1.2B passwords, 500M email addresses in biggest Web heist ever

Security researchers are calling it the biggest theft of user data ever.<p>A Russian criminal group successfully lifted 1.2 billion passwords and 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites, Hold Security, an Internet security company said today.<p>Hold Security, based in Milwaukee, has declined to …

Furry Two-Face chimera cat is bewitchingly beautiful

Cats are hardly ordinary creatures, and Venus, a cat living in North Carolina, is even more extraordinary. The chimera cat is, as her Facebook fan …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

Virgin Galactic space flights set for this year

Get ready for liftoff. Virgin Galactic said it hopes to start offering commercial flights into space by the second half of this year.<p>Virgin said it has already collected $80 million in deposits and sold 680 tickets, each costing $250,000. Full test flights are set to begin this spring.<p>Virgin …

A Gross Gadget That Raises Flies for You to Eat

TV shows like <i>Iron Chef</i> and <i>Chopped</i> have gotten audiences used to the idea of bizarre ingredients, but Reykjavík-based design student Búi Bjarmar …

OKAY, WELL, THANKS FOR LUNCH

OKAY, WELL, THANKS FOR LUNCH.<p>IT WAS REALLY GOOD SEEING YOU AGAIN. REALLY GOOD. I’VE MISSED YOU.<p>I MISSED YOU TOO.<p>SO MUCH.<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>…<p>OKAY, SERIOUSLY, I’VE GOT A PILATES CLASS AT 3. IT WAS NICE RUNNING INTO YOU.<p>IT WAS, WASN’T IT?<p>LET ME GO, DAN.

This Amazingly Complex Commercial Was Shot in Just One Continuous Take

(Video Link)<p>It's 1 minute and 41 seconds of complex choreography done with basketballs and a car. Filmmaker Kurt Hugo Schneider made it as a …

Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

Researchers at a laboratory in California say they've had a breakthrough in producing fusion reactions with a giant laser. The success comes after years of struggling to get the laser to work and is another step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.<p>Omar Hurricane, a researcher at Lawrence …

15 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Brain

When you have many thoughts in your mind, it can be overwhelming. Maybe you won’t be able to focus on just the thing you’re working on because of …

6 Ways To Clear Your Mind From All The Clutter

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Nazis Vs Experimental Suit in WWII Short - PROJECT ARBITER

Randy Grubb's Decopods - Jay Leno's Garage

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WTF: 'Breaking Bad' Blue Meth Actually Circulating in New Mexico – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> Call it a sick case of life imitating art, but <i>ABC News</i> is reporting methamphetamine tinted the color blue has begun circulating in the Four …