Daniel Burford

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These emails show how upset NSA spies were with the 'Enemy of the State' film

That shouldn't come as a surprise — the spy agency was portrayed as the villain — but now BuzzFeed News has obtained internal emails that prove it.<p>"I saw a preview for the new movie 'Enemy of the State' and to my surprise found out that NSA were the 'bad guys' in it," one NSA employee wrote in a …

End of daily injections for diabetes as scientists restore insulin production

Injecting billions of immune cells back into the body boosts insulin production, preventing the need for daily injections<p>The end of daily injections for diabetes sufferers could be in sight after scientists showed it is possible to restore insulin production for up to a year by boosting the immune …

Nocookies

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Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Men who feel the least masculine are nearly three times more likely to commit violent acts compared with those who are comfortable in their own skin<p>Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of …

Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are snapping photos of Earth at night, and the images are telling a troubling story.<p>Using the photos, a citizen science project called Cities at Night has discovered that most light-emitting diodes (LEDs) — which are touted for their energy-saving …

Essential education: 20 books every designer needs to read | Desktop

<i>With an abundance of published information and imagery being spouted from every direction it can be hard to select the texts that are worth reading.</i> …

Graphic Design

The Epic BYOD Toolbox

• PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s …

17 Simple Rules for Buying the Perfect Suit

Look your best with these suit style tips.<p>A couple of truths about suits: 1) You need at least one. 2) It's going to cost you. Exactly how much is up to you. Thanks to technology, inexpensive labor, and the free market, you can now buy a damn fine suit for under $300. You can also drop a grand or …

Wild Day for Global Stock Markets: Pictures

Beijing

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3-D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …

Scanners

Watch Sony's prototype drone do a vertical takeoff

Here's your first look at the drone Sony's developing with a Tokyo robotics firm under its collab company called Aerosense. The UAV can carry up to 22 pounds, fly continuously for two hours at a speed of 106 miles per hour and, as you can see in the video below the fold, take off and land …

Drones

Microsoft Launches First Public Beta Of Cortana For Android

After a private beta and a few leaks, Microsoft today launched the first public beta of its Siri- and Google Now-like Cortana personal assistant for Android.<p>Microsoft describes the Cortana app as a “companion to your Windows 10 PC” that extends the service’s functionality across any device you …

Gardening Around Tree Roots: How To Plant Flowers In Soil With Tree Roots

Planting under and around trees is a dicey bit of business. This is because of the shallow feeder roots of trees and their high moisture and nutrient …

JPDA Turns a 500-Sq.-Ft. Shoebox Apartment into an Ultra-Efficient Dream Home

1/7<p>JPDA Shoebox<p>We all know that New York apartments tend to run small, but one man's shoebox can be another man's dream home. Case in point: A tiny …

Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World's Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

1/19<p>Burj Khalifa Tower Park-SWA<p>The world's tallest building recently made its movie debut in Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and the Burj …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Crafting

Birthright citizenship issue hits home for Chicago business couple

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> A warm welcome and a special recipe for mangonada -- a mango ice cream cup topped with fresh mango slices and a tangy Mexican red sauce -- is the secret to their success, said Eladio and Judith Montoya, owners of Los Mangos, an ice cream and fruit shop in Chicago's Little …

Garbage Islands: NASA Video Shows Where Plastic Bottles, Bags Go Never Die!

Wherever we come from or wherever we’re going, all we want is to feel like we belong somewhere. Like we have a home and a support system waiting for …

How to Design a Low-Water Zen Garden

Backyard bliss<p>A backyard cottage has a high squeal factor, but that’s not the only reason to build one. For an installation at <i>Sunset</i>’s 2015 …

Opinion: Feed asylum applicants - don't give them money

Germany's interior minister has proposed that applicants for asylum should get noncash benefits instead of paper money. That is a good idea, DW's …

How can I camouflage my unsightly hot tub?

In her weekly column, Thorny Problems, Helen Yemm tackles your gardening bugbears. This week: how to hide your hot tub<p>Ken Morton wants to “instantly” hide the unattractive side of a new hot tub with a 3ft high, 8ft long line of shrubs, preferably “easy”, evergreen and scented, he says.<p>Trying to …

Aloe Vera Plants: Best Tips for Growing & Care

Having an aloe vera plant around (and using it, should the need arise), can make even the most modern and high-tech of us feel like herbalist …

Attracting pollinators: it's flowers that count, not origin

New research from the RHS shows that pollinators are not fussy when it comes to their favourite plants, says Ken Thompson<p>Readers with long memories will recall me writing about the Royal Horticultural Society’s Plants for Bugs project, which aimed to investigate whether you need to grow native …

How To Grow Your Own Organic Food – PALLET GARDENING IS THE ANSWER!

Here’s a great way to get started growing your vegetables this year! All you really need for pallet gardening is some wood pallet, some good soil and …

Gardening