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Stephen Colbert explains Cloud Fog: 'part cloud, part fog, all security'

Stephen Colbert has a lot to say about online privacy, Edward Snowden and the NSA, and he shared his thoughts Friday evening at an Internet security conference in San Francisco. Privacy advocates had implored Colbert to skip the event, which was hosted by security giant RSA -- a company that …

We’d Buy This iWatch In A Cupertino Second [Concept]

Despite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch.<p>This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the best yet — a sleek design that resembles a cross between the Nike Fuelband and an iPhone.<p>Improving upon a …

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Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

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Lady Gaga Is The World's Biggest Pop Star, Even When She's Not

Even if the deeply weird ARTPOP flops, she will still act like the world's most eccentric superstar.<p>Over a decade ago, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys coined the term "imperial phase" to describe the period of his band's career when a sustained level of success opened up the possibility for them …

Google Street View will now take you on a tour of a British submarine

The HMS Ocelot, a 50-year-old British submarine has the distinct honor of being the first submersible to be offered up on Google’s street view. <i>The Register</i> reports the company mapped-out the control room, sleeping quarters and even some of the torpedo tubes, which are obviously out of service. …

Instagram Becoming Hot New Marketplace for Unrestricted Gun Sales

From antique pistols to high-powered assault rifles, Instagram has emerged as the leading online marketplace for guns. And, even more troubling, it …

Spies like us: Donovan Wylie captures the impact of surveillance

Born in Belfast in 1971, Donovan Wylie grew up during the Troubles – and his experience of living in a province where military surveillance was the norm has informed his work ever since. As his current exhibition, Vision as Power at the Imperial War Museum shows, the use of surveillance in the …

How 3-D Printers Make Movie Monsters Scarier

Not so scary: The giant spider in the last Harry Potter movie spent some time as a 3-D printed figurine.<p>This time of year always makes me crave a good horror movie. If you're a fan, too, you might enjoy this story in Livescience, in which reporter Stephanie Pappas talks with Southern …

NASA shoots lasers at the moon for new communication speed record

NASA has set a new record for data transmission to and from the moon with a 622Mbps transfer carried over laser beams. The space agency used pulsed lasers to transmit data between a ground station in New Mexico and a spacecraft 239,000 miles away during its recent Lunar Laser Communication …

How can non-scientists influence the course of scientific research?

Scientific research has an enormous impact on modern society, with its effects felt in many aspects of our lives. But scientists are also part of that society, and can adapt their research topics and methods to reflect its ever-changing priorities. All too often, though, these priorities are …

Big Pic: Pillownauts Rest For Science

ESA volunteers in France spent the last 21 days lying in bed with their feet up.<p>Ah, the things we do for the sake of scientific inquiry. These volunteers for the European Space Agency just got out of bed for the first time in 21 days. To examine the effects of spaceflight on astronauts' bodies, the …

Even sex-crazed students can't catch this many STIs in a year

Last week we were confronted with the revelation that a shockingly high percentage of our educational elite are less than intelligent where safe sex is concerned. According to a headline in The Independent "A quarter of students will catch an STI in their first year":<p>University is certainly a time …

Fossil reveals earliest known central nervous system of an animal

Scientists traced iron deposits that occupied the space of long-gone central nervous system tissue. An outline of a 520-million-year-old central …

FDA Asks Dog Owners For Help With Illnesses Linked To Jerky

The Food and Drug Administration has a mystery on its hands.<p>Thousands of dogs and at least 10 cats have become sick after eating various forms of jerky for pets over the past few years. Some 580 animals have died, the agency says. But it's not sure why.<p>Some of the cases have been diagnosed as …

NASA Shoots Lasers at the Moon to Create Insanely Fast Internet

NASA has set a new record for communication in space, beaming information to and from a probe named LADEE that is currently flying around the moon …

The delight of fright

With Halloween fast approaching, many people’s minds will be turning to the macabre. How terrifying will your costume be, what horror films will be on TV, how many zombies, eyeballs and insects can be tastefully incorporated into the décor? As a society we relish the sinister overtones of Halloween …

Dog cloning to arrive in Britain

British dog owners are to be given the chance to clone their pet by a company which claims to have already recreated dozens of prized canines in the US.<p>One British owner will be offered a genetic replica of their dog for free as part of the UK launch of the service, which usually costs £63,000.<p>But …

Netflix On The Moon? Broadband Makes It To Deep Space

Here's a funny quirk of the modern age: It takes just seconds to pull up a bad sci-fi movie about invaders from the moon and watch it in HD. But actual communications between the Earth and moon are just as static-filled as they were back in the 1960s.<p>Until now. NASA says it's just gotten a lunar …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

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Why the wallet-free world is closer than you think

In the near future, we could be paying for everything – from a movie ticket to our morning coffee – with phones and apps, if plans by PayPal are successful.<p>Imagine a world where you could leave home without a wallet – and still spend money. You would be able to go shopping, catch a movie or grab …

Open-access harassment: science, technology and women

These are not happy times for gender equality in science and technology. The past two months alone have offered up the truly grim “Titstare” app (no less awful for being a joke) and the Scientific American blogging network sexual harassment accusations. One minute we're reading a Storify …

Supersonic jets of the past and the future

A decade since the airliner Concorde last took to the skies, we take a look at whether we will see its record-setting like again.<p>Ten years ago, one of our most iconic planes made its final flight. For around three decades the supersonic roar of Concorde filled our skies. Thanks to its four giant …

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300,000 gamers unleashed on genetic science - Futurity

For the past three years, 300,000 gamers have helped scientists with genomic research by playing Phylo, an online puzzle game developed at McGill …