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The Booty Myth

Are female pop stars glorifying their bodies or objectifying them? Well, it’s complicated.<p><b>The flesh moves</b> impressively, rippling and rolling in such …

Snoop Dogg

Deleted Wikipedia Articles with Freaky Titles

Wikipedia archives all kinds of lists and information about its internal workings, but they are generally hard to browse unless you know exactly what …

Bird Mimics Chainsaws, Car Alarms and Camera Shutters

David Attenborough travels to south Australia to listen to the incredible sounds of the Lyrebird. The birds are most notable for their superb ability …

David Attenborough

New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …

Here's what the internet thinks the real 'Star Wars Episode VII' title should be

Last week, <i>Star Wars Episode VII</i> finally got a full title: <i>The Force Awakens</i>. It's a fine title, a respectable title. But fans may feel that it doesn't evoke the same gravitas as, say, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>. So, on Friday, we let the internet create new titles of their own. We're fairly confident …

'Shark Tank' Investor Daymond John Says Losing This Deal Was Like Getting Smacked Down On National TV

We recently spoke with investor Daymond John, who said that losing out to Robert Herjavec in the most recent episode for a deal with fitness accessory company The Natural Grip got him riled up.<p>"The deal was apparel-based, it was fitness-based, and Robert beat me out," John said. "So I'm sitting …

Entrepreneurship

Opinion: 'Prostitutes Are People, Not Criminals' by Belle Knox

"The time has come for the world's oldest profession to be legalized for public health, safety and opportunity"<p>As a porn actress, one of the perverse …

Slugcats and survival: staying alive in the darkness of 'Rain World'

It all started with a half slug, half cat alien creature. Slugcat, as it's known, is the star of the upcoming <i>Rain World</i>, an intriguing survival game that just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development. The game’s unique world and retro feel are part of its charm, but it’s the main …

An undergrad, a drone and a dream: New FAA rules have a UNLV student smelling opportunity

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Some people are just born to build stuff.<p>In his sixth-grade yearbook, Greg Friesmuth answered the question of what he wanted …

On free speech and blogging: The First Amendment applies to everyone, not just journalists

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>When Montana blogger Crystal Cox lost her defamation case in 2011, the decision was greeted by a chorus of cheers from …

Illinois authorities overwhelmed by concealed carry applications

More than 1,000 requests for concealed carry gun permits are pouring in each day in the nation's last state to allow the practice, sparking concerns among Illinois law enforcement officials that they might fall behind on weeding out applicants with a history of violence.<p>The Cook County Sheriff's …

Today in David Brooks and marijuana

What you need to know for tonight's cocktail party: On Friday morning, David Brooks published a column about getting stoned -- an activity he enjoyed in high school, but one that, he has since concluded, "should be discouraged more than encouraged."<p>"Not smoking, or only smoking sporadically, gave …

Colorado's Pot Shops Say They'll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal-recreational-marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success — so much so that pot …

Legal marijuana in Colorado: Was rollout a success?

Pot shops could sell legal marijuana for recreational use in Colorado as of Jan. 1. After one week, the rollout has been as smooth as could have been …

How does Colorado's marijuana market work?

ON JANUARY 1st, 420 days after the citizens of Colorado voted to legalise marijuana, around 37 pot shops across the state opened their doors to …

“Absurd on every single level”: How the feds may be crippling the legal pot industry

Weed may be legal now in Colorado, but one key detail threatens to boost crime, raise costs and sink the business<p>Last week, Colorado became the first place in the world to legally sell regulated and taxed marijuana for adult recreational use. Despite the winter weather, long lines and heavy demand …

The First Day of Denver's Weed Boom: An Eyewitness' Account

Surveying the surreal scene at a dispensary as legal weed comes to Colorado<p>I stood in line for four hours to see Barack Obama during Denver's …

Alaska could become the third state to legalize marijuana—as soon as August

A group of activists in favor of legalizing marijuana say they’ve turned in more than enough signatures to qualify for an August ballot vote.<p>The Alaska Campaign to Regulate Marijuana turned over 46,000 signatures on Wednesday—about 50 percent more than the roughly 30,000 needed. If the state …

Triple star system 'can reveal secrets of gravity'

<b>Astronomers have discovered a unique triple star system which could reveal the true nature of gravity.</b><p>They found a pulsar with two white dwarfs all packed in a space smaller than Earth's orbit of the Sun.<p>The trio's unusually close orbits allow precise measurements of gravity and could resolve …

Universe

Stealthy tech company Intelligent Portal Systems raises $4.3M

Intelligent Portal Systems, a technology startup in San Jose so secretive that it doesn’t have a website, just raised $4.3 million, according to a filing the company made yesterday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>Private investors exclusively participated in the round, according to a …

The biggest tech legal battles to watch in 2014

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Silk Road

4.6 million Snapchat phone numbers and usernames leaked

The phone numbers and usernames of more than 4.6 million North American Snapchat users have been leaked online. SnapchatDB, an unofficial site run by an anonymous individual or group, allows open access to two files — one an SQL dump, one CSV text — that show details of the photo-sharing app's …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Criminals pilfer ATMs with malware infected USB drives

Using just a good old fashioned saw and a USB stick full of malicious software, criminals are able to deplete cash machines of their highest value bills.<p>Robbing ATMs is nothing new. There's the everlasting stick-em-up, the bogus card scheme, ATM phishing, and more. But, it appears new ways are …

ATMs

Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?<p>This whole debate reappeared when Charlie Stross stated that “Bitcoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to …