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Is Islam Hostile to Science?

In the golden age of Islamic science, they weren't doing Islamic science—they were doing science, says author.<p>It's easy to take the wonders of modern science—gene technology, particle physics, robotics—for granted. But it took a long, hard road of experiment and discovery—and failure—to make these …

12 Trends Search Marketers Can’t Ignore in Content Marketing

These days having an online presence is a necessity for businesses. Ninety-three percent 93% of online research begins with search engines, and 68 …

'Get a warrant': the Supreme Court's huge new rule for digital privacy

If you had asked a legal scholar yesterday, they would have told you the Fourth Amendment was in trouble. Historically, it's been the main force protecting your privacy — it's the reason police need a warrant to search your home, and can't arrest you without a charge — but a lot of those rights …

US military advisers set up base in Baghdad

The first of 300 US military advisers are setting up in Baghdad to help the Iraqi army tackle an expanding Sunni rebellion that has swept the country's north and west.<p>The special forces troops landed in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday and were beginning evaluations on Wednesday, as Pentagon officials …

Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map

Well-organized hackers from China have been blamed for everything from crippling pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong to stealing corporate secrets from US companies in recent months. The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for …

Cyber-attacks

How to Use Selective Focus for More Creative Images

Ansel Adams and his work remain central to photography discussions; he’s been a source of inspiration and emulation for generations of photography …

Fact: Great White Sharks do get eaten by Greater White Sharks

When a perfectly healthy 9-ft Great White Shark in Australia tagged by scientists was found months later to have been eaten by an unknown predator, …

New York’s Newest Beach Lets You Lay On The Sand While Floating On The Hudson

“There are beaches in New York, but if you live in Manhattan, you’ll probably travel at least 45 minutes to get to one,” says Blayne Ross, who is …

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Amazon says Prime Music is a hit: Users streamed 'tens of millions of songs' in one week

After launching Prime Music on June 12, Amazon says adoption of the new music streaming service has exceeded expectations: During the service’s first week, users downloaded “tens of millions of songs,” the company claimed in a press release today.<p>Although Amazon has long offered digital products, …

Booboo the guinea pig! (Photographer Megan van der Elst's Deviant Art page: http://tinyurl.com/o8nqsra)

The deceptively simple but entrancing graphics of Andy Gilmore. See more of his work in our next print issue of Hi-Fructose.

Strange, biomorphic Bosch-inspired drawings by Alessandro Sicioldr, now on our blog: http://hifructose.com/2014/06/23/biomorphic-drawings-by-alessandro-sicioldr/

Straight out of a fairytale? Surreal bluebell forest blooms in Belgium

Photo: Menno Schaefer/Shutterstock<p>Every spring, a fairytale-like carpet of wild bluebells engulfs the floor of the Hallerbos, a 1,360-acre forest …

Seven Things Every Hiring Manager Needs To Know About The Class Of 2014

Released today, “Class of 2014: Your Next Generation of Top Talent,” the fifth annual survey of 15,000 graduating college student by Achievers and ConnectEDU found that students graduating this year are on the hunt for companies and managers that will give them feedback, rewards, and the …

Students

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Startups