Clarissa Dimes

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Congress doesn't want the Pentagon to close unneeded military bases

But that campaign has been mostly greeted with hostility on Capitol Hill.<p>Last March, for example, Pentagon officials argued before a Senate panel that a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round would pay off handsomely, producing $2 billion a year in savings by shrinking the infrastructure by …

High school students hack into CIA director's AOL account

• Hack of John Brennan’s AOL account motivated by ‘support for Palestine’<br>• Personal information of 20 apparent CIA employees posted on Twitter<p>Federal investigators are examining claims that high school students hacked CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account and published identifying …

The Windsor Consultation and Sustainable Tourism

This month I had the privilege of serving as one of the co-chairs for the Windsor Castle Consultation "Imagine the Possible: Innovation for Urban Development, Sustainable Tourism and Culture.<p>The Consultation was coordinated by Dr. Diane Davis of the International Council for Caring Communities …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Rare Pictures: Snow Leopards Caught in Camera Trap

Endangered big cats photographed in northern Pakistan.<p>The cat's out of the bag—or, should we say, the mountains.<p><b>Notoriously elusive snow leopards have been caught by a camera trap in northern Pakistan as part of a three-year study by scientists with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The</b> …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

How Asian dating sites cracked your biggest complaint—everyone lies online

Online dating site OKCupid has found an inexplicable number of men happen to be exactly six feet tall and there are four times as many people who claim to earn $100,000 per year as there should be. False advertising, or misrepresentation, is standard in any marketplace; the dating market is no …

ChemTales: ‘Breaking Bad’ and the Year in Drugs

This September, while 10.3 million Americans tuned in to AMC’s <i>Breaking Bad</i> to watch the exploits of Walter White come to an end, the Drug Enforcement …

How to Reinvent Yourself After 50

I was manning a booth at the Harvard Club of New York’s authors’ night when an older woman approached and picked up a copy of my book, <i>Reinventing You</i>. She paged through it for a moment, then put it down. “Too late for me,” she said abruptly, and walked away.<p>Over the past six months of my book tour, …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …