Colleen O'Brien

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Friday Morning in Strobe Alley

“Ya wanna see Edgerton’s lab?”<p>Now, asking a photographer if he would like to see the workspace of the guy who made all those iconic stop-action …

Recipe Of The Day: Lettuce Wraps

In case you haven't heard, lettuce wraps are not a dieter's food. Sure, they're really healthy. And they make a good gluten-free option. But that's not the reason to eat them. The only reason to eat lettuce wraps is because they taste really good -- and they're the perfect meal for when the heat …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news and sport from around the world this week<p>First published on Sat 10 Aug 2013 05.36 EDT

US embassy closures used to bolster case for NSA surveillance programs

US embassies in the Middle East are to remain closed for the rest of the week as supporters of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance powers used the unspecified terror alert to bolster the case against reining in the controversial measures.<p>The closures follow the alleged interception …

Details emerge on al-Qaeda link to embassy closures

Closures tied to reported intercept of messages between al-Qaeda chief Zawahri and Yemeni leader.<p>The shutdown of U.S. embassies and a warning to American tourists came in response to an intercepted message between top al-Qaeda figures about a possible weekend attack, U.S. officials said. Some …

The precision medicine revolution - | GE Look ahead | The Economist

Africa, which has succeeded in joining certain global value chains, remains, nevertheless, a...<p>By 2030, some 19m people per day—or 7bn per year—will …

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Google’s Sergey Brin explains why he paid $330,000 for lab burger

When scientists brought out a hamburger created in a laboratory for its first public tasting on Monday, they also revealed who paid more than $330,000 (€250,000) for that burger: Sergey Brin, one of Google's billionaire founders.<p>"Some people think this is science fiction — it's not real. It's …

Apple trade ban reversal in US questioned by South Korea

South Korea's government has expressed "concerns" about the Barack Obama administration's last-minute reversal of a trade ban against Apple's iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 – amid the threat that a similar ban on Samsung products will be implemented on Friday.<p>The block on the iPhone ban, which …

OMGPOP Team Tried To Buy Back Its Site, But Zynga Killed It Instead

OMGPOP almost got an extra life, but Zynga said ‘game over’. Zynga just finalized plans to shut down OMGPOP, the game developer of Draw Something it acquired for $200 million in March 2012. But multiple sources familiar with Zynga tell TechCrunch the OMGPOP team was in direct contact with Zynga …

Characters Who Think You Nailed It Today

You did some really great things today. You might have made an extra-delicious smoothie this morning. Or maybe you gave a really great presentation …