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ESPN - Android Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

By Tricking the Brain, Disney’s Bringing Digital Sight to the Blind

The iconic media company that brought you "Fantasia" and the aspiring magician Mickey Mouse now has a nifty trick of its own: bringing digital sight to the blind.<p>New technologies being developed and studied by Walt Disney Co. (DIS) are expected to add new dimensions -- literally -- to …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

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National Geographic magazine turns 125

National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to photography. Above is a selection of images from the upcoming edition. Read more about “The Power of Photography.” Coinciding with this, the magazine has launched a new photo blog, “Proof,” that …

Grand Theft Auto 5 actors share their thoughts on game's success

The voices behind <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s three-hero cast — Steven Ogg (Trevor), Shawn Fonteno (Franklin) and Ned Luke (Michael) — recently spoke with GQ about their personal connections with the game following its launch.<p><i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> set a record after topping $1 billion in sales after three …

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

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'The drama is nonstop': Powerball winner 'Wild' Willie wants his old life back

“Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. “Just disappear,” he said, speaking from hard-won experience. “Get lost while you still can.”<p>After Seeley and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's …

Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity

There has been a lot of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere this year, including the recent torrential rains in Colorado, flooding in Europe, bitter cold in Florida and a heat wave in Alaska. And scientists say all of it is related to some odd behavior by the powerful air currents called the …

World Cup stadium in Amazon could be used as detention centre

A £146 million stadium being built in the Brazilian Amazon for next year's World Cup could be used as a detention centre to relieve overcrowded prisons after the tournament, according to reports.<p>The 44,000-capacity Arena da Amazonia in Manaus will host four group stage matches during the …

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Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments

Starting today, PopularScience.com will no longer accept comments on new articles. Here's why.<p>Comments can be bad for science. That's why, here at PopularScience.com, we're shutting them off.<p>It wasn't a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science and technology magazine, we …

NSA Subverts Most Encryption, Works With Tech Organizations For Back-Door Access, Report Says

The National Security Agency’s most wanted man and newly minted Russian resident, Edward Snowden, has revealed new details about the ability of intelligence agencies to crack supposedly secret communications.<p>“The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using …

Ohio man confesses to drink-driving death in online video

<b>A US man has posted an online video confession in which he admits killing a man in a drink-driving accident.</b><p>In the US state of Ohio, Matthew Cordle, 22, said he accepted "full responsibility" for the death of Navy veteran Vincent Canzani, 61.<p>Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said Mr Cordle had been a suspect …

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Fight Breaks Out At Eagles Practice Involving Wide Receiver Taped Using Racial Slur

The elephant in the room has now been addressed.

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

NYPD calls mosques terror groups

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.<p>Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism …

NSA having flashbacks to Watergate era

Not since the domestic spying scandals of the 1970s has the NSA faced such a crisis. But intelligence officials say the problems are fundamentally different.<p>August 24, 2013|By Ken Dilanian<p>Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, says,… (Mark Wilson / Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS INDUSTRY Aurora nears $1-billion takeover deal for CanniMed: sources Subscriber content<p>CANADA-CHINA TRADE Calgary oil firm buying Canadian energy assets is backed by Chinese state Subscriber content<p>Telecom Police probing Bell Canada data breach; up to 100,000 customers affected<p>More brains: …

Watch The 2013 World Yo-Yo Champion's Greatest Tricks

Waaay beyond "walking the dog"<p>Looking for something new to learn in the next year? Why not consider becoming a master yo-yo-er? Kottke found and posted this video from this year's winner of the World Yo-Yo Contest.<p>Kottke also posted videos from yo-yo contests and ads in 2000, 1989 and 1976, to show …

New Music: Tyler, The Creator “Garbage”

It’s not often we receive new Tyler, The Creator music outside of album content (or just unreleased gems from the vault), but today the Odd Future …

The Nixon Home Movies: Glimpses of Tragedy in ‘Our Nixon’

Eleanor Clift talks to the director of ‘Our Nixon’ about what Super 8 reels of a tragic presidency reveal.<p>Back in the day when Super 8 cameras were …