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Twitter Has Quietly Learned To Censor And Ban Its Users When Governments Ask

But last week, it agreed to censor a pro-Ukrainian Twitter feed in Russia. It also blocked a "blasphemous" account in Pakistan. It's not the first time Twitter has censored politically sensitive accounts. Now, it seems, Twitter's reputation as a platform for free speech is at risk.<p>Here's a brief …

Best Nexus 7 (2013) Cases

The Nexus 7 (2013) features the ideal combination of high-end specifications and a budget-friendly price point. While not without its flaws, the very attractive price, along with a stock Android experience and the promise of timely OS updates, made the Google tablet, manufactured by Asus, one of …

Nexus 5 International Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, this week we are giving away the highly touted Nexus 5 16GB Android smartphone – White or black, your pick.<p>Last week’s winner of the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is: Larry N. (USA)<p>Nexus 5 Specs<p><b>Size:</b> 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)• <b><br>Weight:</b> 130 g (4.59</b> …

YouTube May Soon Launch a Subscription Music Video Service

In a move that could determine whether music fans want to watch videos as much as they play songs on their devices, YouTube is reportedly set to …

APOD: NGC 7814: The Little Sombrero in Pegasus (2013 Oct 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Obs.) Collaboration: David Martinez-Delgado (ARI-ZAH, Univ. Heidelberg) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131025.html Explanation: Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-years away and an estimated 60,000 light-years across. That actually makes the Little Sombrero about the same physical size as its better known namesake, appearing to be smaller and fainter only because it is farther away. A very faint dwarf galaxy, potentially a satellite of NGC 7814, is revealed in the deep exposure just below the Little Sombrero. http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/ http://www.ari.uni-heidelberg.de/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131025 #APOD

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Coated Apple Stuffed French Toast Recipe

<b>Notes:</b>Challah bread or regular white bread can also be used. If using Challah, since the slices will be larger, make a total of 4 1-inch slices, and serve one piece per person. Don't coat the pieces of French toast with the topping in advance or it will get soggy.<p>This post was created in …

Oaty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These cookies are packed to the brim with oats, spices, pumpkin, molasses, and chocolate chips, making them an awesome oatmeal-chocolate chip- pumpkin spice cookie hybrid. These taste even better the next day, so if you can, plan ahead and give them a night to rest.<p><b>Note:</b> For this recipe, choose a …

Chocolate Turtle Pumpkin Torte

Sometimes I'll fall in love with a song and listen to it on repeat for hours. It satisfies some longing in the soul. That's kind of how I feel right …

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

We're used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections. But there are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and are causing deadly infections. According to the CDC, "more than 2 million people in the United States every year get infected with a …

Women's Breasts Age Way Faster Than The Rest Of Their Bodies

A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate.<p>A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate. Not all parts of the body age alike, …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Google launches new anti-DDoS service called 'Project Shield'

Google has announced a new suite of tools for activists and non-profits at their Ideas conference in New York today, including tools for evading web censorship and oppressive regimes. The biggest focus has been on DDoS attacks, a kind of brute-force action that can easily take down a small site …

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Uruguay preparing to sell legal marijuana for $1 a gram in 2014

Uruguay is planning to start selling marijuana legally next year, a top official said, though the Senate must still approve the proposed …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

What Are Genetically Recoded Organisms?

Researchers have developed a new kind of genetic engineering that may be safer, with the power to make never-before-seen types of protein.<p>On a genetic level, all of life on Earth speaks the same language. We've all got DNA and/or its close cousin, RNA. All of our genetic material is composed of the …

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Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Keep Google From Using Your Face in Advertisements

You may have seen a warning at the top of your Gmail or Chrome explaining in boilerplate language that Google is changing its privacy policy. What …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Taco Night on the Grill

<i>In our new weekly series On the Grill, our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld shows us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: 7 tips for a taco night on the grill, complete with Grilled Salsa.</i><p>I can't get enough of taco night. Neither can my wife Amy or …

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Grilled Flatbread

Makes 8 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast<p>4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more tfor dusting<p>2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>1/2 cup sour cream<p>Vegetable oil (for brushing)<p>Topping Suggestions<p>Ancho Chile Oil, Green Charmoula, and grated Cotija …

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Meet OmniROM, a new custom ROM for Android

OmniROM, a new custom ROM for Android, has been made official at BABBQ (Big Android BBQ), by several developers whom you may already know including <i>Chainfire, Xplodwild</i> and <i>Dees_Troy</i>.<p>In case you’re new to the custom Android ROM playground, you may have not heard of Chainfire’s SuperSU and rooting …

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How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

<i>Editors' Note: The following excerpts are from the book Creative Confidence, coming out this week from Tom Kelley (author of The Art of Innovation)</i> …

Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles 2013

Microsoft comes out with Xbox 360 holiday bundles every year, but this year they have to come up with a way to push 360s without shooting themselves …

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See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …