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Russell Brand: Bill O’Reilly represents the values of the devil

The comedian says the Fox News anchor represents greed, selfishness and aggression<p>Russell Brand, the actor and comedian who recently attempted to incite a peaceful revolution in London, has now taken on Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly for arguing that the U.S. should not provide aid to illegal …

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

A team of anti-surveillance activists from Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center came together to protest the US government's mass surveillance programs on Friday by flying an airship over a National Security Agency data center in Utah.<p>Early this morning, …

Surveillance

Fighter Jet's Landing Gear Fails, So Pilot Lands Vertically On A Stool, On A Boat

On a wing and a prayer. Oh, and a stool -- <i>don't forget the stool!</i><p>Capt. William Mahoney made use of each on June 7, after the front landing gear on his AV-8B Harrier jet failed shortly after take off from the USS Bataan, an amphibious assault ship currently out in the Mediterranean Sea, according to …

Conspiracy of the plutocrats: Secrets of the wealth-inequality explosion revealed

Piketty protégé Gabriel Zucman explains how the world’s wealthiest are scamming governments for trillions<p>The growing wealth gap in developed countries is an incredibly disturbing development. New research suggests that inequality might be growing even faster than we thought. Worryingly, this …

Living large in 150 square feet: Why the tiny house movement is taking off

“It’s not about the tiny house, it’s about the life you’re going to lead in it”<p>Come across one of the many photos of the "tiny houses" circulating on blogs and Pinterest, and your first reaction will probably be how cute they are -- itty, bitty, bite-size domiciles straight out of a fairy tale. …

Tiny Houses

The Supreme Court’s baffling tech illiteracy is becoming a problem

If one thing has become clear in recent years, it’s that SCOTUS struggles with technology<p>This week was a huge one for technology at the Supreme Court. The Court issued three opinions — Riley v. California, United States v. Wurie, and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo — that taken …

An overgrown asylum, an abandoned power plant and a handmade village on a river: TED Fellows create popup experiences in Berlin’s secret spaces

A crumbling former asylum, a massive brick power station, and an alternative community built by hand by a river. In the hours before TEDBerlin Salon …

Foreign travel to Canada sinks as fewer Americans head north

Fewer travellers journeyed to Canada in the first part of the year, marking the worst change in non-domestic tourism since the first quarter of 2011. It's a sign of ongoing difficulties in an industry that has struggled to boost stagnant growth over the past decade, as U.S. tourists have been more …

Facebook altered 689,000 users' News Feeds for a psychology experiment

According to a new paper in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Science</i>, Facebook altered the News Feeds for hundreds of thousands of users as part of a psychology experiment devised by the company's on-staff data scientist. By scientifically altering News Feeds, the experiment sought to …

Happy Birthday, Felicia Day!

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Today marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of the incredibly talented geek and latter-day geek icon known as Felicia Day. …

The End of the Age Pyramid

Around the world, older generations are becoming the dominant demographic groups.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Throughout human history, plotting populations by age group has yielded a pyramid. Across societies, the young (the base) exceeded the old (the tip).<p>But in recent decades, these pyramids have been morphing …

What Beauty Looks Like, From Argentina to Vietnam

Esther Honig sent an untouched image to Photoshop designers around the world. She had one request: "Make me look beautiful."<p>It started with a self-portrait. Esther Honig sent a photograph of herself, lit simply and shot from the shoulders up, to a designer in Sri Lanka. She sent a simple request …