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North Korea's Most Dangerous Job: Kim Jong-un's Political Officer

Kim Jong-un has appointed a new top political officer to oversee North Korea's military amid rising suspicions over the fate of former top official …

Why MIT Thinks You (Yes, You!) Can Solve Climate Change

Climate change: We all know it's a huge problem, and most of us want something done about it. Unfortunately, nation-state level approaches haven't made any significant headway.<p>According to Thomas W. Malone, Robert Laubacher, and Laur Fisher of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, "top-down …

Teen accused of plotting school massacre - CNN Video

A day in the life of Pyongyang – how North Korea's capital goes to work

<b>6am</b> The day starts early in Pyongyang, the city described by the North Korean government as the "capital of revolution". Breakfast is usually corn or maize porridge, possibly a boiled egg and sour yoghurt, with perhaps powdered milk for children.<p>Then it is time to get ready for work. North Korea …

Everyone is under surveillance now, says whistleblower Edward Snowden

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.<p>“It's no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone …

A Tiny Nation's Imposition Of Death By Stoning For Homosexuality Could Have Wider Reverberations

Brunei's Sultan has instituted Sharia law.<p>"Under the constitution, Islam is the official religion of Brunei Darussalam and its values and teachings continue to be the way of life for its people," he said. "As such, the activities of the society revolve around its Malay culture and Islamic faith.... …

In MH370 search, incompetence, lost time

If we were hoping that the finally released -- but month-old -- preliminary report on the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would help explain what happened, we were mostly disappointed.<p>But the report, issued Thursday and dated April 9, does add new insights on snafus in crucial …

Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

Total Strangers Who Could Actually Be Identical Twins

Amongst the annals of fiction and folklore, a "doppelgänger" is considered to be the paranormal double of a living person. We're not talking twins …

A Man Who Stands For Nothing will Fall For Anything

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

The Dirty Truth About The (Expired) Products In Your Bathroom

Has your medicine cabinet seen a good purge yet this decade?<p>Hygiene and makeup products can and will go bad. Keep something too long and it could become ineffective or even start growing potentially harmful bacteria -- especially eye products, since we use them around such sensitive areas of the …

Here's What A Healthy Relationship With Facebook Looks Like

Facebook is a powerful tool for connecting people and ideas. Members of the site have been shown to foster more close relationships with others, scoring several points higher on tests of companionship and emotional support in a 2011 Pew Research Center study of Americans' Internet habits. And more …

QUIZ: How Well Can You Read Expressions?

Scientists have long believed that there are six major ways we express emotion on our faces, but the latest study shows we readily make, and …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

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