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Zarif asks Saudi Arabia to work with Iran

Iran FM, on tour of Gulf Arab states, says nuclear deal signed in Geneva should not be seen as threat to any country.<p>Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister who is currently on a tour of the Gulf states, has appealed to Saudi Arabia to work with Iran towards achieving regional stability.<p>He …

The NSA's Ability to Track Cell Phone Locations Renders Privacy Protections 'Futile'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>'s new report detailing the NSA's collection of location information on cell …

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan Technological University announced Monday that it has …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Native American travels across U.S. photographing citizens of tribal nations

She sleeps on couches, dines with strangers and lives out of her car. Still, Matika Wilbur does it for the art and for the people.<p>Wilbur is Native American. Invariably strapped to her arm is a camera, and other than a few provisions and clothing, she owns little else. Last year she sold everything …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

How an Unfalsifiable Counterterrorism Strategy Makes Us Less Safe

The secrecy of the national security bureaucracy makes it impossible to hold them accountable when their policies aren't working.<p>"Every genuine <i>test</i> of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it."–Karl Popper<p>Congress is almost certain to rein in the NSA at exactly the moment when its mass …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

Abraham Zapruder: the man behind history's most infamous home movie

It's a scene etched into our collective unconscious. The smiling couple waving to crowds from a black open-top limousine. Bright green grass. Her bright-pink suit and hat. Then something seems to catch his throat. She leans over to him. His head snaps back and forth violently. She rises out of her …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

Cornish wreck picture archive rescued

Dramatic and sometimes haunting images of Cornish shipwrecks and rescues that were gathered by four generations of a family over 125 years have been bought by the National Maritime Museum.<p>The museum acquired an archive amassed by the Gibsons of Scilly when it came up for sale at Sotheby's in London.<p>…

23 Photos Taken a Split Second Before Disaster

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Snowden Persuaded Other NSA Workers To Give Up Passwords, Sources Claim

By Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources …

Yasser Arafat probably poisoned by polonium, Swiss review concludes

Swiss forensics examiners found sufficient traces of the deadly radioactive isotope polonium-210 in the exhumed remains of Yasser Arafat to conclude with relative certainty that the late Palestinian leader died of poisoning in 2004,<p>Al Jazeerachannel reported Wednesday.<p>The Qatar-based broadcaster …

Op-ed: Google and the NSA: Who’s holding the ‘shit-bag’ now?

It was revealed last week, thanks to Edward Snowden, that Google and other US tech companies received millions of dollars from the NSA for their …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

New frontiers in Twitter diplomacy: Barack Obama, the president of Iran, and Jack Dorsey

By now, most of us are pretty used to seeing Twitter as a powerful tool for real-time discussion around global events — discussion that in some cases …

Nightwatch: The Haunting Light Painted Nightscapes of Noel Kerns

Dallas-based photographer Noel Kerns specializes in capturing haunting night scenes of ghost towns, decommissioned military bases, and industrial …

Iran's cyberwarfare commander shot dead in possible assassination

Mojtaba Ahmadi's death fuels speculation of another targeted attack on Tehran's leadership<p>The commander of Iran's cyberwarfare unit was reportedly shot dead this week, fueling speculation that he may have been targeted by assassins. As the <i>Telegraph</i> reports, Mojtaba Ahmadi was found dead yesterday …

What the NSA Might Have Wanted to Learn From Tracking Your Phone

Add this to the list of creepy things the National Security Agency has done to spy on you via your mobile phone: During a series of experiments in …

Banksy's New York works suffer vandalism just hours after completion

Banksy's new pieces in New York are being vandalised just hours after they appear as part of a surprise all-city exhibition, Better Out Than In.<p>The elusive street artist Banksy embarked upon a month-long exhibition throughout the streets of New York on Tuesday, but so far his new pieces are being …