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Saudi correctional centre claims success with former jihadists

With its spa, Olympic swimming pool, fitness room and family suites, the Mohammed bin Nayef Centre could be just one more luxury mansion somewhere in the Gulf states. But the complex in the suburbs of Riyadh, which opened last year and is named after the current interior minister, accommodates …

Weapons Can Be Carried Easily Through The TSA's Full-Body "Naked" Scanners

The backscatter technology might be completely ineffective.<p>Since 2010, the Transportation Security Administration has largely dismissed the public's worries about the use of full-body x-ray security scanners. The official line is that the “naked scanners,” despite privacy and health concerns, are …

Hypnotic GIF Vortexes Pull You Into Everyday Objects

Feliks Tomasz Konczakowski's endlessly repeating ears and flowers are like a mesmerizing pixel purgatory.<p>GIFs can often feel like a visual vortex, an infinite loop of pixelated madness, sucking you closer and closer to your laptop's screen. One artist is taking that sensation to its logical …

‘Lady Things’, Wonderfully Odd Portraits of Women Obscured by Feminine Objects

“Lady Things” is a wonderfully odd 2009 portrait series by artist Robyn Cumming featuring models obscured with flowers, frilly fabric, flowing hair, …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Husband of Woman who Swapped MH370 Shift on Board Ukraine Crash

The husband of a woman who swapped her shift on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was on board MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine, it …

MH17: Twists of fate

One passenger takes the only known photo of Flight 17, another records video before taking off. A woman who lost her brother on MH370 has now lost her stepdaughter on MH17. In the day after this tragedy there are stories of improbable loss and improbable survival. Deborah Feyerick takes a closer …

Rebel Leader Suggests Some MH17 Victims Were Killed Before Plane Took Off

Igor Girkin, identified by the Associated Press as a "top pro-Russia rebel commander," is promoting a conspiracy theory about the crash of MH17:<p>The …

Vantablack: U.K. Firm Shows Off 'World's Darkest Material'

Science News<p>British engineering firm Surrey NanoSystems is showing off the latest (and blackest) version of what's described as the "world's darkest material," which it calls Vantablack. The material absorbs up to 99.965 percent of incoming radiation, including visible light and other common …

The Saturday Morning Stream: Destiny Awaits [Update -- We Won!]

As announced at the big show, Bungie's next big thing scored a PlayStation 4 exclusive alpha test this weekend. I just so happen to have a PS4 and …

The Enormous California Wildfire Looks Like Hell On Earth

A massive wildfire in California is taking down large swaths of Southern California, thanks to one of the driest Januarys on record.<p>The primary wildfire is burning in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, near Angeles National Forest, and it looks like hell on earth.<p>Already 125 acres large …

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Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.<p>They're a way to do business with cashless customers, but 3 percent of every credit card sale is usually charged to the farmer as a transaction fee. That adds up in a high-volume, low-profit business …

US 'to name Nigeria's Boko Haram as a terrorist group'

US law enforcement and regulatory agencies will be blocked from undertaking business and financial transactions with Boko Haram<p>The State Department will formally designate the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organisation" on Wednesday, congressional sources and …

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

Blind Man Regains Sight by Having His Tooth Implanted in His Eye

A blind man in Britain, Ian Tibbetts, recently had his sight restored through a bizarre medical procedure in which one of his teeth was implanted …

Woman falls down well attempting to rescue dog that fell down well

Both are now safe after being pulled earlier today from the well in Shropshire, England, reports <i>Shropshire Live</i>.

Crazy Remote Camera Deer Footage, Or: When Far Side Comics Come to Life

As a kid, did you ever read a Far Side comic like this one and think, “you know what, it could be true!” Now that you’re an adult you’ve probably let …

Watch A 3-D Printer Make A Pizza

Just some dough, ketchup, and cream cheese. Classic pie.<p>This summer we heard about a 3-D printer for food developed with NASA funding, but we didn't have much to look at in the way of a prototype. Now, lo and behold, the printer has shown up at SXSW Eco, and we caught a short demonstration from the …

North Korea's luxury ski resort opens for business

The secretary general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation's supreme …

Prepubescent Mice Shed Tears To Fend Off Adults' Romantic Advances

A protective pheromone released in their tears keeps adult males from getting frisky with the too-young.<p>Unlike humans, mice don't have laws or social customs to govern who they mate with. Nor can a mouse ask a potential partner about her age. So how do mice know that their potential mate is …

Popular Drug-Trafficking Website The Silk Road Shut Down By Government

A lesson: don't try to hire a hitman through a website pretty much anyone can access.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a criminal and a civil suit against one Ross WIlliam Ulbricht, who is accused of being the kingpin of anything-goes online marketplace the Silk Road. Want to buy some …

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The Government Shutdown Has Halted Obama's $100M BRAIN Initiative

"If this stoppage is protracted, the start of the BRAIN project in 2014 will definitely be at risk."<p>Since April, the neuroscience community has been gearing up for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative (BRAIN), the Obama administration's ambitious plan to map …

Federal court reviews legality of NYPD Muslim surveillance program

A federal judge on Tuesday revisited at a decades-old court settlement restricting how the New York Police Department conducts surveillance after civil rights lawyers accused the department of breaking those rules by monitoring Muslims.<p>The dispute centers on the restrictions set by the Handschu …

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'I'm an RPG-Kind-of-Girl' Says Newly Crowned Miss World

Megan Young enjoys <i>Assassin's Creed, Fable</i>, and especially <i>Pokémon</i>—her favorite is Blastoise (a "basic Pokémon with a lot of strength and spunk.") Last …

An Astronaut Made Her Son a Dinosaur Toy In Space, All Other Toys Can Just Stop

If you’ve got some spare time on your hands and you happen to be away from your kids, it might be adorable to make them a cute little toy. If you’re …

Scientists Make Photons Act Like Real-Life Light Saber

Photons are particles without mass; until now, our understanding has been that they do not interact with each other at all. That's why, when you shine two lights at each other, they don't bounce off and throw light all over the place; the photos simply pass right through. But new research from …