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US embassy closures used to bolster case for NSA surveillance programs

US embassies in the Middle East are to remain closed for the rest of the week as supporters of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance powers used the unspecified terror alert to bolster the case against reining in the controversial measures.<p>The closures follow the alleged interception …

Judge OKs 'morning-after' pill plan

A federal judge approved Wednesday the Obama administration’s plan to drop its lawsuit over the “morning after pill” and offer a form of emergency contraception over-the-counter without any age restrictions, winding down a controversy that has lasted for a decade.<p>His acceptance means the Obama …

MPs urge more action on female genital mutilation

<b>Female genital mutilation is not being properly tackled in the UK as police and social workers are afraid of being seen as politically incorrect, MPs say.</b><p>Ministers are spending £35m abroad on ending the practice - illegal in the UK but a cultural tradition in some parts of Africa, the Middle East …

Google Probably Found Iran's Pre-Election Phishing Scheme

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Iran may have targeted tens of thousands of Iranians with a phishing scheme in the weeks leading up …

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Brights are expected in the summer, but the deep, saturated vibrancy of jewel tones is so much cooler. Show a bit of your wild side by displaying, wearing, or decorating with the rich hues of nature’s hottest gems.<p><i>[Clockwise from top right: Ribbon from EmmyandSoph; Resin ring from ShoutandSparkle;</i> …

Editing Eyes for Portraits that Pop in Adobe Lightroom

While many will tell you that you should do all your eye-retouching and editing in Adobe Photoshop, there is an amazing amount of editing that you …

Snowden won’t find a beacon of civil rights in Ecuador

Does he risk losing goodwill by allying with a president known for his “widespread repression” of the media?<p>Alliances of convenience with unsavory governments are nothing new in international politics, but they would seem to be the kind of moral relativism that recently teamed-up Edward Snowden and …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Multiple Exposures

Regardless of their feelings about editing or manipulating images in Photoshop, most photographers will admit that the powerful program can create …

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Limit CT scans to prevent cancer in kids - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Reducing unnecessary CT scans and lowering doses could reduce the overall …

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Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back

When a kid lops off a fingertip with a cleaver or car door, there's a chance the end of the digit will grow back. The fingerprint will be gone, and the tip may look a bit strange. But the flesh, bone and nail could return.<p>Now biologists at New York University have figured out just how this …

Component of Life Found in Mars Meteorite

Boron, which could have played a key role in the formation of RNA (a precursor to DNA), was found in high concentrations in a Martian meteorite by …

Video: Alien Invasion? No, It’s Just a Massive Supercell Storm

Author: Joe Hanson. Joe Hanson Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:37 pm. 3:37 pm<p>The stunning video above shows a mighty …

How Not To Be A Dad: The Latest Science Of Male Birth Control

Examining 8 promising methods of male contraception in development. Happy Father's Day!<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Male birth control, like flying cars, just seems like one of those things we should have by now. It's the 21st century—if they can find the Higgs Boson and bring back <i>Arrested</i> …

Spectacular Cosmographic Maps Chart Galaxies and Superclusters in Local Universe | WIRED

Take a trip through our local universe and see the positions and movements of galaxies and clusters with this incredible new video map.<p>Looking like …

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

APOD: All of Mercury (2013 Jun 12) Image Credit: NASA / JHU-APL / CIW http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130612.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmYK479EpQc Explanation: For the first time, the entire surface of planet Mercury has been mapped. Detailed observations of the innermost planet's surprising crust have been ongoing since the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft first passed Mercury in 2008 and began orbiting in 2011. Previously, much of the Mercury's surface was unknown as it is too far for Earth-bound telescopes to see clearly, while the Mariner 10 flybys in the 1970s observed only about half. The above video is a compilation of thousands of images of Mercury rendered in exaggerated colors to better contrast different surface features. Visible on the rotating world are rays emanating from a northern impact that stretch across much of the planet, while about half-way through the video the light colored Caloris Basin rotates into view, a northern ancient impact feature that filled with lava. MESSENGER has now successfully completed its primary and first extended missions. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16850 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16852 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16853 APOD: Colors of Mercury (2013 Mar 01) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130301.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130612 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0612

Mystery meteor shower disappoints skywatchers, but wait till next year

Skywatchers were hoping for a fireworks show from the Gamma Delphinid meteor shower early Tuesday, but what they got were merely a few snaps, crackles and pops. That's not totally surprising, because some experts said in advance they weren't sure whether the meteor shower actually existed.<p>"I think …

Science and sex: Everything you wanted to know about 'doing it'

"How We Do It" may sound like a sex manual, but it isn't: In fact, that's about the only topic you won't find addressed in anthropologist Robert Martin's book-length survey of human reproduction and what we can learn from the animal world.<p>There's still news you can use, however. For example, how …

Mayor Bloomberg unveils $20B plan to build new NYC defenses against climate change

Construction begins now, but will fall to his successor to finish<p>Parts of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area are still recovering from the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in late 2012, which cost an estimated $19 billion economic loss. In order to make sure the city is better …

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The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

Only 5 Percent Of People Wash Their Hands Correctly

And 23 percent don't even use soap. That's messed up, people.<p>"Many people do not wash their hands when the behavior in which they engage would warrant it," begins a recent study from Michigan State University, and I'm sorry to say it only gets grosser from there. Researchers sneakily observed 3,749 …

Tropical 'bridge species' drive biodiversity - Futurity

U. CHICAGO (US) — By examining marine bivalves—scallops, cockles, and oysters—a new study shows that …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How A Black Hole Sleeps

It ate a bunch of stellar gas and now it needs a nap.<p>Think of black holes as bottomless devouring machines? Not so much, it turns out: the black hole at the center of the Sculptor galaxy, about 13 million light years away, is currently taking a wee little napsy.<p>We first spied this black hole about …