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The neuroscience of Facebook: It makes our brains happy

Our brains are wired to connect — so it’s no surprise we spend 56 billion minutes a month on the social network<p>The popular conception of human nature emerging from psychology over the last century suggests that we are something of a hybrid, combining reptilian, instinct-driven motivational …

New Banksys pop up across New York as old ones are scrubbed

The secretive street artist’s newest works have been spotted in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg<p>It’s another day, and another Banksy in New York, as the secretive street artist has revealed a new series in three different locations, which his website labels as Lower East Side, Williamsburg, and …

Killed over a movie ticket: How law enforcement hurts people with disabilities

A man with Down syndrome died in a confrontation with police. Officers need better training before more people die<p>On Jan. 12, Robert “Ethan” Saylor of Frederick County, Md., a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome and an IQ of 40, died of asphyxiation after a confrontation with three off-duty police …

Bill Ayers: I was Sarah Palin’s road kill

Years of attacks didn’t prepare me for the charge that Obama was “palling around with terrorists” — meaning me<p>“This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America,” vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin cried out to the agitated crowd during a 2008 campaign rally, referring to …

Rand Paul: America’s “gradual bankruptcy” more worrisome than default risk

The Kentucky senator argues that the debt ceiling debate is about reducing government debt<p>Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has been sounding the alarm on Sunday's political talk shows, warning that "Congress is playing with fire" if it doesn't raise the debt ceiling by Oct. 17. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, …

Women in the Nazi killing fields

German women witnessed, helped and participated in the genocide<p>The Nazi policy of ghettoizing Jews began in Poland in October 1939, a month after the start of the war. Over time, the ghetto took on many forms and uses. In the villages the ghettos could consist of a few streets behind the main road, …

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an extraordinary meeting with human rights activists and Russian officials at the Moscow airport where he has been trapped since 23 June.<p>In his first …

Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers' phone records

The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret court that oversees surveillance.<p>In an unprecedented move prompted by the Guardian's disclosure in June of the NSA's …

Tech firms should be allowed to publish more data on US surveillance

Following the leaks about NSA surveillance, people demanded information about the scope and scale of the US government's data collection. In response, the administration offered internet companies a deal: they could publish the number of secret national security requests, but only if it was …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by only a narrow margin on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to the Obama administration that congressional anger about the extent of domestic …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The NSA boasts in …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant Gale crater on the red planet were found to contain clay minerals that can have formed only in …

Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ?

Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.<p><b>Summary</b>: Subtle observable differences exist between male and …

10 Horrifying Things About the Government Shutdown

This week, the Republican party had a hissyfit and shut down the federal government when they couldn't cancel Obamacare. This has lots of …

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The Story Behind That Incredibly Riveting Video of the D.C. Car Chase

The guy who captured the dramatic scene wasn’t just some dude—he’s a cameraman for a network called Alhurra, funded by U.S. taxpayers and broadcast …

Shutdown Forces Nation's Radio Telescopes Into Inactivity

Many of the world's largest radio telescopes, operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, are going inactive — the latest casualty of the government shutdown.<p>NPR's Geoffrey Brumfiel reports that the NRAO, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and operates radio telescopes in …

The Land Of The Free Is Starting To Look Ungovernable

AS MIDNIGHT Sept. 30th approached, everybody on Capitol Hill blamed everybody else for the imminent shutdown of America's government. To a wondering world, the recriminations missed the point. When you are brawling on the edge of a cliff, the big question is not "Who is right?", but "What the hell …

Here's Why It Would Be A Terrible Idea For General Al-Sisi To Run For President Of Egypt

But is he?<p>If al-Sisi runs for president, it will be hard to deny that he is just another military strongman. For the last three months, al-Sisi has said in interview after interview that he does not want to run for president. In a statement made this past August, al-Sisi declared that it is a …

Vigilantes patrolling Arizona border are more radical than ever

Militia like the “Mountain Minutemen” are raising concern among humanitarian workers along the U.S. border<p>Though more than three years have passed since the Arizona-based Minuteman organization run by movement co-founder Chris Simcox shuttered its operations, would-be vigilantes are still …

7 signs America has regressed — to the 19th century

Workers aren’t unionized, and some pols are now advocating child labor. It’s like the U.S. has gone back in time<p>Of course they shut the Federal government down. Tea Party Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked …

Phony balance, manufactured conflict: The media just confuses the truth

By feasting on controversy and focusing on the trivial, the media misinforms us about policy and misserves us all<p>Reporters are drawn to conflict, as is the news audience. “Everyone loves a fight” is how one scholar put it. With “he said, she said” journalism, reporters don’t have to wait for …

White America says “Let the Fire Burn”

<b>MOVE members and police during the 1978 confrontation outside MOVE headquarters, in a still from "Let the Fire Burn." (Zeitgeist Films)</b><p>What the Philadelphia firebombing of 1985 can tell us about the culture of white rage that led to the shutdown<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 5, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In Jason …

Man Who Set Himself on Fire on National Mall Dies of Injuries

A man who set himself on fire Friday afternoon on the National Mall has died of his injuries, a D.C. Metropolitan Police spokesman said.<p>The man …