Isaac Gomez-Rocha

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Sanders to NSA: Spying on Hill?

Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a letter Friday to the director of the National Security Agency asking if the agency is spying or has ever spied on members of Congress.<p>The Vermont independent said he was “deeply concerned” about the NSA’s collection of information on Americans and called reports that the …

The Advanced No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think bodyweight training can’t get intense? Our favorite no-equipment moves are getting a whole lot more kick-ass — from head to toe. Designed by …

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4 Killer Workouts for While You're on Holiday or Vacation

<b>My wife loves to travel.</b> She spent six months working as a nanny in France. She has visited nearly every continent and speaks English, French, and …

Skateistan: skateboarding in Afghanistan - in pictures

Skateistan is a skating and education project based in Kabul, Afghanistan. It was set up by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and teaches children from all socio-economic backgrounds to skateboard. About 40% of its members are girls – a rarity in a country where until recently, women were banned from …

Ex-Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr appears in Canadian court

A former Guantanamo detainee has appeared in a Canadian court, his first public outing since his capture in an Afghan firefight in 2002.<p>Lawyers for Omar Khadr, 27, challenged his terms of imprisonment at a hearing in Alberta, Canada, on Monday.<p>He was 15 when detained, wounded, in Afghanistan after …

Omar Khadr

Pakistan blasts: Burials amid anger after Peshawar church attack

<b>Burials have been taking place in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after a double suicide bombing killed at least 80 people at a church on Sunday.</b><p>It is thought to be the deadliest ever attack on Pakistan's Christians.<p>Two Islamist militant groups with Taliban links said they ordered the attack to hit …

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

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Leo and Julian Schulz at Brisbane festival 2013 - video

Thursday's liveblog comes from Brisbane's beautiful Gallery of Modern Art, where we'll be reviewing A Western, Leo, and La Soiree<p>Published: 19 Sep 2013<p>4 out of 5 stars.<p>4 out of 5 stars.<p>Astonishing gymnastics, charmingly patchy juggling and saucy songs, in this festival late-night treat<p>Published: 19 …

Brisbane festival 2013: La Soiree - video

Thursday's liveblog comes from Brisbane's beautiful Gallery of Modern Art, where we'll be reviewing A Western, Leo, and La Soiree<p>Published: 19 Sep 2013<p>4 out of 5 stars.<p>4 out of 5 stars.<p>Astonishing gymnastics, charmingly patchy juggling and saucy songs, in this festival late-night treat<p>Published: 19 …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

Ditch the Word 'Underbanked,' It's Confusing and Misleading

When I tell a waiter my pork chop is "undercooked," I mean my entree hasn't been cooked long enough.<p>When prospective employers inform me I'm …

Mazzy Star: 'We weren't really in the mood to release music'

You might think that a band letting 17 years elapse between their third and fourth albums was unusual. You might therefore assume that there was an interesting reason for such a hiatus. You might even, recklessly, suppose that they could be pleased to be back. All these thoughts seem reasonable, …

Historian remains key ally of right

Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul were headline attractions at a conference in Iowa this summer that brought hundreds of conservative Christian pastors together to talk faith and politics.<p>But they weren’t the only draw.<p>The trim man with silver hair who drew in close to Cruz in a prayer huddle also had …

How Do You Define Middle Class? People Who Make What I Do

Who is a middle-income American? For much of the nation, the answer is simple: it’s me, and perhaps people who earn less than I do.<p>The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, released Friday, showed the overwhelming majority of the public — 90% — defining a “middle-income household” as families …

Being poor changes your thinking about everything

By Harold Pollack<p><i>Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir are two leading figures in the hot (if occasionally oversold) field of behavioral economics. Mullainathan teaches economics at Harvard and is a MacArthur Fellow. Shafir teaches psychology and public policy at Princeton. This week, they released</i> …

Arctic sea ice delusions strike the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph

When it comes to climate science reporting, the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph are only reliable in the sense that you can rely on them to usually get the science wrong. This weekend's Arctic sea ice articles from David Rose of the Mail and Hayley Dixon at the Telegraph unfortunately fit that pattern.<p>…

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Drones proposed to tackle Marseille crime

A mayoral candidate has proposed the use of drones over the streets of Marseille to combat the city's notorious network of drug dealers and reputation for violent crime.<p>Eugène Caselli, the Socialist Party president of the Marseille urban community, and mayoral candidate, proposed on Thursday that …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …