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'Holographic Duality' Hints at Hidden Subatomic World

According to modern quantum theory, energy fields permeate the universe, and flurries of energy in these fields, called “particles” when they are …

Podcast: reasons to care about surveillance in the era of Prism

Here's a read-aloud of my recent Guardian column, "The NSA's Prism: why we should care," which sets out the reasons for caring about the recent …

NSA's catch-22: we can't tell you anything, because everything we do is a secret

Clayton Seymour, a Navy vet, was outraged to discover that his Freedom of Information Act request to the NSA to see his file was rejected because …

Underground filmmaker documenting his own Lou Gehrig's Disease

Patrick O'Brien is an underground filmmaker suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, AKA Lou Gehrig's Disease. As I've posted before, Patrick is …

Women and sex: the myth-buster

I was on the Victoria line with my boyfriend, telling him about a new book by the American author Daniel Bergner, called What Do Women Want? Its …

Women, sex, and monkeys: what primatology can teach us about female desire

"With primatology, science has refused to see that females are the aggressors, the rulers, the initiators of sex. For so long, almost to a humorous …

Daniel Ellsberg: NSA leaker Snowden made the right call

<i>Daniel Ellsberg is the author of “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” He was charged in 1971 under the Espionage Act as well as for theft and conspiracy for copying the Pentagon Papers. The trial was dismissed in 1973 after evidence of government misconduct, including illegal</i> …

Daniel Ellsberg: NSA leaker Snowden was right to flee the US

"Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don’t agree. …

Pilot error emerges as prevailing theory in SFO plane crash

An Asiana Airlines spokesman, speaking to the Wall Street Journal, identified the co-pilot of a plane that crashed in San Francisco Saturday as Lee …

Snowden interviewed on NSA spying program by Laura Poitras, Jacob Appelbaum

Before everyone knew his name, whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke with filmmaker Laura Poitras and security researcher Jacob Appelbaum via encrypted …

"Dead" patient woke up as surgeons prepared to remove her organs

A depressed woman who overdosed on drugs was mistakenly pronounced dead and placed on the operating table for organ removal, because she was marked …

Map of local word for "beer" in each European country

<i>(Click to embiggen)</i><p>Feòrag NicBhrìde has provided us with a vital cartographic reference: a map of Europe showing the word for "beer" in each …