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People With An Offbeat Sense Of Fashion Get More Respect

The research, by doctoral student Silvia Bellezza and two Harvard professors, examines how individuals perceive status and competence from those "not conforming" — particularly in their style.<p>And what they found was somewhat surprising: that people grant higher status and competence to the more …

Haunted Empire: A Bad Book About Apple After Steve Jobs

<i>Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs</i>, former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Yukari Iwatani Kane’s new work, may be a business book — but as its name suggests, …

Bake Your Own Pizza Bagel Bites | Men's Health

Should you choose to ignore these warning signs and cook the pizza bagels anyway, you face one of two fates. The first, born from undercooking, leaves the bagels frosty in the center. This may cause you to return the bagels to the microwave, but at this point you’re far more likely to just continue …

'Divergent' a Huge Disappointment, Says Peter Travers

There are two types of people in this world: Those who love <i>Divergent</i> and those who've never heard of, nor care, about Veronica Roth's post-<i>Hunger</i> …

Movies

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

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Why The AR-15 Is More Than Just A Gun

Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insist that gun control legislation is not dead — they say they're strategizing on how to bring the issue back to the Senate floor.<p>Even if it does return, one proposal unlikely to survive is an assault weapons ban. Military-style …

NSA Chief Keith Alexander: 'System Did Not Work As It Should Have' to Prevent Snowden Document Leaks

During an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander said this morning on "This …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Snowden spy row grows as US is accused of hacking China

Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who blew the whistle on global surveillance operations, has opened a new front against the US authorities, …

With WikiLeaks' Help, NSA Leaker Snowden Seeks Asylum In Ecuador Via Moscow

Just when WikiLeaks seemed to be fading from the world of spilled secrets, Julian Assange’s group has become part of the story of another megaleaker: Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old whistleblower currently flying across the globe to escape an Espionage Act indictment for revealing the biggest …

Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death

Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.<p>The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. …

Associated Press News

HKSAR Government issues statement on Edward Snowden

HKSAR Government issues statement on Edward Snowden<br>***************************************************<p>The HKSAR Government today (June 23) issued the …

Surveillance

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has flown out of Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding since identifying himself as the source of revelations …

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Associated Press News

Russia Inks Big China Oil Deal

Russia inked a sizable oil deal with China on Friday, signing a $270 billion deal to supply oil to fossil fuel thirsty China for 25 years.<p>Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company, will be doing the drilling and the delivering for state-owned oil behemoth China National Petroleum Corporation.<p>The deal …

Beijing's microbrewery boom

Beijing duck, steamed dumplings or a glass of green tea: these are the culinary offerings most associated with China. But beer?<p>Believe it or not, China is the beer-chugging capital of the world. The Chinese public gulped down 59.3 billion liters of alcohol in 2012 -- nearly double the amount …

A forgotten war comes back to life

In Chinese video games (authorised by the state), players slaughter Japanese soldiers from the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-45. On the sets of Chinese …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Human brain cut into 7,400 slices, then reconstructed digitally in 3-D

LONDON — Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then digitally reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.<p>The "BigBrain" project, which took a 65-year-old woman's brain and cut it into slices just 20 micrometers …

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications

Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has …

Soylent crowdfunding campaign attracts $755K so people can survive without food

6,144 people are willing to live without food.<p>The crowdfunding campaign for Soylent raked in $754,498, greatly exceeding its $100,000 goal and bringing humanity one step closer to an existence that doesn’t require actual food for survival.<p>Soylent is a controversial food replacement product that …

July 2013

Intel Chief: NSA Isn’t Tapping Calls

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

5.43pm BST<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just …

Report: China Now Has The World's Fastest Supercomputer

Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, achieved processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second on a benchmarking test, earning it the number one spot in the Top 500 survey of supercomputers.<p>The tests show the machine …