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12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

TV

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Russian actor wants to put all gay people 'in the oven'

Wannabe presidential candidate Ivan Okhlobystin tells Novosibirsk audience that gay people should be burned alive<p>A Russian actor best known for announcing a run for his country's presidency two years ago has stated that he would like to put all gay people "in the oven".<p>Ivan Okhlobystin, a popular …

Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers?

I recently had the chance to sit down with Marie D. Jones, author of <i>This Book Is From the Future</i> and Viral Mythology to discuss the possibility of human time travel and the possible link to the ancient alien theory.<p>The growing popularity of the History Channel series, <i>Ancient Aliens</i> has led to some …

Paranormal

James Franco: 20 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About The 'Homefront' Star

Getty<p>Since starring in Judd Apatow's short-lived series "Freaks and Geeks" (1999), James Franco has done just about everything.<p>The 34-year-old renaissance man has an undergraduate degree from UCLA, among other diplomas. He's been nominated for an Academy Award, and even (sort of) hosted the awards …

7 Things You Had No Idea the World Is Running Out Of

Hardly a day goes by that we're not told about the unsustainable pressure we're putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of …

The fake Facebook profile I could not get removed

I’ll never know why the kids did it, but there it was: Sleazy, horrifying, and I was powerless to get it taken down<p>I've been a writer a long time, but chances are, you don't know my name.<p>I've written thrillers, been an essayist for NPR, won the Stanley Drama Award as a playwright and was finalist …

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

The Climate Movement Needs to Stop 'Winning'

As a child my favorite chore was hand-pumping water from the thirty-foot well on our family homestead. The pump was shiny black and the water ice-cold. Then my father was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer linked to chemicals used in oil and gas production. It's been nine years since I drank that …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Which Companies Are Encrypting Your Data Properly?

We've asked the companies in our Who Has Your Back Program what they are doing to bolster encryption in light of the NSA's unlawful surveillance of …

Students Amusingly Mistake A Video Camera For Still Camera

When someone asks for a photo, more often than not people strike all manner of unnatural and contrived poses. It might be making a face, doing …

What the Brosurance and Creepy Uncle Sam Ads Don't Get About Millennials

Obamacare's biggest fans and staunchest enemies are desperately trying to get their message to young folks—and boy are they failing.<p>There’s a term that those in the health-care conversation use to describe my age group. Ordinarily, we’re known as Millennials, Generation Y, or just plain “young …

Declassified Files Reveal NSA Routinely Ignored Courts

Newly declassified documents reveal that the National Security Agency has a long history of ignoring or avoiding court protections of the 4th Amendment. The heavily redacted 1,000+ page data dump reads like a diary of federal judges scolding intelligence agencies for overreaching their …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Medicine

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How A $35,000 Bill From Amazon Helped Put A Startup Out Of Business

The two-year-old startup raised $1.8 million in angel and seed rounds, and took on $625,000 in debt, according to its CrunchBase profile.<p>But it ran out of money, in part because it racked up a good-sized bill every month from Amazon, CEO Pierre-Olivier Latour told The Verge's Casey Newton.<p>In the …

Startups

Irish police return blonde girl to Roma family

Embarrassing U-turn comes after DNA tests prove that girl put into care, 7, is biological daughter of Dublin couple<p>Ireland's police force and health service have been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over the seizure of a young Roma girl from her family because she had blue eyes and blonde …

Pepper-spray cop gets a bigger settlement than his Occupy victims

Former U.C. Davis officer John Pike will receive $38,000 workers’ comp, after he cruelly sprayed sitting students<p>Former University of California, Davis, officer John Pike -- better known as "pepper-spray cop" -- became a viral online meme after he was videoed and pictured wantonly spraying pepper …

Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter<p>Poachers in <b>Zimbabwe</b> have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, <i>The Telegraph</i> has …

UN inquiry finds more civilians killed by US drone strikes than reported

Investigation says at least 400 non-combatants killed in Pakistan by drone strikes and demands US comes clean over casualty figures<p>A United Nations investigation has found that American drone strikes have killed at least 400 civilians in Pakistan, far more than the US has ever acknowledged.<p>Ben …

Chilean men carved swastikas into body of gay man they killed

Four men convicted of murder of Daniel Zamudio, which sparked national debate in Chile about hate crimes<p>Four Chilean men have been convicted of first-degree murder for beating to death a gay man and carving swastikas into his body.<p>Daniel Zamudio's death set off a national debate in the country …

Kate Winslet's Vogue Cover Is Unbelievable -- Literally (PHOTOS)

When we got word that Kate Winslet covers November's issue of Vogue, we could hardly contain our excitement... until we saw the final product.<p>It appears the Photoshop wizards at Vogue have had their way with fair Kate's face, and the result is nearly unrecognizable. The 38-year-old actress and …

No Year After 2047 Will Be As Cool As Now

What will you be doing then? I'll just be nearing retirement age.<p>By the time you're your parents' age, there's a good chance every new year will be hotter than any year you experienced before 2005. That's according to a new analysis of the top mathematical models that predict how the Earth will …

Climate Change

Pentagon unit held 'phony' ceremonies for MIAs, using planes that can't fly

<b>By Bill Dedman</b><p><b>Investigative Reporter, NBC News</b><p>HONOLULU — A unit of the U.S. Department of Defense has been holding so-called "arrival ceremonies" for seven years, with an honor guard carrying flag-draped coffins off of a cargo plane as though they held the remains of missing American service men …

Study: Catastrophic Heat in 30 Years