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Symantec Has Found a Spying Tool Active on Computers Around the World

Computer security experts Symantec say their researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware tool on Windows PCs across the globe, that appears to be used for spying and data collection, reports Recode.<p>Named ‘Regin’, the tool is a Trojan that has infected several organizations’ and individuals’ …

‘How the hell can you privatise water?’ – when Harry Leslie Smith (91) met Owen Jones (30)

Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Graeme Robertson<p>‘We didn’t have any hope at all that I could remember, until after 1945’ ... Harry Leslie Smith. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the …

First “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary to be released in 2015

<b>This Dec. 13, 1993 file photo shows Kurt Cobain of the Seattle band Nirvana performing in Seattle, Wash. Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.</b> …

UK Journalists Are Suing the Police for Spying on Them

The police think that journalists are "domestic extremists" and are keeping files on them as if they're criminals.<p>​<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK</i><p>When Metropolitan Police spotted some cress, apparently the ISIS of garnish, on the back of journalist and comedian Mark Thomas's bike at a …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

What Happens to Your Body When You're Dreaming

As you physically power down at night, your brain—and imagination—run wild<p>• It all starts with the brain stem, which flips you into sleep mode and—once you hit the rapid eye movement (REM) stage—shuts off muscle movement. Everything but your eyes is temporarily paralyzed. (Good thing, or you'd …

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Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job - Online Library of Liberty

WILLIAM BLAKE.<p>Edition: current; Page: [10] Edition: current; Page: [11]<p>William Blake,* poet, painter, visionary, was born in London in November, …