PARIS (Reuters) - Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed “Putin’s banker”, said on Tuesday that he had filed a $12 billion compensation claim against Russia for carving up his business empire after he out
Are we ordained by our creator or are we just delusional lumps of carbon and guts? Neuroscientist Michael Graziano concludes something closer to latter. But it’s not delusion that makes our brains aware.
Things are getting serious for Bitcoin this month: a federal judge declared it real money, Bloomberg gave it an experimental ticker (XBT), and New York’s financial regulator announced an interest in regulating
Party hosting isn't something one can just dive into headlong and willy-nilly. You don't throw a baby into the deep end of an Olympic pool with five-pound weights tied to its tiny legs (unless you want
Dennis Erlich was the original guy who exposed the craziness of Scientology on the internet. A member since 1967 and later a minister, he started to rebel against the church in the mid-80s. Now he runs
The US government's pursuit of those who break rank to expose its secrets has emerged as the dominant narrative of this decade's war for information. I thought I'd speak to a trio of high-profile whistleblowers
On Sunday, the grassroots organization Restore the Fourth rallied activists across the country for the second time this year to protest the National Security Agency’s dragnet-style surveillance programs
Crowds on Demand, as the name suggests, is a company that will organize a crowd for you, on demand. Last week, they organized a fake protest in Los Angeles to raise awareness for mental health issues behalf
This week, two encrypted email providers shut down their services, and that’s very bad news if you’d rather the government didn’t read your emails. Clearly, the right to buy and sell on the free market
This week, I caught up with my forever friend, the pro skateboard personality and filmmaker Billy Rohan. After spending a year in Florida to gather his thoughts, he’s back in New York City to launch a
You can always tell who can't hang from the way they react to someone offering them weed. They get that “I’m not falling for that again” look in their eyes and put their hand up. I always have to ask why.
With the Sochi Winter Olympics only six months away, denizens of the internet, media pundits, and LGBTQ activists have engaged in a fiery debate over whether or not Western nations should boycott the in
Barrett Brown has been sitting in prison, without trial, for almost a year. In case you haven’t followed his case, the 31-year-old journalist is facing a century of prison time for sharing a link that
The Earth is doomed, and the only question is how long humanity has left. Fortunately, we have options: in the past few years there’s been a flurry of potentially habitable planets discovered. To learn
As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave