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9 Facts That Prove Life On Earth Is Meaningless

<b>You used to be happy.</b> After reading these depressing facts, that probably won't be the case.<p><b>1. Taylor Swift has more Twitter followers than the entire population of Canada.</b><p>And she's actually not alone! Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, and Barack Obama also have more Twitter followers than the …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

Obama's Russia reset unravels

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the …

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IRS agents were told to hide cooperation with DEA intelligence gathering

Yesterday, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was thrust into the spotlight when Reuters published a story about its practice of recreating the investigative trail to conceal leads it receives from the NSA. Now we’re learning that the practice isn’t limited to the DEA; Reuters reports that …

Look! Up in the sky! It's an antimissile blimp!

Known as JLENS, a new program that could be deployed by next year aims to protect Washington, D.C., by putting surveillance radar on tethered blimps 10,000 feet overhead.<p>If you visit the Washington, D.C. area in coming years and see a pair of large blimp hovering high overhead, there's a good …

Military

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …

New Nets have championship dreams

NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce believes his new team is primed to make a run at the Eastern Conference title, although the veteran small forward has a …

Minnesota Vikings Star Adrian Peterson Speaks on Gay Marriage

Considering gay marriage is such a polarizing topic in modern American society, it’s not surprising that the media asked NFL MVP Adrian Peterson for his opinion on the matter.<p>His answer may surprise you.<p>The Minnesota Vikings running back simply doesn't believe in same-sex marriage.<p>According to …

Football (U.S.)

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Photographer Erno-Erik Raitanen Creates ‘Self-Portraits’ Using His Own Bacteria

Colorful and unusual patterns pictures are what photographer Erno-Erik Raitanen calls self-portraits. The pictures, which Raitanen says are more like …