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Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>Ferris Jabr<p>March 1, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the …

How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

Shark-Attack Deaths Highest in 19 Years—Travel Trends to Blame?

U.S. fatalities down, possibly due to economic downturn.<p><b>There wasn't a single shark-attack fatality in the United States in 2011. But attacks elsewhere increased a bit, resulting in 12 deaths worldwide—the most since 1993, according to the University of Florida's 2011 Worldwide Shark Attack</b> …

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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

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Xinjiang police now using geese to fight crime

The Telegraph reports that police in Xinjiang have begun using geese to help combat crime in the region. The birds are being heralded as a more …

Sweet hydrogen: how sugar could help satisfy the world's energy needs

Hydrogen makes an extraordinarily efficient and clean fuel. Three times as energy-efficient as petrol, Nasa used it to power its space shuttles. It …

Babies who spent more than one night a week away from mother are 'more insecure'

Babies who spend more than one night a week away from their mothers are more insecure, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Virginia studied data from 5,000 children who spent a night or more per week away from a primary caregiver, as increasingly happens when parents share …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

Free Software Tool Aims To Fight Government Secrecy

This crowdfunded Freedom Of Information Act algorithm seeks to liberate guarded knowledge.<p>The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), first enacted in 1966 provides a way for citizens, activists, and journalists to coax information out of the government. The Government doesn't make this easy, but a new, …

Florida's stand-your-ground law put to test in Marissa Alexander conviction

It took 45 days for police to arrest George Zimmerman, who invoked Florida's controversial stand-your-ground law when he shot an unarmed teenager, …

Is Rolling Stone giving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the rock star treatment? (Poll)

It's a somewhat glamorous image of a scruffy teenager with long curly hair, T-shirt and a soft gaze. It's the kind of photo that doesn't seem out of …

Head 'forced cook to serve poisoned school meal' in Bihar

The headmistress of an Indian school where 23 pupils died after eating a free lunch contaminated with pesticides forced a cook to ignore complaints …

China's 'Bacon Buy': National Security Risk, or Just Business as Usual?

The Chinese purchase of Smithfield Foods has caused concern about foreign control of the U.S. food supply.<p>(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)<p>Bacon has become an issue of national security.<p>The transition from delicious domestic product to topic of a Congressional hearing last week began in May when China's …

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Here's The Full Statement Edward Snowden Gave To Human Rights Groups In Russia Today

WikiLeaks released the statement Snowden delivered to the groups and said that the meeting last about 45 minutes.<p>The group also said that Michael McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, called a Human Rights Watch representative before the meeting to relay the message that the U.S. does not consider …

FBI director nominee calls whistleblowers 'critical element of functioning democracy'

As conflicting reports emerge about the political status of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden today, President Obama's new pick to lead the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, just told a US Senate committee that he believes whistleblowers in the FBI are "a critical element of a …

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SF jetliner crash kills 2, seriously injures 49

Scramble for answers after SFO jet crash kills 2, seriously injures 49<p>It happened with almost no warning.<p>One minute, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was making a seemingly routine approach to San Francisco International Airport on a calm, clear Saturday morning after an 11-hour flight from Seoul. …

European watchdogs order Google to rewrite privacy policy or face legal action

Privacy watchdogs in the UK, Germany and Italy have told Google to rewrite its privacy policy in Europe or face legal sanctions, 15 months after the …

French nuclear tests 'showered vast area of Polynesia with radioactivity'

French nuclear tests in the South Pacific in the 1960s and 1970s were far more toxic than has been previously acknowledged and hit a vast swath of …

Hats and Signs and Outrage: New Yorkers Celebrate the Fourth (Amendment)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It takes a particular commitment to walk a mile through Manhattan in 90-degree heat with a cardboard …

Lowfat Milk May Not Be As Healthy As We Thought, Says Harvard Expert

Got milk? Well, you might not really need it, according to the current issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. Reduced-fat milk is high in sugar and may be contributing to the obesity epidemic, argues Harvard professor of pediatrics David Ludwig, MD.<p>One cup of …

Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story

The debate over vaccines continues as an Italian court ruled in favor of the Bocca family who’s nine-year-old son became autistic after receiving the …