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Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all …

US Airways investigating pornographic tweet sent to complaining customer

(Reuters) - US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media.<p>A US Airways Airbus A321-200 plane emits exhaust at Philadelphia International Airport in …

Get ready to pay for things with your veins

Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands.<p>Hackers in the Chaos Computer Club last year fooled the Apple TouchID, which unlocks the iPhone 5S when presented with a familiar finger, by creating a …

CES

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

Dying Black Teen Denied Heart Transplant Due Partly to Low Grades and Trouble With the Law

Fifteen-year-old Anthony Stokes has less than six months to live unless he receives an emergency heart transplant. But his family has been told that …

Civil Rights

Documentary 'Our Turn to Dream' Tells Story of New Civil Rights Movement

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took to the podium to deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech calling for an end to racism and segregation. …

Dunkin' Donuts Faces 'Systematic Racial Discrimination' Lawsuit

America runs on Dunkin', and Dunkin' Donuts runs on allegedly discriminatory business decisions based solely on race and gender.<p>That’s what a lawsuit filed against Dunkin’ Donuts parent company Dunkin’ Brands is claiming, accusing the donut and coffee chain of giving white franchise owners …

Phoenix City Council votes to amend discrimination law

After more than five hours of heated testimony, Phoenix City Council members voted Tuesday to broadly outlaw discrimination against gay, lesbian, …

World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 5, 2013 8:04pm (UTC)<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or …

Next-gen routers are here with Netgear's Nighthawk

My router was beaten soundly up close — from a distance, the Nighthawk savaged it<p>Netgear's Nighthawk router is aimed specifically at me (and maybe you).<p>My home/home office situation is a wireless nightmare scenario. I live in an apartment building in the Bay Area bombarded from every angle by …

iOS 7: hidden iPhone features that will be enabled

As Apple releases its new operating software ahead of the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, we take a look at some of the exciting features that will be enabled.<p>Apple is due to release iOS 7 to the public on September 18, just ahead of the two new iPhones themselves.<p>While some of the …

10 Must-Have Smartwatch Apps

Smartwatches are similar to smartphones and tablets. Gorgeous hardware is of little use to people unless it’s coupled with brilliant software. Pre-installed apps can be a good foundation, but most users want their favorite third-party services such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.<p>The Pebble, …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

Boy Scouts vote to lift ban on gay youth

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to end its controversial policy banning gay kids and teens from joining one of the nation's most popular youth organizations, ditching membership guidelines that had roiled the group in recent years.<p>Over 61 percent of Scouting's National …

Empire State Building to Be Sold to Public in $4.2B IPO

The Empire State Building's shareholders today approved the sale of the New York City landmark to the public in an IPO valued at $4.2 billion, …

Disneyland employee arrested in dry-ice bombing

Christian Barnes, 22, allegedly placed the device in a theme park trash can. No one was injured in the explosion<p>Associated Press<p>May 29, 2013 8:27pm (UTC)<p>ANAHEIM, Calif. — Police arrested a Disneyland employee on suspicion of putting a so-called dry ice bomb in a theme park trash can where it …

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Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

Mammoths

FBI Agent Took Gifts and Cash, Ex-Mobster Informant Alleges

The FBI has opened an investigation into accusations that one of its agents took lavish gifts and cash from an informant who has been indicted in the …

Nutty finding: Olive oil, nuts can protect your brain

It might seem against all logic, but adding a little olive oil or a handful of nuts to your diet each day may help keep your mind clear, researchers reported on Monday. It’s the same diet that’s also been shown to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.<p>The researchers found that people who …

Prosecutor will seek murder charges for terminated pregnancies in kidnap case

An Ohio prosecutor vowed Thursday to pursue murder charges against the Cleveland kidnapping suspect for terminating the pregnancies of the women he is accused of holding captive for a decade.<p>The prosecutor, Timothy McGinty of Cuyahoga County, also said that he would consider seeking the death …