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Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Erdogan due back in Turkey as protests enter seventh day

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was due back in Turkey today after a trip abroad, with thousands of angry demonstrators calling for the prime minister's resignation as protests entered a seventh day.<p>Deputy prime minister Huseyin Celik has urged party supporters not to flock to the airport to welcome Mr …

Officials defend NSA monitoring

After silence overnight in response to a report that the National Security Agency was collecting millions of phone records from Verizon customers daily, administration officials responded on Thursday and defended the practice.<p>CNN’s Joe Johns reported on air that a “senior administration official” …

Oklahoma Tornado Photos: Residents Capture Destruction From May 31 Storm

A deadly storm moved through Oklahoma Friday evening, producing several tornadoes and causing widespread flooding.<p>The storm flooded streets and interstates, leaving motorists stranded and officials advising against all travel in the Oklahoma City area. Some streets were flooded several feet deep, …

Beautiful Collision Tableware Uses Red Cabbage Dye to Create Unexpected Pigments

Color Collision is a collection of non-toxic ceramic tableware designed by Kirstie Van Noort and Rogier Arents. To achieve the unique colors seen …

Hinterland's Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s rustic-chic Scatter/Gather chandelier is a low-energy light made from artfully arranged pieces of driftwood that were collected from the …

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Soul Cell : Solar Power Lamp by Jesper Jonsson

<b>Soul Cell project</b> is a solar power lamp that allows you to enjoy the light even when there’s no power supply. It combines photovoltaics and lighting …

Portable

Metylos' Elegant Mathilde Lamps Are Made From Hanging Strips of Wool Felt

Looking like strands of Rapunzel’s hair, these felt LED lamps can be braided, knotted, or bunched into any shape. French company Metylos designed its …

Wool

Light Up Your Walls with Mestyle's LED-Embedded Wallpaper

If your walls are looking a bit bland, how about lighting them up with this glamorous LED wallpaper by Mestyle? Spotted at ICFF at during New York …

Energy Efficiency

Pixo LED Table Lamp

Remember this little guy? The Pixo Lamp incorporates a USB port in its base, which means more convenience when charging our mobile devices. However …

Mobile Devices

Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

A freeway overpass is not the first place you would think to look for innovative art. But if you happen to be Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, the …

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Sidney Fry on sodium in food

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Serious Reads: 5 Food Books We're Loving

1. Behind the Kitchen Door<p>Saru Jayaraman is an incredible force. As co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), she has fought for the rights of food service workers for over ten years. In her first book, she tells the harrowing stories of dozens of …

Food Network Cupcakes! Review

Offering tasty treats galore, plus some rather unique savory cupcake options, <i>Food Network Cupcakes!</i> is a rather delightful app for those with an urge …

Food Network Star to Take Over Yorktown Restaurant

Malcolm Mitchell, finalist on Next Food Network Star Season 8, has a 'pop up restaurant' concept that he is bringing to 'Nuttin to It' in …

Customers

Why the ‘start’ button is not yet ready for history’s recycle bin | Financial Times

Why you would click a button labelled “start” to turn something off has never been entirely clear.<p>But for hundreds of millions of PC users, the start …

At least 51 killed, including 20 children, as tornado tears through Oklahoma

At least 51 people, including 20 children, were among the victims of an enormous tornado that roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma City Monday, pulverizing entire city blocks and leaving behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood.<p>Officials warned the death toll was likely to climb, making …

APOD: The Waterfall and the World at Night (2013 May 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Vetter (Nuits sacrées) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130517.html Explanation: Above this boreal landscape, the arc of the Milky Way and shimmering aurorae flow through the night. Like an echo, below them lies Iceland's spectacular Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. Shining just below the Milky Way, bright Jupiter is included in the panoramic nightscape recorded on March 9. Faint and diffuse, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) appears immersed in the auroral glow. The digital stitch of four frames is a first place winner in the 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance organized by The World at Night. An evocative record of the beauty of planet Earth's night sky, all the contest's winning entries are featured in this video. http://www.nuitsacrees.fr/ http://twanight.org/contest http://vimeo.com/41781867 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130517 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0517

Dolphins persuade Navy trainers to dredge up 130-year-old torpedo

The U.S. Navy doesn't yet exactly know how a 130-year-old brass torpedo got to the bottom of the Pacific off the coast of San Diego, but they have a couple of dolphins to thank for rediscovering the rare weapon.<p>The find was so unexpected that the humans didn't believe the dolphins at first.<p>The …

Bed-sharing 'raises cot death risk fivefold'

<b>Sharing a bed with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome fivefold, research claims.</b><p>The risk applies even if parents avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs - other factors firmly linked to cot deaths.<p>The BMJ Open research compared nearly 1,500 cot deaths with a control group of more …

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Man kills biggest Burmese python ever in Florida

Just call him Python Dundee.<p>A Miami man pulled an 18-foot Burmese python out of roadside brush and wrestled with it for 10 minutes before cutting its head off with a knife.<p>The 128-pound specimen turned out to be the biggest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, besting the previous record by …

Immigration reform severs family ties

The time for immigration reform is now. The bipartisan Senate proposal released in April represents the best chance in a generation to help aspiring Americans become our fellow citizens.<p>The Gang of Eight negotiators painstakingly worked to deliver a bill that could gain from both parties’ support. …