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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Fox News has lost its mind, again: Salute-gate, Reagan myths and the right-wing outrage machine

Here’s the history and actual facts behind presidential salutes. Shocker: It’s Hollywood nonsense stoked by Reagan<p>Fox News has lost its collective mind. Again. Wednesday was a big news day. President Obama gave a speech to the U.N. General Assembly with the goal of building a coalition to fight …

The Slowest-Growing Industries Of The Past Year

Several industries tied to metals and manufacturing are among the slowest-growing in the U.S., according to recent data from Sageworks, a financial information company.<p>While privately held companies on average have been growing annual sales by about 8% over the past 12 months, a handful of …

The Video Game Industry Has Only Itself To Blame For Misogyny And Harassment

It’s easy to say that you’re not part of the problem. Women in the video gaming industry are being consistently harassed and abused, and because we are not personally making rape threats over Twitter, we are, at the very least, neutral. Good for us. Each time we run into this, the industry, as a …

How This Man Built A $3M Business A Year After Four Years In Prison

Frederick Hutson is a man who sees business opportunities in everything. By his own admission, this doesn’t always work out for the best. Hutson spent over four years in prison after getting busted for an opportunity he saw in drug trafficking, a huge market, and one that was as he saw it, ripe for …

10 ways racism killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner | Salon.com

1. The United States, from its founding to the present, is structured around maintaining the dominant power position of those people who are categorized as “white”.America, as a society structured around racial inequality and hierarchy, will reflect that dynamic in its politics, culture, and social …

Thousands of LEGOs Are Washing Up on a British Shore

Brilliantly, many are nautical-themed.<p>Thousands of pieces of LEGO have been washing up on beaches in Cornwall, UK, for almost seventeen years.<p>The …

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is vital that all data on the network should be treated equally by ISPs, and why it is essential that those who provide the pipes …

Russia offers 3.9m roubles for 'research to identify users of Tor'

Russia's interior ministry has offered up to 3.9m roubles (£65,000) for research on identifying the users of the anonymous browsing network Tor, raising questions of online freedom amid a broader crackdown on the Russian internet.<p>The interior ministry's special technology and communications group …

Another news channel mistakes a video game screenshot for reality (update)

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> is the latest video game to be misappropriated by a TV station for a report: news channel Russia Today used a screenshot from Konami's upcoming action-adventure to introduce a segment on child soldiers.<p>The screenshot above — one of the official screenshots …

Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills/Jessica Hill/Salon)</b><p>Dramatic, awful changes occurred on my generation’s watch — and it amounts to a fiendishly successful conspiracy<p>Peter Lunenfeld<p>July 5, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>That nostalgic time of year for newly minted college grads and their professors has now concluded. …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Huge Impact Crater In Russia Tied To Ancient Mass Extinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New evidence implicates one of Earth's biggest impact craters in a mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago, according to research presented here Wednesday (June 11) at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Los …

Founder of Pirate Bay arrested in Sweden after two years on the run

Peter Sunde had been sought by Interpol for copyright violations<p>One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday.<p>Peter …

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India gang rapes: Police sacked over hanged girls

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1080000/1080961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527346139_0b2cd03224526ebef6c766b6c0735bf4<p><b>Two police officers in India have been sacked for refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged,</b> …

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The Supreme Court takes on warrantless cellphone searches

The Supreme Court is one step closer to resolving a long-running civil liberties debate: do police need a warrant to search your cellphone? This morning, the court is hearing arguments on two cases, both of which involve evidence gathered from mobile phones after an arrest. They were contentious …

This Is What Apple Will Build When It Finally Collects 1 Billion Credit Card Numbers

E-commerce — via the music and movies you can get in iTunes, iBooks and the app stores — is Apple's second-fastest growing business right now, up 11% to $4.6 billion in Q2 2014. It lags only the iPhone in growth. E-commerce is also likely Apple's second-most profitable business segment, too.<p>Put …

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The Coming Robot Army Just Wants To Rock

British electronic musician Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher, was approached by a group of Japanese roboticists last year with a pitch he calls "the ultimate 12-year-old-boy fantasy." The team explained that they had constructed a band of mechanical musicians with superhuman abilities: a …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

Politicians should stop pandering to anti-fluoridation campaigners

Leadership should be about making decisions based on the available evidence, especially on emotive issues such as fluoridation and vaccination<p>Last week, Public Health England urged more councils to consider adding fluoride to their water supplies. The case for this is clear: fluoridation improves …

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

Inventor of World Wide Web Calls For Online Magna Carta

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, believes an online ‘Magna Carta’ is needed to protect the independence of the Web and the rights of its users, The Guardian reports.<p>On the 25th anniversary of his first draft of the first proposal for what would become the World Wide Web, …

Why this man was prescient (Hint: It has to do with your rent)

The old rule was don’t spend more than 30 percent of your income on housing. Why that’s become impossible for many<p>Jimmy McMillan is right. The candidate of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party may have lost the New York mayoral election to Bill DeBlasio. But it’s true — in New York and much of the …

Report: British intelligence agency considered spying in homes with Kinect

The Xbox 360 Kinect camera was at one point evaluated for its potential use in mass surveillance of people in their homes, according to documents disclosed by The Guardian.<p>This information comes from files dated between 2008 and 2010, as leaked by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The documents …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …

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