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Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds “fair use,” cites many benefits

Advertisement<p>39 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google(s goog) has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the …

Are Your Pics Blue Enough? How to Turn Your Photos Into Instagram ‘Like’ Magnets

Want to get more likes on Instagram? Make sure your images are predominantly blue, spaciously cropped, bright and mildly desaturated.<p>At least those …

Somali pirates will be back when they figure out their inventory management problem

Piracy in Somalia is a business like any other, with the attendant problems: inventory management, human resources, legal. And, according to an analysis by the World Bank, it’s a business that could start heating up again after a brief hiatus.<p>The seizure and ransom of ships steaming toward the Suez …

Eye-Opening Portraits of Living Conditions for Animals in Zoos

<i>Captive</i> is a powerful series by Washington D.C.-based Canadian photographer Gaston Lacombe that takes a look at animals in zoos and their living environments. Shooting his images from the perspective of any regular visitor, Lacombe manages to capture portraits of creatures, big and small, confined …

John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

The World’s First 3-D Scanner For iPad Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter

If you need more convincing than the extensive testimonials in the Structure’s Kickstarter video, consider its crowdfunding progress: Since launching …

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

By Internet standards, a <i>perfectly timed</i> photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:<p>1. Perfect Place<br>2. Perfect Time<br>3. Perfect …

The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World

There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most …

Watch Family Planning, Walt Disney’s 1967 Sex Ed Production, Starring Donald Duck

In 1951, Carl Djerassi, a chemist working in an obscure lab in Mexico City, created the first progesterone pill. Little did he know that, a decade …

Voyager probe 'leaves Solar System'

<b>The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.</b><p>Scientists say the probe's instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble of hot gas from our Sun and is now moving in the space between the stars.<p>Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the …

Inmates Released Early In California Under Prop 36 Have Low Recidivism Rate, Report Says

In less than 10 months, California has let 1,000 inmates out of prison early.<p>Opponents said the releases would lead to an increase in crime, but a new report by the Stanford Three Strikes Project, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund shows that the released inmates' recidivism rate has …

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