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Wikipedia blames Texas PR firm for skewing hundreds of entries

Organization sends cease-and-desist letter following investigation into massive sockpuppet ring<p>The Wikimedia Foundation this week accused a Texas-based public relations firm of creating hundreds of fake Wikipedia entries on behalf of its clients, as part of a widespread scam that was uncovered last …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

This No-Hassle Shotgun Mic Is Great for Video Cameras with Crap Sound

You can capture amazing video with all kinds of cameras these days, but almost all of them have really bad on-board microphones. Rode's new …

Videography

My Breathtaking Ride From Earth to the International Space Station

The rumble of power just got stronger and more insistent as we heard the countdown in Russian through our headsets and then, "<i>Pusk."</i> Liftoff.<p>It was a …

Space Exploration

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Debuting The First TV Ad Made Entirely On Vine

For at least the past decade, Dunkin Donuts has been pushing its rounds of fried dough uphill in a Sisyphean quest to convince the world that it is a hip coffee company, not your dad’s cruller joint.<p>Its latest attempt will debut during tonight’s <i>Monday Night Football</i> pregame show on ESPN: a …

Meet 'Titstare,' the Tech World's Latest 'Joke' from the Minds of Brogrammers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's hard to single out the worst part of Titstare, a "joke" app presented Sunday at TechCrunch's …

INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: We're Not Stealing Secrets From Companies

The statement comes in response to a new report that the NSA spied on Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company partly owned by the state.<p>Ilse Agner, Germany's consumer protection minister, expressed fears over massive surveillance programs that could be turned into a "Trojan horse" that "covers up …

Associated Press News

Sochi Wants the IOC to Back Them Up Against Anti-Gay Law 'Speculation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The organizers of the Sochi Olympics, coming to a Russia near you in February 2014, are so worried …

Batwoman Can't Marry, Says DC Pub, Because Heroes Can't Be Happy

Less than three days since the controversy surrounding DC Comics’ refusal, we have a great non-explanation explanation from the DC brass about why …

Op-ed: Why We Should Ditch the Sochi Olympics

A few years ago red flags were raised when a Russian judge ruled that Pride House, a nonprofit organization supporting LGBT athletes, would be banned …

Will Global Companies Step In On Russia's Antigay Laws?

Dozens of major global corporations with internal nondiscrimination policies, including Apple, Chevron, and Procter & Gamble are being urged to call …

Private Law Firm Focusing on LGBT Issues Opens in New Orleans

In New Orleans, Ryan Delaney and Brandon Robb have established what they say is the first private law firm in Louisiana to focus primarily on LGBT …

Elegance and Honor, the State Funeral of Jose Sarria

From a job as a waiter at the notorious Black Cat bar to a state funeral held at the prestigious Grace Cathedral at the top of Nob Hill in San …

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Gay-Rights Group To John Roberts: Everyone's Not 'Falling Over Themselves' To Back Gay Marriage

WASHINGTON -- The way Chief Justice John Roberts sees it, gay rights advocates have it pretty easy.<p>Referring to the "sea change" in public opinion about gay marriage, Roberts said during oral arguments on Wednesday in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case that politicians were "falling over …

Reluctant Justices May Be Forced To Make History

Now and then, an issue before the U.S. Supreme Court changes the course of the nation's political history — whether the justices like it or not.<p>It's happening again with gay marriage. This week the court heard oral arguments in two key cases. One could restore legal same-sex marriage in California; …

These Major Brands DON'T Want To Be Associated With The Gay Marriage Movement

Three major companies asked to distance themselves from the gay marriage campaign.<p>While many brands have publicized marriage equality movement, a Tumblr called Brand Equality" has added various company logos to the Human Rights Campaign's viral red "equals sign" symbol.<p>Knowing that brands and their …

Red Equal Sign Parodies: The Funniest Takes On The Human Rights Campaign's Red Equal Sign So Far (PICTURES)

This week's Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage rights are no laughing matter, but as soon as everyone started changing their Facebook profile photo to the Human Rights Campaign's red equal sign, we knew the parodies would be here in no time.<p>Perhaps it was due to the fact that no one can …

NY1 'The Call' Viewer Calls For Gays To Be Beheaded

A Staten Island resident stunned the host of New York 1 program "The Call" by suggesting that gays should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law.<p>Identifying himself as Chris from Willowbrook, N.Y., the caller noted, "I'm Muslim and I believe 110 percent in Sharia law. Sharia law needs to be …

NASA Heads Back to the Moon, This Time With Robots and Laser-Powered Space Internet

Elon Musk wants us to go to Mars, which sounds cool and scary. Meantime, NASA is headed back to the moon.<p>Last night, the U.S. space agency sent up …

Check Out Elon Musk's Crazy Gesture-Controlled Rocket-Designing Machine

Spin your hands, and the rocket spins, too. In 3-D.<p>After promising on Twitter recently to show off an <i>Iron Man</i>-style 3-D interface for designing rocket engines, SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder/billionaire smart dude Elon Musk made good on his promise by releasing this video showing the setup.<p>The …

Spot Exoplanets With Your Home Telescope, Using Free NASA Software

The new software measures varying light phenomena, accounting for distortions from the Earth's atmosphere and any stray clouds.<p>Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right?<p>NASA is releasing, for free, a bit of software that allows those with telescopes to detect planets …