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This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Rats Show Regret After Wrong Choices, Scientists Say

Researchers studied brain areas involved in decision making, evaluating outcomes.<p>Could've, should've, would've. Everyone has made the wrong choice at some point in life and suffered regret because of it. Now a new study shows we're not alone in our reaction to incorrect decisions. Rats too can feel …

Massive manhunt under way for Quebec inmates who escaped using helicopter

It took less than a minute.<p>A helicopter descended out of the evening sky into the middle of a prison yard. Three inmates jumped aboard and before anyone could stop it, the helicopter was airborne again, last seen taking the escapees somewhere to the west of the Quebec provincial prison in …

Elon Musk: Ford Is 'Killing Sex'

Even in the dry world of trademark enforcement, sometimes jokes just write themselves.<p>At Tuesday’s Tesla shareholders meeting, Elon Musk joked that Ford is “killing sex.” But Tesla’s billionaire founder and CEO didn’t mean the Detroit automobile behemoth is literally putting a halt to lovemaking. …

Utah’s first same-sex married couple: A weight has been lifted from our heart

On December 21, Judge Shelby struck down Utah’s Amendment 3. Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson wasted no time<p>On Friday, Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson of Salt Lake City became the first gay couple in Utah history to get a marriage license. They spoke with Religion Dispatches Saturday …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

The NSA's Hugely Expensive Utah Data Center Has Major Electrical Problems And Basically Isn't Working

Well, this is good news for those with privacy concerns about the NSA and terrible news for those concerned about government spending. The National Security Agency’s new billion-dollar-plus data center in Bluffdale, Utah was supposed to go online in September, but the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan …

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

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Eric Schlosser: What the government doesn’t want you to know about nukes

The author on the disturbing similarities between nuclear near-misses, fast food and pot<p>"I’m trying to share important information that powerful bureaucratic systems don’t want the public to know," says journalist Eric Schlosser. The author of "Fast Food Nation" and "Reefer Madness," Schlosser is …

People make the same basic investment decisions as monkeys, scientists find

Believe it or not, primates may have invisible hands as well as opposable thumbs. New research published this month (registration required) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and reported at Phys.org, suggests that monkeys can be rational economic actors, just …

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The World's Spookiest Weapons

Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years<p>Atom bombs are just the beginning. In the last half-century, the greatest military minds on Earth have developed an arsenal of weapons to make mutually assured …

Ku Klux Klan: Our neighborhood watch program is “not racist”

The racist organization has been recruiting Missouri residents by leaving fliers in their yards<p>Aside from a jury duty notice, a bag of burning feces or maybe an Amway salesman, the last thing anyone wants to find on their doorstep is an invitation from the Ku Klux Klan. So imagine the horror of …

Halliburton admits destroying Gulf oil spill evidence

Company will plead guilty to a criminal charge in Deepwater Horizon disaster.<p>Halliburton has admitted destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and will plead guilty to a criminal charge, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Under the plea agreement, …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

White House petition backs direct sales of Tesla cars

None of Tesla's all-electric vehicles are sold in car dealerships, which could be a problem in states that are looking to ban auto manufacturers from selling directly to customers.<p>A Tesla fan is asking the White House for help. He wants the federal government to stop states from requiring that cars …

Wealthy people more likely to get pain meds in ER - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — Emergency room patients may be less likely to receive opioid pain …

A Handy Guide To Google's Project Loon

No one can accuse Google of not thinking big. Project Loon, Google’s audacious “moonshot” vision to bring mobile Internet connectivity to the billions without – via balloons – is one of the company’s biggest ideas ever. It’s madness, but it just might work.<p>Considering the uniqueness of the idea, …

Gene makes heart stronger without exercise - Futurity

CASE WESTERN RESERVE (US) — A single gene that suppresses breast cancer also makes hearts …

Minuum, The Super Simple Software Keyboard, Launches Android Beta Today

Toronto-based Whirlscape attracted plenty of attention when it first debuted its innovative Minuum software keyboard, and sought funding for the project on Indiegogo. Now, the project is moving forward with the launch of the Minuum keyboard beta app for Android, which will give Indiegogo supporters …

The 'Drug Bless America' Infographic Will Convince You That The Drug War Is A Catastrophic Failure

The U.S. war on drugs, which began in 1971, has been an utter disaster and is ultimately unwinnable.<p>In the last decade alone, cartels have conquered Mexico and infiltrated so deeply into the U.S. that in February Sinaloa kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was named Chicago's first Public Enemy No.1 …

Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research into potentially important medicinal uses, leading scientists argued on Wednesday.<p>The British government's former chief drugs …

8th Grader Arrested Over NRA T-Shirt Argument Now Faces A Year in Jail

The West Virginia eight-grader arrested and suspended over his National Rifle Association T-shirt with an image of a firearm is now facing a $500 fine and a year in jail.<p>A judge is allowing prosecutors to move forward with charging Jared Marcum, 14, with obstructing an officer, WOWK-TV …

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …

Ambien Can Improve Your Recall, But Only For Unhappy Memories

A new study finds that the sleeping pill enhances your ability to consolidate negative emotional memories as you snooze.<p>If you're having a rough day, popping a sleeping pill and hitting the sack could be the worst thing you could do--it could help you recall bad memories even better than usual. …