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The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …

Feeding the Hypebeast, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / October 14, 2013<p>Some people wait in line for phones; others might camp the night for holiday deals or video game releases. For …

Hackers take control of Internet appliances

SAN MATEO, Calif. –The plundering of the Internet of Things has commenced.<p>From a command center in a non-descript high-rise here in the heart of Silicon Valley, security start-up Norse has been gathering shocking evidence of hackers usurping control of Internet-connected appliances, everything from …

A real nuclear deterrent: US, Russia may team up to use weapons against asteroids

When geophysicist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting of U.S. and ex-Soviet nuclear weapons designers in May 1995, he was surprised by how eager the Cold Warriors were to work together against an unlikely but dangerous extraterrestrial threat: asteroids on a collision course with Earth.<p>After Edward …

Divers Recover Presumed Superchunk Of Russian Meteor From Lake Chebarkul

Recovery teams have pulled what could be the largest fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite so far out of the lake it crashed into. A hole six feet wide was left in the ice atop Lake Chebarkul, 50 miles west of the central Russian city after the space rock’s spectacular swoosh through the sky and …

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

Bank of America sees steady but unimpressive earnings growth

<b>The numbers:</b> Bank of America reported today that it saw profits of $2.5 billion in the third quarter, up from just $359 million a year ago. That works out to earnings of $0.20 per share, which looks a lot better than earnings of zero a year ago.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> Hey, it’s better than nothing. BofA’s …

Italy remembers 70th anniversary of roundup of Jews from Rome ghetto

Italy on Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the roundup and deportation of Jews from Rome's ghetto amid turmoil over the late Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke and his Holocaust-denying final statement.<p>Priebke died Friday in Rome, where he was serving a life term for his role in the 1944 …

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UN: press should not be 'intimidated into silence' over state secrets

Two senior UN representatives have warned the British government that the protection of state secrets must not be used as an excuse to "intimidate the press into silence" following the detention of David Miranda under the Terrorism Act.<p>Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of …

In secret, Fisa court contradicted US supreme court on constitutional rights

On Tuesday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) declassified an opinion in which it explained why the government's collection of records of all Americans' phone calls is constitutional, and that if there is a problem with the program, it is a matter of political judgment, not …

Greenwald wants Brazil to give Snowden asylum

The US journalist who broke the first stories about the US National Security Agency's (NSA) global spying programme has asked Brazilian senators to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Glenn Greenwald spoke on Wednesday to senators investigating reports about US, British and Canadian spying on …