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Afghanistan Releases 65 Prisoners, Angering U.S.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Afghanistan has released 65 prisoners in a step towards shuttering a former military prison Afghan …

Advertised Hard-Drive Space Vs. Actual Hard Drive Space

If you’ve ever bought a laptop, smartphone or tablet, you’ve likely been more than a little perturbed at the usable baked-in storage space compared to what you <i>thought</i> you were getting. Remember the furor around Microsoft’s Surface Pro 64GB tablet that shipped with a mere 23GB of actual usable …

Every Big Movie Keeps Showing Us This Same Scene Over And Over Again

More and more movies are following this same rule of thumb and we're falling for it.<p><b>Here's how the setup goes:</b> Somewhere early in the film, the bad guy is caught. This is usually on purpose, a larger part of their master plan. The villain is then imprisoned in a holding cell (usually made of …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …

Typhoon Haiyan: death toll could reach 10,000

Fears 10,000 people have perished in one province alone after one of the strongest storms on record<p>The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people after the extend of massive devastation became apparent and …

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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage

In June 2008, Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 at the time and recently married to Jessica, who was just 21.<p>Villarreal suffered third-degree burns over most of his face and body and was very severely …

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Retired Catholic priest officiates midnight vows for gay couples in New Jersey

“I am just very grateful that the state has recognized the equality of all people,” said Rev. Thomas Pivinski<p>New Jersey's new marriage equality law went into effect just after 12 a.m. on Monday, and dozens of couples across the state marked the historic shift by exchanging midnight vows.<p>Three …

Three Reasons Why The Website Problems Could Become A Total Disaster For Obamacare

The website, where residents of 36 states are supposed to be able to buy the health plans offered under the Affordable Care Act, has both frontend and backend problems. Anecdotal evidence suggests few consumers are successfully using it to buy health plans.<p>The White House has been trying to signal …

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón says he knew of film's scientific flaws

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón revealed he was aware of his film's scientific inaccuracies from an early stage, but had decided to drop scenes explaining them away from an early draft as he felt they were "irrelevant".<p>The Mexican film-maker was responding to a string of tweets from astrophysicist …

Ben Whishaw wanted for Freddie Mercury movie, says Roger Taylor

James Bond star Ben Whishaw is Queen's choice to play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic, according to the band's drummer Roger Taylor.<p>Speaking on the BBC's One Show, Taylor remarked that the actor the band would prefer had the initials "BW", and when asked if that meant Whishaw, he replied: …

Feinstein pens love letter to NSA mass surveillance

The Senate Intelligence Committee chair defends government hoarding of call data as necessary to “connect dots”<p>In a USA Today Op-Ed, Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reiterated her support for the NSA's mass surveillance of communications.<p>The senator, who has faced …

Food stamp benefits will be cut just before the holidays

And additional cuts to SNAP may soon be on the way as families continue to struggle to keep food on the table<p>A recession-era increase in food stamp benefits is set to expire Nov. 1, leaving millions of families struggling to keep food on the table as the holidays approach. And that may not be the …

French serial killer Emile Louis dies aged 79

Notorious French serial killer, Emile Louis, has died at the age of 79<p>Emile Louis, a bus driver who became one of France’s most notorious serial killers after murdering seven young women, many with severe learning difficulties, has died in in a secure hospital in Nancy aged 79, his lawyer said.<p>Mr …

18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

US government shutdown: Congress in disarray as deal collapses

Republicans in the House of Representatives pushed the US economy to the brink on Tuesday night when they turned against a proposal by their party leadership that would have reopened the government and lifted the debt ceiling, just over 24 hours before the country’s borrowing limit expires.<p>The …

The Week in Review: Magazines for Nobel Laureate Wannabes

Inside Flipboard / October 11, 2013<p>It’s been a big week for a select few of the world’s leading scientists and artists as the recipients of the 2013 …

Drunk Dial Congress website thrives as government shutdown drags on

"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."<p>This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect frustrated citizens and furloughed employees with a random member of Congress.<p>Enter your phone number on the website …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

Senators seek to end US government shutdown and avoid default

Two senior senators have taken on the fraught process of finding a congressional deal to reopen the US government and raise the country's borrowing limit, just four days before the Treasury is scheduled to run out of money.<p>The Democratic Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, and his Republican …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

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This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …