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The New Yorker’s Bert & Ernie Cover Is Fantastic (Even If They’re Not Actually Gay…)

Don’t listen to the naysayers, says Kevin Fallon. The New Yorker’s Bert and Ernie cover is perfect.<p><i>The New Yorker</i>’s just-released cover for next …

The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes from Sopranos, Breaking Bad

In the last 15 years TV has reached new heights of narrative—think The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad—and here are the 10 most essential episodes …

Harry And Cressida Party Till Dawn At Glastonbury

Prince Harry was at the Glastonbury music festival over the weekend with his girlfriend Cressida Bonas.<p>Festival organiser Michael Eavis, 77, told The …

NSA Nutjob: Anatomy of a Fake ‘Observer’ Story

Michael Moynihan on the false NSA cover story The Guardian’s sister publication was forced to pull.<p>For those desiccated journalists old enough to …

Putin Toys With Obama as Syria Burns and Snowden Runs Free

From Snowden to Syria, Russian President Putin does whatever he likes and the West plays to his tune. Garry Kasparov on the pathetic kowtowing to …

‘Naked and Afraid’ Is the Craziest Show on TV—You Just Have to Watch

‘Naked and Afraid’ is a ridiculous TV show. It’s also absolutely riveting, says Kevin Fallon.<p>Two Sundays ago, TV fans and culture bloggers …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

27 Songs For A California State Of Mind

For the days when you need a little extra sunshine.

Bright And Beautiful Blanco House Promises Luxury With Contemporary Glee

Located in the heart of Austin, Texas and conceptualized by James D. LaRue Architects, the <b>Blanco House</b> is a warm and inviting residence that charms …

Tests verify quantum effects in processor - Futurity

USC (US) — Researchers have verified that quantum effects are indeed at play in the …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Just because some say they can, doesn't mean they should. Based on the latest graphics hardware no one should expect great 4K gaming in this next …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

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<i>Full text of a statement released by Edward Snowden through Wikileaks</i><p>Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow<p>Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC<p>One week ago I …

Homeland Security Formalizes End Of Ban On Green Cards For Gay Couples

"[E]ffective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse," Napolitano writes.<p>Department of Homeland Security Secretary …

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Venus is now an "evening star" setting just after the sun.<p>Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the …

Astronomy

China orders children to visit their aging parents

China has put into effect a law requiring grown children to visit their parents, though enforcement seems questionable.<p>BEIJING — China has for centuries prided itself on tight-knit families bound by filial piety, a Confucian concept that requires children to respect and take care of their parents …

Vatican confirms Catholic priest was killed in Syria

<b>A Syrian Roman Catholic priest was killed in northern Syria last month, the Vatican has confirmed.</b><p>A statement said the circumstances of Father Francois Murad's death were "not fully understood", but that it happened on 23 June in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land in Ghassaniya.<p>The …

Middle East

Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …