Susan Svetlik

34 Added | 4 Magazines | @ssvetlik | Keep up with Susan Svetlik on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Susan Svetlik”

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Deadly Tornadoes in Pictures

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Why did Healthcare.gov's source code mysteriously vanish from public view?

The site's front-end code is no longer available at Github<p>One of the few trouble-free areas on Healthcare.gov is the site's front end — the information pages where visitors can learn about health plans available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In contrast to the glitchy backend systems that …

Think twice before you send: This app can save Snapchats forever

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Sending pictures and videos on Snapchat just got a whole lot riskier. Business Insider happened upon a new app called SnapHack …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Police Groups Furiously Protest Eric Holder's Marijuana Policy Announcement

WASHINGTON -- A broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has failed to reduce drug use doesn't want to give up the fight.<p>Organizations that include sheriffs, narcotics officers and big-city police chiefs …

Senator Wyden: the US could become an irreversible surveillance state

Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR) offered a grim outlook on civil liberties today in a speech at the Center for American Progress, warning US citizens that they will "live to regret" inaction on surveillance reform. Wyden, one of the leading Congressional critics of domestic spying programs, railed against …

Edward Snowden granted asylum in Russia, US 'extremely disappointed'

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked details of the government's PRISM surveillance program, has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for the first time in over a month, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Snowden's lawyer says that the …

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

Give Manning and Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize

If the Nobel committee had any guts, it would honor America’s leakers and deliver a smackdown to the security state<p>In an op-ed for the Guardian earlier this summer, Máiread Corrigan Maguire, an Irish activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 and has devoted her life to working for peace in …

Hawaii Flies Its Homeless Away and Other Ideas from the Fringe

<b>Hawaii: Combating Homelessness With One-Way Tickets to the Mainland</b><p>Hawaii has a serious homelessness problem--so now it wants to pass that problem …