Suzanne Spence

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Today is a blue moon: What does that really mean, anyway?

Today, people the world over are learning the origins of the expression “once in a blue moon.”<p>That’s because the second full moon in a month, known as a “blue moon,” will be appearing in the Americas this evening (a little after 8pm ET, although technically it already revealed itself at 6:43am …

Astronomy

Battleship beast: colossal dinosaur skeleton found in southern Patagonia

Dreadnoughtus schrani unearthed in Argentina is most complete skeleton of plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in world<p>The spectacular remains of one of the largest beasts ever to walk the planet have been unearthed by fossil hunters in southern Patagonia.<p>The unique haul of bones includes a …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Poison

Snow White totally could have happened<p>A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explores the weird and wonderful world of poisons. Curated by evolutionary biologist Mark Siddall, “The Power of Poison” recreates a Columbian forest filled with deadly natural toxins, delves into the …

Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

TV Series

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

Whistleblower uses first public appearance since surveillance leaks to defend decision and praise states that offered asylum<p>The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an extraordinary meeting …

Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers' phone records

Latest revelation an indication of how Obama administration has opened up hidden world of mass communications surveillance<p>The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret …

Tech firms should be allowed to publish more data on US surveillance

The 'deal' the government offered tech firms to publish limited data is a joke. We need real transparency<p>Following the leaks about NSA surveillance, people demanded information about the scope and scale of the US government's data collection. In response, the administration offered internet …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

First major challenge to NSA's bulk collection of phone records defeated by only 217 votes to 205 in House of Representatives • The full roll call of votes<p>The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

Lon Snowden says his son will be 'treated horribly' if he returns to US and in his place he would stay in Russia<p>The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'<p>• Q&A: submit your questions for our privacy …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'<p>Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the …

Cable consolidation isn’t about TV: It’s about broadband

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user The Consumerist<p>Given the rumors that Comcast (s cmcsa) is talking with regulators to see if it could find …

Televisions

The Cyber Security Arms Race Is About To Go Nuclear

Quantum computers–which use advanced physics to go way faster than computers bogged down in 1s and 0s–are going to blast our passwords out of the water.<p>Cyber security presents a big enough challenge as it is when it’s just your Gmail password and online banking. A whole other underground Internet …

Quantum Mechanics

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at 44,000 ft

SOLAR ECLIPSE AT 44,000 FT<p>Photograph by Ben Cooper | launchphotography.com<p>Recently featured as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, this amazing …