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Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

What If China Hacks the NSA's Massive Data Trove?

The danger of creating data sets that would permit a foreign government or non-state actor to wreak havoc on Americans.<p>Reuters<p>Bradley Manning proved that massive amounts of the government's most secret data was vulnerable to being dumped on the open Internet. A single individual achieved that …

Red squirrels Give Birth to Fast-Growers If They Hear Crowds

As parents, we set our children up for life’s challenges by feeding them, caring for their health, and sending them to school. Many animals also provide for their young, and some do it in inadvertent and surprising ways.<p>Take the red squirrel. The first year of this cute creature’s life is marked by …

Assad’s Unlikely Allies: Who In The West Is Supporting The Maligned Syrian Dictator, And Why

Two years ago, when the Arab Spring was still freshly sprung and the promise of democracy in the Middle East was tantalizingly close, the world fell …

NYPD To Pay More Than $360,000 For Destructive Raid On Occupy

A New York City court has ruled that the city shall pay $366,700 for a destructive raid on Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment.<p>Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to evict protestors — some of whom had camped there for almost two months — from …

Estee Lauder heir donates $1bn worth of cubist art to Metropolitan Museum of Arts

Cosmetics heir and art collector Leonard A. Lauder has donated his collection of 78 Cubist works valued at more than a $1 billion to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Arts.<p>The collection, which consists of 33 works by Picasso, 17 by Braque, 14 by Gris and 14 by Leger, was amassed over 37 years and …

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Bridie Jackson and the Arbour - Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Winners 2013

Last night sometime around 7pm Breaking More Waves tweeted from a Somerset working mens club the following words: “Just fallen in love with the …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …