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More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

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In the Lumber Section at a Home Depot in Salt Lake City

Things are changing. Watch the video after the jump. You’ll be glad you did.

How Labor Day was hijacked: 5 reminders of the day’s real purpose

<b>(Kzenon via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Yes, plenty of holidays amount to just days off and barbecues. But this one has become particularly corrupted<p>David Sirota<p>September 2, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Though national holidays are too often treated as cheap rationales for carefree days off, most still involve some …

Just Shut Up

<b>Let me be more</b> precise. Just shut your fking piehole. Forever. You useless walking, bloodstained pile of casual death.<p>Lieberman said that he would urge lawmakers -- including his "amigos," Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) -- to approve an action in Syria. "I'm sure that our …

With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Obama's Approval Rating Plummets To Its Lowest Point Ever, And Syria Is To Blame

And huge drops in his foreign policy approval combined with poor marks for handling the situation in Syria are to blame.<p>Obama's overall approval rating stands at 44%. The only other time it has been that low in the NBC survey came at the end of 2011, after a bruising debt ceiling fight with …

Welfare Can Pay More Than That Entry-Level Job

Wel­fare pro­grams pay more than min­im­um wage in 35 states.<p>That’s ac­cord­ing to a new study re­leased this week by the Cato In­sti­tute, a …

US gun homicides at 20-year low, surveys say

<b>Gun homicides in the United States have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies have found.</b><p>The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%.<p>Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to …

Missouri legislature passes bill to counteract federal gun control laws

The Missouri legislature on Wednesday sent the state governor a bill that would expand gun rights and declare all federal gun regulations unenforceable, in a response to President Barack Obama's push for gun-control legislation.<p>The Republican-led legislature passed the measure in an attempt to …

The News vs. The Newsroom: Can One Report Bring a Network 'to Its Knees'?

Comparing the HBO series' depictions of the investigative reports on "Operation Genoa" and the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi to what really happened<p>How does <i>The Newsroom</i>'s version of news events from last year fit in with the way those events really unfolded in the media? Not always …

Penalise young voters who opt out, says think-tank

First-time voters should be forced to take part in elections and fined if they refuse to cast a ballot, a think-tank has recommended.<p>Compulsory first-time voting could overcome the current apathy among young voters and tackle the “inequality” in turnout rates which means older, wealthier people in …

Billions wasted on fruitless bid to create paperless vet health records

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent at least $1.3 billion during the last four years trying unsuccessfully to develop a single electronic health-records system between the two departments — leaving veterans’ disability claims piling up in paper files, a News21 …

NSA Hacked The UN By Cracking Its Internal Video-Conferencing System

German publication Der Spiegel is reporting (via Google Translate) that the NSA successfully hacked the United Nations.<p>The agency apparently cracked the encryption code needed for the organization’s internal videoconferencing calls, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, which also show …

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Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Morgan 'Mg' Palmer

Obama Does Not Support Changes To Medical Marijuana Laws 'At This Point,' White House Says

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does not support changes to the legal classification of marijuana, the White House said Wednesday, despite growing evidence of its medical benefits.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked for the second day in a row if CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay …

"Fair and Balanced"

“Fair and Balanced”: Fox News and Fox Business Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / August 19, 2013<p>One downside to a world dominated by social media is …

Timelapse of the Moon rising. Made by Dan... - Exploring Space

Guardian told to destroy NSA files for national security, says Clegg

Nick Clegg has endorsed the government's decision to ask the Guardian to destroy leaked secret NSA documents on the grounds that Britain would face a "serious threat to national security" if they reached the "wrong hands".<p>In a statement, a spokesman for the deputy prime minister gave the first …

NSA has access to 75 percent of US Internet traffic, says WSJ

The large former monitoring base of the U.S. intelligence organization National Security Agency (NSA) in Bad Aibling south of Munich. Michaela Rehle<p>The National Security Agency's surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 percent of all U.S. Internet communications in the hunt for …