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A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

Human Rights

How to sharpen (and hone) your knives to get ready for holiday cooking

Don't lie to me. Look me in the eyes, and tell me the truth: Who was president the last time you sharpened your knives? One of the Bushes? Harry Truman? Even if it was Barack Obama, I'll bet it was long ago enough that your blades could use a little powder on their noses, if you know what I</b> …

Putin pulls out his latest bag of tricks

While the US and now Germany contemplate just how much influence Russia can wield over their electoral systems and media, Fiona Clark looks at how …

God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks

As far as I can discover from interviews and from books, there are at least 21 reasons smart people find God unconvincing. Here are the 21 reasons, explained:<p><b>1. God as an old white man in the sky is unconvincing</b><p>Depictions of God as a humanoid (this is called 'anthropo-morphism' = in human form) …

Faith

30 gifts for your cat, even if they're an assh*le

They may be little monsters sometimes, they may ignore your calls and wake you up at the crack of dawn because they want food even though they have …

How DEA Informers Sparked a Massacre in Mexico

As the Zetas hunted for witnesses, they slaughtered anyone who had the wrong last name.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico — Across the border from Texas in the state of …

No, it’s not paranoid to cover your webcam with tape: Seven easy steps for protecting your digital life

There are more reasons than ever to understand how to protect your personal information.<p>Major hacks seem ever more frequent. Investigators believe …

Information Systems

Start Rolling Your Blunts: Now We Know How Your Cells Get You High

"Suddenly we've been given the design of the building."<p>Put down that joint for a second and ask yourself, how do you actually get high?<p>Scientists finally understand one more key part of the process. A new study in the journal <i>Cell</i> recently laid out the structure of the CB1 cell receptor, which binds …

Celebrate National Cat Day With These Record-Setting Felines

They're each purr-fect in their own way.<p>Saturday can only be described as “cataclysmic.”<p>That’s because Oct. 29 is National Cat Day, an annual event when cat people take a moment for fussing over their felines in order to celebrate that most enigmatic of domestic companions.<p>To a cat lover, every …

Did Putin plant the holiday jet bomb that killed 224 Russians? Ex-KGB agent claims this dossier proves the Kremlin orchestrated the atrocity to justify waging war on Syria

On a sultry night at Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East, events were much the same as any evening. …

Russia

China Is Buying Giant Attack Hovercraft From Russia

The "Bison" is as big and fast as it sounds.<p>China has received its second Zubr ("Bison") class hovercraft from Russia. Fast, armed and capable of carrying an invasion force, thesed hovercraft give China the ability to land troops on nearby islands and islets, including those in the East China Sea, …

China is about to pass an anti-terrorism law that requires tech companies to hand over sensitive information

The draft law, which could require technology firms to install "back doors" in products or hand over sensitive information such as encryption keys to the government, has also been criticized by some Western business groups.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama has said that he had raised concern about the …

Communist Party

Vladimir Putin calendar with president in different pose each month goes on sale in Russia

A Putin-inspired perfume called Leaders Number One has also just got on sale as Russian enthusiasm for the President's image reaches new heights<p>Russians will get the chance to wake up to President Vladimir Putin's wise words and smiling face each day in 2016, thanks to a new calendar for sale in …

Russia issues international arrest warrant for Putin critic Khodorkovsky

Former oil tycoon says order to have him arrested in absentia over alleged murders shows that Russian authorities have ‘gone mad’<p>Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for Mikhail Khodorkovsky as Moscow ramped up the pressure on the leading critic of Vladimir Putin.<p>Earlier this month the …

What You Should Know About That Top-Secret U.S. Nuclear Hit List

The recently declassified top-secret U.S. military document that was published on Tuesday by the National Security Archive at the George Washington …

Khodorkovsky: 'There will be regime change in Russia'

The former Russian oligarch, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has dismissed as "politically motivated" an arrest warrant issued against him over a murder 20 years ago.<p>Russian police accuse the former head of the now bankrupt Yukos oil company of ordering the killing of the mayor of a Siberian town.<p>Mr …

Russia

Russian Airstrikes in Syria May Amount to War Crimes: Amnesty

BEIRUT — A human rights watchdog on Wednesday accused Russia of using cluster munitions and unguided bombs on civilian areas in Syria in attacks that it says have killed hundreds of people in the past few months.<p>The report by Amnesty International said there has been a surge in reports of cluster …

Who Is Murdering Russian Journalists?

When it comes to Russian politics, Donald Trump is a useful idiot.<p>There is powerful evidence that Vladimir Putin is guilty of the murder of …

Russia

Colombia just legalized medical marijuana

In a nationally televised address, Santos announced it would be fully legal to grow, process, import and export cannabis and its derivatives for medical and scientific use.<p>"This decree allows licenses to be granted for the possession of seeds, cannabis plants and marijuana," he said from the …

A UN resolution on Syria is shattered — and Russia is to blame

The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday demanding that "all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects" as well as "any indiscriminate use of weapons, including through shelling and aerial bombardment."<p>Less than 48 hours later, Russian …

Middle East

Here's A Ridiculously Long List Of Places The U.S. Wanted To Nuke In 1959

The plan includes dropping hydrogen bombs on a ton of Soviet airbases and some smaller nuclear weapons on civilian populations.

The complicated reality behind Trump’s claim that there’s no proof Putin had journalists killed

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>In recent weeks, the unlikely camaraderie between Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised eyebrows among many commentators. On Friday, Trump pushed his support for Putin even further, apparently endorsing the violence …

Russia

Congress Extends 'Ceasefire' On Medical Marijuana, but Can They Clear the Smoke?

President Obama extended a federal “cease fire” in the 20-year war on state medical cannabis programs on Friday evening, when he signed theFY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill. The bill contains the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment which prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state …

Vladimir Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'

West is 'working to prevent the recreation of the USSR', Russian president says in documentary - but claims that is not what Moscow doing<p>Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, but "nobody wants to believe it", Vladimir Putin has said.<p>The Russian president accused European leaders of confusing …

Pharma boss Martin Shkreli's Twitter account has been hacked

It hasn’t been a good week for former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli. After being arrested for securities fraud a few days ago, Shkreli says his Twitter account, as well as email and mobile phone accounts have been hacked.<p>One of the latest tweets from Shkreli’s account reads, “I am now a god,” and his …

Martin Shkreli

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account - PCMag Australia

Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to …

Inside Putin’s Cold War with Turkey

As the rhetoric escalates, both sides are suffering.<p>ISTANBUL—in a favorite Russian corner of old Istanbul, Laleli, the streets and stores are eerily …