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TunnelBear, A Simple VPN App For Secure Internet Access

TunnelBear is a simple VPN app that provides users with a more secure, encrypted internet connection and, as <i>LifeHacker</i> points out, can be used to …

'After the wedding, fear set in': a Yemeni child bride's story

Ask Noora Al Shami about her wedding day and she remembers the childish delight of an 11-year-old girl playing at being an adult. She was thrilled at friends and family gathering for a three-day party in the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah, 140 miles west of the capital city of Sana'a.<p>There were …

Project Guardian: making public transport safer for women

A week-long police crackdown leads to 15 arrests for sexual offences on public transport in London. How else can we encourage more victims to report abuse?<p>A multi-agency operation designed to crack down on sexual offences on London's public transport has resulted in 15 arrests in a single week.<p>The …

Shape has taste! Why rounding the chunks in a bar of of Cadbury Dairy Milk may have made it taste sweeter http://t.gu.com/ppAJP

Women in trousers: fiction's sartorial trailblazers: http://t.gu.com/pqwNB?CMP=OTCNETTXT8115 From Agatha Christie to Bridget Jones women wearing trousers has been a developing story in the world of fiction. Who were the pioneers of the pant?

This list will help you find the best TV shows on Netflix

This is cool: IMDB user Pacey7 has been maintaining a list of pretty much every TV show available on Netflix. (s NFLX) And since it’s available on …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Messier 74, a spiral galaxy with well-defined whirling arms, seems stunning enough. However, this image contains another amazing sight: a Type II supernova named SN2013ej, visible as the brightest star at the bottom left of the image. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/bcpx SN2013ej represents the third supernova spotted in Messier 74 since the turn of the millennium, first reported on July 25, 2013 by the KAIT telescope team in California.

Space Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

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Newly Discovered Pink Exoplanet on the Lighter Side

Researchers imaged this planet around a sun-like star, but its origins remain a mystery.<p><b>There is a pink exoplanet circling a star very much like our own, 57 light-years away from Earth. But its origins are a mystery.</b><p>In a new study announcing the magenta gas giant, researchers were able to directly …

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Photo: Galaxy Crash Revealed First Time in X-Rays

<b>For the first time astronomers have been able to peer into the heart of a galaxy 60 million light years from Earth and observe, via x-rays, the remnants of a titanic collision between a long dead dwarf galaxy and much larger galaxy.</b><p>Astronomers have seen many examples across the universe of galactic …

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Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

The Guardian's David Marsh writing on the Mind Your Language blog: If you can't use an apostrophe, you don't know your shit http://t.gu.com/nZ5mW Photo: Tesco reveals that it doesn't know, or doesn't care, about the apostrophe. Credit: David Marsh

"We’ve had bears chase workers across the lease and too many cases of people coming very close to getting seriously hurt or killed. But it’s not all bad." Tyson Cornfield tells us what it's like to work on a Canadian oil rig. He'll answer questions today from 2pm-4pm ET/7pm-9pm BST: http://trib.al/mu7zNB4 (Photo: Tyson Cornfield)

Are these the ten cutest cats on the internet?

Cute cats. It’s surely what the internet was first conceived for – and pictures of adorable felines is what seemingly drives 99.9% of all social …

How We Remember To Remember

The way our brain handles remembering to remember something, called prospective memory, has been somewhat of a mystery to scientists, until now.<p>"Remind me not to forget…" I often say to my roommate. My phone charger. The sandwich I made to take to work. The bill I need to put in the mail.<p>The way …

How Did a Decapitated Snake Bite Itself?

Wildlife<p><b>They say karma comes back to bite you in the butt. For the wild copperhead snake in the above YouTube video, it wasn’t karma that bit his behind. It was his own decapitated head.</b><p>The video uploaded Tuesday shows a severed copperhead snake head resting idly next to its slithering, beheaded …

Current Obsessions: Summer Camp

Just as Michelle returned from her Catalonian adventure, Erin skipped out for the Oregon coast. Want to come over and see our vacation slide …

Landscaping

Laidback Summer Style: 10 Perfect Porches

By this point in the summer, I wish I could pass every day kicked back in the shade on a porch. Here are ten porches where you can get the best of …

Important Things You MUST Know Before Ordering Fish

If, when you go out for dinner, you like to order fish (and there are lots of good-health reasons to do so!), you're going to want to pay attention to this.<p><i>Prevention</i> revealed that a recent study found that 55 percent of fish from sushi restaurants in California were mislabeled as the wrong …

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Toolbox for the International Space Station

Tim Peake, a British astronaut, will work on the International Space Station in 2015. He took pictures of a five-drawer toolbox on the ISS. You can …

24 Cats Who Are Celebrating Shark Week

It's a bad week to be a seal, but a great week to be a cat who loves sharks.

10 Ways to Organize Your Home, Just In Time For Back-To-School

Now that the summer is almost over it is time for families to start thinking about back to school ideas for their fall home. While many parents think …