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Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade

To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.<p>The …

Silk Road

3 Incredible New Ways to Wear Braids

This season, everyone's going to be rocking braids. With these stepped-up styles — and a little help from supermodel Nina Agdal — you can stand out from the pack.<p><b>1. A hotter Heidi.</b><p>A sexy new spin on the milkmaid braid, this hybrid combines the best of two worlds: beachy waves and a face-framing …

Pope Francis: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

There are "licit" ways to regulate births that are natural and approved by the Catholic Church, the pope says during his flight from the Philippines<p><b>Pope Francis</b> has said Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting".<p>Speaking to reporters <b>en route</b> …

Kenneth Cole Lifted One of My Photos, And All I Got Was a $500 Gift Card

The year was 2008. I was still a novice with a camera, and the basics of photography were still very unfamiliar to me. I knew what my eyes liked, …

The NSA knew North Korea hacked Sony because it hacked North Korea first

The US government recently took the rare step of directly blaming North Korea for the crippling hack of Sony in retaliation for its satire film, <i>The Interview</i>. But how could it be so sure in the face of doubters, who said another hacking group disguised as North Korea, or a malcontent insider were …

North Korea

The Buenos Aires bomb, the Iranian allegations, and the accusations against Cristina Kirchner

Alberto Nisman, the 51-year-old prosecutor who had spent a decade investigating Argentina's worst ever terrorist attack, has been found dead. But what is the story of the bombings, and 20 years of investigation?<p><b>What happened in 1994?</b><p>In the centre of Buenos Aires, a Renault van packed with over …

Social network founder charged with murder

The co-founder of Plaxo, a social network from the pre-Facebook era, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for killing his ex-wife's new husband.<p>Minh Nguyen, 38, is known for helping launch Plaxo, an online address book and platform for quickly sharing and synchronizing contact …

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

5 Things I'm Not Looking Forward to Explaining to My Future Children Because of the Internet

#sorrynotsorry<p>For the past several years, there has been an album on a friend's Facebook page that prominently stars my aureolas. I have stopped worrying about it, but it definitely (as of today, even) still exists.<p>Let me explain. When I lived in Los Angeles, I used to attend a ladies-only roving …

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Photos of Retired Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Atlantic Ocean

Ever wonder what happens to subway cars after they’re decommissioned? For cars owned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, they’re dropped into the …

Uber CEO Reveals Mind-Boggling New Statistic That Skeptics Will Hate

One of the most commonly invoked takedowns of the ever-increasing and mind-blowing valuation levels the company has achieved — $40 billion at last count— is this:<p>"Investors are valuing Uber as if it's bigger than the whole taxi market!"<p>The implication?<p>Investors are nuts.<p>Well, investors are indeed …

Cheating, or hot air? Brady calls claim Patriots used deflated footballs 'ridiculous'

The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs, a charge star quarterback Tom Brady dismissed as "ridiculous."<p>NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, …