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UK police on highest ever terror alert after Belgian arrests

Threat against police raised to severe – fourth highest of five levels – and patrols of Jewish communities to be stepped up<p>Police across Britain have been put on high alert and warned that they may be targeted in terror attacks following the foiled assault on officers in Belgium this week by …

Extremism

Samsung NX500 Design and Specs Revealed Through Leaked Graphic

Samsung is rumored to have a new NX500 mirrorless camera up its sleeve. We now have a better idea of what the camera will look and be like thanks to …

Phones

Saracens are evolving rugby union by standing still

Like them or loathe them, Sarries are always innovating as their decoy tactics against London Irish proved, and they will need every ounce of that nous against Munster<p>Never backward in coming forward, Saracens love an innovation. They have a sign by their new 4G plastic pitch that asks fans and …

Saracens

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Elegant Photos of a Dancer Flinging White Powder

Photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte of Brussels, Belgium was recently tasked with shooting a series of photos for a coffee creamer company. They ended up …

15 Creative Long Exposures Capture a World Unseen

Firefly trails. Fireworks that look like balloons. These are just some of the long exposure photos we've seen over the years that opened us up to a whole new world. Today we're taking a look at 15 photos that took long exposure to a whole new level. These photos captured movement unseen by the …

Photography

Using Previsualization to Create Remarkable Photographs

Your first shots in your photographic journey were probably taken because you had the camera in your hand and the scene in front of you looked great. …

Two Towers In New York City Are Battling To Be The 'Tallest Apartment Building' In The World

This will also make the building 24 feet taller than the city's current tallest residential tower, 432 Park, which topped out at 1,396 feet last October.<p>Crain's found city records' documents that show the future tower's new height. The super-skinny skyscraper will now have a "crown" that will push …

Skyscrapers

New Samsung fingerprint scanners may be more like Apple Touch ID

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kif Leswing/Gigaom<p>Samsung has been including fingerprint scanners inside the home button on its high-end devices since …

Apple Pay

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

Troubled Steve Jobs movie starts filming at last

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography (aka the new one that doesn't star Ashton Kutcher) has been fraught with difficulties, but by the looks of it, filming has finally begun. Last Friday, <i>CNET</i> caught a glimpse of the film crew prepping the garage at Jobs' old home, …

"Amor Vincit Omnia” - love conquers everything final exit from the #hautecouture #springsummer15 collection.

'Like A Girl,' Budweiser's Lost Puppy Compete For Best Super Bowl Commercial, But Ad Watchers Are Split

The New England Patriots may have won Super Bowl XLIX Sunday night, but who won for best commercial? It depends somewhat on whom you ask, but the …

Philip Hammond on Twitter: "New UK/Aus agreement to share diplomatic facilities during major crises. Builds on support to Aus during #MH17 crisis http://t.co/sdewKzCXLT"

Cycling

The Postmodern Autocrat's Handbook

The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision. The old model of remote tyrants inflicting arbitrary, often eccentric, edicts on their …

Geopolitics

Bürma’s Heavy Mëtal Revölution

Decades of military rule may have been slightly relaxed in Burma, but many hurdles remain in place.<p>YANGON, Burma — This commercial capital might be a …

US won't return Guantanamo to improve ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday ruled out handing over the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, rejecting a central demand of Cuban President Raul Castro for restoring normal relations between the two countries.<p>Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, also …

Cuba

Pollution Kills Far More People Than Malaria Or Ebola In The Developing World

Electronic waste dumps and old factories are especially dangerous in places that don’t have the resources to keep them cleaned up.<p>Diseases like ebola, HIV, and malaria rightly get a lot of a headlines, because they can kill millions of people very quickly. But there’s another problem that affects …

Ed Miliband Tells 'Lecturing' Boots Boss Stefano Pessina To Pay His Taxes

Ed Miliband has fought back after Monaco-based Boots boss Stefano Pessina said Labour's policy platform would be a "catastrophe" for the …

Ed Miliband

The New Democratic Obstructionists

After years of complaining about Republican filibusters, Harry Reid's troops took their first turn as the blocking party in the Senate.<p>Who are the obstructionists now? For nearly five years, Democrats in Congress denounced the GOP as "the party of no" for routinely using the Senate's filibuster …

Homeland Security
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Research criticising 1980s fat guidelines misguided, say scientists

Scientists say paper questioning 1983 advice that urged people to avoid eating fatty foods is potentially dangerous<p>Scientists have poured cold water on new research questioning dietary advice issued 30 years ago urging people to avoid eating fatty foods such as butter and cheese.<p>The guidelines, …

Nutrition

Bollywood’s eternal romance with Kashmir lives on

To encourage Bollywood’s return to the Valley, the state government has been extending all possible help to film units during their stay in …

Armchair killers: life as a drone pilot

In the film Good Kill, Ethan Hawke plays a drone pilot troubled by his work. What's it really like to take a life from thousands of miles away with the push of a button?<p><b>Its nickname is Predator Porn</b>, and John Reed used to watch it 12 hours a day. Sometimes it was horrific, sometimes it was life …

Drones

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Genetics