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Leaked Snowden documents detail NSA's plans for 'millions' of malware attacks

Over the past months, leaked documents from the NSA, GCHQ, and other agencies have shed light on efforts to dramatically scale the process of putting malware on targets' computers. At <i>The Intercept</i>, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher have published more details about how these programs work, and …

Australia to spend £1.6bn on drone fleet to protect borders

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott gives green light to purchase of multiple Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol nation's borders, monitor energy infrastructure and guard against illegal immigration<p>Australia announced plans on Thursday for a fleet of giant hi-tech unmanned drones to help …

US President Obama pledges to 'stand with Ukraine'

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One Year Later, 'A Pope For All' Keeps Catholics Guessing

A year ago today, the world's 1.2 billion Catholics got their first Jesuit pope and the first from the global south. Taking the name Francis, he soon became one of the world's most popular newsmakers.<p>Following two doctrinally conservative leaders, the Argentine-born pope's pastoral approach has …

Google Wallet just got more convenient — it now tracks your online orders

Google is hard at work on its Wallet app, and it just added a new feature: tracking your online purchases and order shipments right inside the app.<p>The feature lets Wallet pull receipts sent to your Gmail account into the Wallet app. Google is also working with package carriers so that when an …

Do Small Satellites Make For More Space Junk?

It depends on how they're deployed.<p>Over the past 15 years, we've been sprinkling space with eensy satellites. Universities, startups and national space programs have all launched fit-in-your-hand satellites that, variously, study life in space, flash Morse code and snap smartphone photos. This …

Statins have virtually no side-effects, study finds

Researchers at Imperial College find that chance of experiencing nausea and fatigue were slightly less among people taking statins than for control groups given placebo<p>Statins have virtually no side effects, with users experiencing fewer adverse symptoms than if they had taken a placebo, a major …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery

Stephan Drake was halfway down a backcountry ski run in Alaska last March, filming with Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia, when he aired over a steep spine onto an unexpected wind crust. The snow grabbed his right ski and Drake felt the unmistakable <i>snap!</i> of his knee ripping apart as he rolled …

Simulating how the Earth kick-started metabolism

Fuel cells in cars generate electrical energy by reacting fuels and oxidants. This is an example of a 'redox reaction', as one molecule loses …

When Disaster Strikes, This Bike Generator Will Give Me Power [Video]

Pedaling consistently churned out about 150 watts.<p>Copper wire ties modern civilization together, but it is fragile thread. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy bathed miles of the electrical conductor in saltwater, severing my Brooklyn neighborhood from the grid. Lower Manhattan—a dense concentration of …

GAME OF THRONES Will End After Seven Seasons

Discussion: Do You Trade-in Games?

Roughly a decade ago, back when I was a wee lad, I didn’t have a steady job to provide me with disposable income. For someone as invested in gaming …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …