A couple months before, I'd eaten nothing but a food replacement cocktail for 30 days straight. So I'd been especially looking forward to this feast, since Thanksgiving is the polar opposite of Soylent, both physically and philosophically.
Since Edward Snowden's disclosures about widespread NSA surveillance, Americans and people everywhere have been presented with a digital variation on an old analog threat: the erosion of freedoms and privacy in exchange, presumably, for safety and securit…
You might think of Thanksgiving and Christmas as times of over-indulgence, but there's one area in which people seem to exercise more self-restraint than usual: Online porn. Studies say that porn traffic drops dramatically during the holidays.
Lax management and lack of departmental coordination are precisely what landed police in Brunswick, Georgia, the Justice Department money to buy its drone without any of the pesky oversight or requisite approvals.
When the man in the rubber mask appeared on TV screens around Chicago on November 22, 1987, it was a rare event—a broadcast signal intrusion with no clear motive, method, or culprits. It may as well have come from another dimension.
Porn is dated, passe, over. It doesn't have anything to do with reality and its business model is so archaic production companies aren't making money anymore—the internet's moved on, you see, but the industry hasn't. Make Love Not Porn is a website built
If there's anything that can be done with a cell phone, you can count on it being attempted while behind the wheel. According to the AAA, "in distraction-affected crashes, 385 [people] died in crashes in which at least one of the drivers was using a cell
I was amazed when I received an encrypted email at 2 AM one recent October morning, with a photo of Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent, and three other whistleblowers standing shoulder to shoulder with one of the most wanted men on the planet.
Nearly 2 million of the love-seekers had chosen "123456" for their password, while another 1.2 million went with "11111." Some 37,000 creatively chose "password" for their secret code. And somewhat heartwarmingly, 90,000 of the dating site users opted for…
Unlike the useless plethora of days devised to sell bacon or donuts or blue jeans, World Toilet Day, though it might sound like a load of crap, raises attention for one of the world's biggest problems: Poor sanitation and a lack of clean toilets.
The forthcoming Pokémon Bank service, which launches next month as a free 30-day trial, will backup your battle-tested pocket monsters to a cloud server for five bucks a year so that you can transfer them to whatever current generation of games is on the
In 1995, a crypto-anarchist and onetime Intel engineer named James Bell came up with an idea: an anonymous, fully encrypted online assassination market. Now, a pseudonymous engineer has turned Bell's theory into reality.
Johannesburg, South Africa, has a grave problem: people keep stealing tombstones. While the dead certainly don't care, grieving families do. A private company has stepped up and offered microchips as a potential solution.
A new study published in the journal Science has identified the protected areas that are most irreplaceable when it comes to conserving biodiversity, in an attempt to improve the management of the planet's most critical environments.
The launch of the Affordable Care Act has given birth to a new and potentially lucrative industry: fake insurance websites. There are reports of more than 700 new websites whose names play off variations of Obamacare-related buzzwords.
Imagine if Photoshop had feelings and helped you only when it wanted. If it was in a bad mood—say, after reading war coverage—it would refuse to paint. Try again later. The Painting Fool is exactly that: a virtual painting program that reacts with emotion…
As with the rest of the world, Brazil's government was far from happy at the revelation that the NSA was spying on their president, their state-run oil company, and the preliminary results of the Miss BumBum competition.
Typhoon Haiyan is being called the most powerful storm in recorded history, but climate change will lead to even stronger weather events in the near future. There will be a storm more devastating than Katrina, deadlier than Haiyan, and more catastrophic t…
The use of behavioral sciences in the legal realm appears to be on the rise. According to a new report, neuroscience currently plays a role in approximately five percent of murder trials in the United States.