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Amazon Deal of the Day: Up to 56% Off Single Seasons of “Doctor Who”

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 56% off on single seasons of “Doctor Who,” from The Complete First Series, all up to Season 8. A few “specials” are also included in the sale, such as the 50th Anniversary Special. [Up to 56% Off Single Seasons of “Doctor Who”]

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Letter to My Son
Letter to My Son, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, July 4, 2015: "I came to understand that my country was a galaxy, and this galaxy stretched from the pandemonium of West Baltimore to the happy hunting grounds of Mr. Belvedere. I obsessed over the distance between that other sector of space and my own. I knew that my portion of the American galaxy, where bodies were enslaved by a tenacious gravity, was black and that the other, liberated portion was not... And I felt in this a cosmic injustice, a profound cruelty, which infused an abiding, irrepressible desire to unshackle my body and achieve the velocity of escape."

NASA's New Horizons Team Works to Revive Pluto-Bound Probe After Anomaly -

NASA's New Horizons Team Works to Revive Pluto-Bound Probe After Anomaly

NASA said its New Horizons probe suffered a temporary communication breakdown on Saturday, 10 days before it's scheduled to fly past Pluto, and the mission team is working to restore normal operations. In a mission update, NASA said the team lost ...
Glitch Halts New Horizons Operations as It Nears Pluto Discovery News
Pluto probe's comms FREEZE temporarily – still set for flyby of icy dwarf planet The Register
Dwarf Pluto to yield giant secrets The Australian (blog)  - Forbes  - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
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Ed Sheeran: Music industry lacks imagination
Ed Sheeran was the most played artist on Spotify in 2014. With Apple set to launch its own music streaming service, CNN sat down with the 24-year-old singer to talk about the music industry. Watch the full episode of Talk Asia here.

Bodycam: Man pulls BB gun on cops
A grand jury ruled that an officer's use of deadly force was justified after a suspect pulled out a BB gun during an arrest. CNN affiliate KLTV reports.

FBI: Inmate had 5 kids with guards
CNN's Randi Kaye brings to light the corruption in a Maryland prison. According to the government, one inmate fathered five children with four different officers while in prison.

Snowball - Another One Bites The Dust
Snowball the cockatoo gets down to Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust.'

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(via Laughing Squid)The Presurfer

Soon, 'selfies' to verify online payments! - Financial Express

Soon, 'selfies' to verify online payments!

Financial Express

MasterCard is experimenting with a smartphone app which allows people to confirm their identity and authenticate online transactions via a facial scan. By: PTI | Washington | July 5, 2015 4:35 pm ...
Now, Mastercard wants you to authenticate payments through 'Credit Card Selfies' Firstpost
Take a selfie to bank: MasterCard testing facial recognition smartphone app Al-Arabiya

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The Sacred Mani Stones Of Buddhists

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There is a particular six-syllable Sanskrit mantra or hymn that's very sacred among Buddhist. It's recited as om mani padme hum, which loosely translates to 'Behold! The jewel in the lotus.'

The mantra cannot be translated into a simple phrase or even a few sentences because it contains the essence of the entire teaching of Buddha. Recitation of this

along with prayer beads is therefore the most popular religious practice in Tibetan Buddhism as it is believed that doing so can lead to liberation and eventual Buddhahood.The Presurfer

Top 10 Famous Asian Celebrities In America Today

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Even though it's home to over half of the world's population, the biggest stars of Asia still have difficulty making it on to the international scene - in fact, many of them are pretty much unknown to the average Westerner.

It would be a mistake to think that Asia was still just producing kung-fu flicks and stereotypical superstars - the new era of Asian celebrities has learned how to build brands and work across multiple mediums. Here are ten of the hottest Asian celebrities right now.The Presurfer

The Origin Of The Green, Yellow, And Red Color Scheme for Traffic Lights

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Traffic lights alternate the right of way accorded to road users by displaying lights of a standard color (red, yellow, and green) following a universal color code.

The first manually operated gas lit traffic light was installed in 1868 in London, though it was short-lived due to explosion. The first safe, automatic electric traffic lights were installed in the United States starting in the late 1890s.The Presurfer

What's next for Minecraft? Developer Mojang talks future features - The Guardian

What's next for Minecraft? Developer Mojang talks future features

The Guardian

We know all about Minecraft's past and present: 70m sales across computers, consoles and mobile devices, and a burgeoning community of players, YouTubers, educators and independent developers doing interesting things with developer Mojang's game.
Microsoft brings Minecraft to Windows 10 IBNLive
Minecraft show off new tech at UK convention CBBC Newsround
First trailer for Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode Flickering Myth (blog)
Channel News Asia
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Review: Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i wireless game controller for iPhone and iPad
The Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i is the most affordable iPhone- and iPad-compatible wireless game controller on the market, and that alone will make it the ideal choice for many mobile gamers, even though its design has a few glaring issues.

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Google Glass 2.0 coming soon? - Economic Times

Google Glass 2.0 coming soon?

Economic Times
NEW YORK: Google may be testing the next version of the Google Glass called GG1, media reports said. Google has a new eye wearable device in the works under the latest US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing, which "might just be a new ...
GIDDY Google Glass GAZERS, beware! FCC filing obscures view on new gadget The Register
Google could be working on a new Google Glass in secret Digital Journal
Google working on Google Glass version 2, FCC filing suggests Inferse
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Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot
Foot soldiers thrive on their shooting skills, but learning expert marksmanship can take a long, long time. US Army researchers could soon have a robotic shortcut to improving those skills, however. They're working on MAXFAS, an arm exoskeleton that ...

Big upset at hot dog contest
For the first time in nearly a decade, the world's hot dog king is someone not named Joey Chestnut.

Tunisia in emergency after attack
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a 30-day state of emergency, saying another attack such as last week's terrorist massacre at a beach hotel would "cause the country to collapse."

Holiday revelers' boat capsizes; 2 die
A pontoon boat carrying July Fourth revelers capsized in Kentucky, killing two people and leaving three others missing, authorities said.

U.S. wants World Cup title back
It's not about revenge, Abby Wambach says.

Singapore gardens win Heritage accolade
Singapore's Botanic Gardens are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Paul Chapman reports.

Russian capsule docks at ISS
After a series of failed resupply missions, a Russian capsule loaded with crew provisions is expected to dock at the International Space Station early Sunday.

14 injured in deck collapse
The deck of a North Carolina vacation home collapsed Saturday evening, sending a family plunging to the ground more than 10 feet below, authorities said.

Bush: 'Trump is wrong'
Jeb Bush said Donald Trump doesn't represent the views of most Republicans, offering his most aggressive comments so far on the real estate titan who's used inflammatory language when talking about immigrants.

Forget comic favourite Spiderman: spiders are real superheroes - Jamaica Observer

Forget comic favourite Spiderman: spiders are real superheroes

Jamaica Observer
New research from Britain shows the common spider can travel vast distances across water like a ship. They even use their legs as sails and their silk as anchors. (PHOTO: XINHUA). LONDON, England (Xinhua) — When it comes to special super powers the ...
Some spiders can cross oceans, scientists say CNN
Spiders Sail Across Water to Colonize the World Gizmodo
Seafaring spiders depend on their 'sails' and 'anchors' Times of India

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ISIS executes 25 in ancient ruin
A just-released video from ISIS shows militants executing 25 captives in the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

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Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets
Not happy with the color of your clothes and devices? Eventually, you might get to change those hues on a whim. UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that the color-changing California market squid (aka opalescent inshore squid) manages its op...

Taylor Swift had a better Fourth of July weekend than you

If you needed any further proof that Taylor Swift is living her best life, look no further.

While you ate soggy hot dogs and watched some lacklustre fireworks this Independence Day weekend, Swift spent the holiday on a lush estate with, you know, a few select people

See also: Brilliant photos capture Fourth of July fireworks from Empire State Building to Wrigley Field

Empire star Serayah, models Martha Hunt and Gigi Hadid, members of the band Haim and singer Ed Sheeran all turned up in Instagram photos of the celebrations shared by Swift and her guests

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 3, 2015 at 4:40pm PDT Read more...

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"It's very easy to break people's will"
Fifteen miles from Vilnius, Lithuania, in the forest of Nemencine, a crumbling, underground Soviet Bunker contains Europe's most terrifying theme park: a KGB torture prison that's still operating on its visitors.
The bullfrog-guard enters and gives us our orders: we will answer only in the affirmative or negative; dissent will be punished with beatings and solitary confinement; and we will forget all thoughts other than the glory of the socialist paradise in which we now live. We stand to attention for the Soviet anthem and hoisting of the red flag, and then down we go, into the freezing-cold bunker. For three hours, we are force-marched through icy, virtually pitch-black corridors, barked at (by canine and human alike), humiliated, interrogated, forced to sign false confessions to imagined crimes, shown propaganda, and taught to prepare for a nuclear attack by the imperialist pigs.

A KGB doctor forces me to strip to the waist, in front of the other participants. "Jacket off! Shirt off! Strip to waist! Quick! Quick!" She sits me down on a stool, grabs a clump of cotton wool, douses it in alcohol, and sets it alight. This is then dropped in a glass jar and applied to my bare shoulders.

The purpose of the museum is educational. "The young people, they don't understand what it was like," Vanagaite insists... "They think they could just overpower Soviet guards. We try to show them the reality."

If you want to visit: "Tourists pay 120 LTL ($US 220) each to step back into 1984 as a temporary USSR citizen for 2.5 hours. On entry, all belongings, including money, cameras and phones, are handed over and under the watchful eye of guards and alsatians, tourists change into threadbare Soviet coats and are herded through the bunker... Before heading back into the real world, participants are treated to a shot of vodka."

Disappointed Redditor receives world's saddest sandwich from airport eatery

LONDON — It's nice to eat out.

It saves you the time and hassle of making something at home, and it's particularly handy if you're travelling, and need to eat on the go. Sure, the actual meal doesn't always look quite as succulent in the flesh as it does in colourful photos you see behind the counter, but it's usually pretty close, right?

See also: British man complains about crooked bread, gets a perfect response

Well no, not always. For Spambox, a Reddit user who made the tragic mistake of grabbing a bite at Scotland's Edinburgh Airport, expectation and reality couldn't have been more different. Read more...

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Thousands in Liverpool walk the runway to break a world record

Thousands of people did their best Zoolander impression on a catwalk in Liverpool Saturday in an attempt to break a world record.

The event, called Very Big Catwalk, invited models, celebrities and local community groups to take to the runway on the Liverpool waterfront, according to the Liverpool Echo.

See also: Muslim girls design their own basketball uniforms, including velcro hijabs

Very ambassador and member of The Saturdays Rochelle Humes opens the Very Big Catwalk.

Image: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Associated Press

The group effort broke the Guinness World Record for the most people modelling on a catwalk, Liverpool's mayor, Joe Anderson, confirmed on Twitter. The new record, 3,651, broke the previous record by more than 150 people. Read more...

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Brilliant photos capture Fourth of July fireworks from Empire State Building to Wrigley Field

Fireworks displays burned brightly throughout the United States in celebration of Independence Day Saturday.

The pyrotechnics lit up the night near the Empire State building in New York to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Shows dazzled at Wrigley Field in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins and at the President William McKinley National Memorial in Ohio.

See also: Fireworks warning video will make you rethink your Fourth of July

Check out some of the spectacular explosions in the gallery, below.

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At least 14 hospitalized after deck collapses in North Carolina
A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition, officials said. The wooden deck at the house overlooking the ocean in Emerald Isle was one-storey high, officials said. The injured were transported to hospitals from the scene, which is about 60 miles (96 km) northeast of Wilmington, police said.

Bernard Tomic dumped from Aussie tennis team after 'unacceptable' rant

After a blistering tirade in which he attacked beloved Australian tennis star Pat Rafter, Bernard Tomic has been dumped from the Davis Cup team by Tennis Australia.

In a 10-minute rant during a post-match press conference at Wimbledon on Friday, the 22-year-old accused the Australian tennis governing body of disrespect and mismanagement

See also: The Internet is going wild for this Wimbledon spectator's epic hairdo

He also went after retired tennis great Pat Rafter, Tennis Australia's new director of performance, saying he was incompetentAccording to the Herald Sun, Tomic said his dispute with Rafter had gotten so bad he was made to pay for things like court hire and balls. Read more...

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DIY Disruption Is The Easiest Way To Innovate
 Last month I attended the Collision conference in Las Vegas; it served up a hipster/music festival feel with a decidedly tech twist. The event welcomed old-school headliners like PayPal, Dropbox and Facebook, but also brought in hundreds of tech startups, from cloud management vendor CloudB?olt to Me?dYear, a consumer health information exchange platform. The vibe was electric. Read More

Top 5 times Batman killed people

The one thing many people love about Batman is that no matter how dark his life is, he doesn’t kill criminals. That’s one of his rules. The fine print is, it is a rule Batman breaks on the regular. Hell, play five minutes of the most recent Arkham game and it is clear to see […]

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This ‘Twilight Zone’ Door Decal Takes You To the Beyond

The Twilight Zone was a fantastic show that always took us to places we had only dreamt of. Outer space, the future, a world where ugly people are pretty and pretty people are ugly. It pretty much covered all of fantasy and sci-fi, and many lovers of the genre were made aware of it by […]

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How to Cook Tasty Kitchen Demons [Video]

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New documents show XKEYSCORE, NSA's Google-like tool, collects more data than previously reported including web searches and router configuration information (The Intercept)

The Intercept:
New documents show XKEYSCORE, NSA's Google-like tool, collects more data than previously reported including web searches and router configuration information  —  XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications  —  Illustrations by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for The Intercept

Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

A Tunisian special force officer and a policeman patrol the beach as tourists take part in a ceremony on July 3, 2015, in memory of those killed the previous week by a jihadist gunman in the popular resort of Port el Kantaoui

President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by jihadists that he said had left Tunisia facing a "special type of war". In a televised address to the nation, Essebsi said the state of emergency, effective from Saturday for a 30-day period, was decided on after consultations with the parliament speaker and prime minister. A state of emergency, granting special powers to the police and army, was in force for three years up until March 2014, following longtime secular president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's ouster in a 2011 revolution.

Lame Selfie Bee.
A webcomic about a bee and the things that make her feel awkward.

AlomWare Reset: for when rebooting is just too slow
If your PC seems sluggish after a lengthy session then you might reboot to free up resources, get a clean start. But it could take a while, with perhaps minutes of disk thrashing as various processes restart. AlomWare Reset is a $14 utility which tries to restore that "just launched" feeling, but only by focusing on the core essentials, and so boosts your system in just a few seconds. There’s nothing complicated about the interface. Launch the program, click the copyright message to make it disappear (this only crops up in the trial version), read the warning message and click… [Continue Reading]

Men throw acid in girls' faces
Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.

You’d Never See This in America: The Ice Cream Juggler [Video]

Check out this server in a Cold Stone Creamery in Doha, Qatar, juggling with a ball of ice cream! This is definitely not something you’d see in a Coldstone in Canada or in the U.S.! [Buttermilkbiscuits | Via Neatorama]

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Nearly all major subreddits are set to public again after going private in protest (Dante D'Orazio/The Verge)

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The Verge:
Nearly all major subreddits are set to public again after going private in protest  —  Nearly all major subreddits are back online following Reddit protests  —  Just a day after a massive revolt tore down parts of Reddit, the site now appears to be mostly back to normal.

Make Creamier Ice Cream with Powdered Skim Milk

Making good homemade ice cream is about finding the perfect balance of ice crystals and creaminess. To give your frosty treat a creamy boost, add in a little powdered skim milk.


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