Terrifyingly plausible ways the human race could go extinct that never occurred to you

Greg Holt SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY 2 Comments

SOURCE It would be better for humanity if Curiosity didn’t find anything. AP Photo/NASA The meteorite that exploded in southern Russia last month and the near-miss asteroid that passed by the same week have more than a few of us pondering humanity’s potential extinction. But to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom, these are mere trifles. Asteroids, global warming, or even a super volcano that would take us 100,000 years to recover from “would be a brief …

New search engine protects you from NSA

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SOURCE No data collected, so nothing to give feds if they ask Published: 1 day ago Bob Unruh About | Email | Archive Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a photographer whose scenic work has been used commercially. Trust Google? The National Security …

Obama Conspires With Tech Giants To Create US Surveillance State

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 SOURCE President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO. The session, which Obama attended himself, followed a similar gathering earlier this week between top administration officials, tech-industry lobbyists and leading privacy hawks, the sources said. Those earlier, off-the-record discussions centered on the controversy surrounding the NSA …

More than 100,000 want to go to Mars and not return, project says

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SOURCE By Jennifer Juarez, CNNMexico.com updated 5:15 PM EDT, Fri August 9, 2013 | Filed under: Innovations Mars applicants apply here STORY HIGHLIGHTS Anyone 18 or older may apply for a one-way trip to Mars For first crew, the Mars One mission reportedly will cost $6 billion No technology is available now that can protect astronauts from an excess of space radiation Editor’s note: Read this story in Spanish at CNNMexico.com. (CNN) — More than …

Space station capsule problem appears fixed

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From: Yahoo News By MARCIA DUNN | Associated Press – 5 hrs ago View PhotoAssociated Press/John Raoux – The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, March 1, 2013. The rocket is transporting the …more  Related Content     View PhotoThe Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts … View PhotoThis Jan. 12, 2013 photo provided … CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial craft carrying a ton …