Central America

Ant colonies help evacuees in disaster zones

140416101625-large

  An escape route mapping system based on the behavior of ant colonies could give evacuees a better chance of reaching safe harbor after a natural disaster or terrorist attack by building a map showing the shortest routes to shelters and providing regular updates of current situations such as fires, blocked roads or other damage via the smart phones of ... Read More »

The Great Sea Urchin Crisis

Meagan Campbell

Invasive species and sushi lovers threaten to wipe the little creatures from the Nova Scotian coast. And with them, a $2.5 million industry. Sea urchins from the bed of the Atlantic Ocean are served in Japan on another bed, one of rice. The roe inside their spiky scalps is a delicacy, which meets the tongue with a sweet tang and ... Read More »

Jesus Lived in a Police State

JesusPoliceState_700x210

“There is no evidence that Jesus himself openly advocated violent actions. But he was certainly no pacifist. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I have not come to bring peace, but the sword” (Matthew 10:34 | Luke 12:51).” ― Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Those living through this present ... Read More »

Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey (1 of 4)

mqdefault

Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey: Joanna starts her epic adventure at the Parthenon in Athens, which was made by the ancient Greeks two and a half thousand years ago. She then travels around the southern region of Greece from Athens to the Peloponnese, looking at different mythical and historic sites created by this great civilization. Read More »

The 10 tech commandments to avoid digital shame

An embarrassed woman after a computer error

With the help of our readers and GuardianWitness, we’ve compiled some handy tips on how to avoid everlasting shame in the modern world – where reply all, browser history and autocorrect just seem out to get you Technology may have introduced us to a brave new world where anything is possible. Unfortunately, it’s also increased our capacity to make utter ... Read More »

Is There Any More Privacy in the World? VICE Podcast 010

mqdefault

The VICE Podcast is a weekly discussion which delves inside the minds of some of the most interesting, creative, and bizarre people within the VICE universe This week, we speak with Christopher Soghoian, a former boarding pass hacker and FBI person of interest, who is now principal technologist of the speech, privacy, and technology project at the American Civil Liberties ... Read More »

10 Reasons Why Alibaba Blows Away Amazon And EBay

0521_alibaba-offices-3_650x455-e1397224678185

Alibaba the huge Chinese Internet conglomerate is going public in a world-wide offering led out of the United States.  It is expected to occur in June or July this year.  Alibaba is really a technology company that serves retail customers and controls 80% of the Chinese e-commerce market. Alibaba will probably be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Reflecting ... Read More »

Explainer: What is the ‘Heartbleed’ bug?

Computer_hack_141014_AAP

File (AAP) There are fears for the privacy of millions of internet users this week after computer bug dubbed ‘heartbleed’ – which allows hackers to access passwords and other private information – was revealed by security experts. But should we be as worried about this bug as its name suggests? Millions of websites have been operating with a major security ... Read More »