Digg Top Stories Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now http://digg.com/rss/topstories.xml Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:52:46 +0000 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:52:46 +0000 15 Can Hackers Hijack Planes? An ongoing multibillion-dollar overhaul of the nation's air traffic control system is designed to make commercial aviation more efficient, more environmentally friendly and safer by 2025. But some white-hat hackers are questioning the safety part. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/011113-hackers-say-coming-air-traffic-265737.html 50f02db6929a1e60b0411ff2 7 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:20:22 +0000 A Report On Eric Schmidt's Trip To North Korea From Someone Who Was There The biggest surprise, however, was simply being there with Google. I wouldn’t have imagined that people from Google would go, nor would I have thought they’d be terribly welcome. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2013/01/eric-schmidt-north-korea-and-sanctions.html 50f053bb929a1e60b041205d 2 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:02:35 +0000 The No-Nonsense, Non-Alarmist, Essential Guide To The Flu What is the flu? Has it hit your neighborhood? How worried should you be? How can you avoid getting it? What should you do if you do get sick? http://gokicker.com/2013/01/11/the-no-nonsense-non-alarmist-essential-guide-to-the-flu/ 50f071bd929a1e60b04120ae 1 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:10:37 +0000 The To-Do List For Things You Want To Do, Not Need To Do Here's how to keep track of all those books, bands, and everything else that your friends/coworkers/social media cohorts tell you about. https://donenotdone.com/welcome 50f011db929a1e60b0411fa8 11 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:21:31 +0000 The New Etiquette Of Smoking Marijuana At a time when smoking marijuana is increasingly mainstream, legal and socially acceptable, when and where to inhale is a question flummoxing regular smokers, part-time partakers and nonsmokers alike. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/mind-if-i-smoke-taking-on-a-new-meaning-for-dc-hosts/2013/01/10/d46b4dc6-4550-11e2-8e70-e1993528222d_story.html 50f022fb929a1e60b0411fce 22 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:34:35 +0000 My Ex Posted 'Revenge Porn' Photos Of Me The pictures were graphic — four stills from the video filmed almost a year prior, with my face, among other things, in full view. Next to the stills was a screenshot of my Facebook page, with my name, location, and profile picture. http://www.nerve.com/love-sex/true-stories/my-ex-posted-revenge-porn-photos-of-me 50f035dd929a1e60b0411ffe 22 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:55:09 +0000 The Little-Known Legend Of Jesus In Japan A mountain hamlet in northern Japan claims Jesus Christ was buried there. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Little-Known-Legend-of-Jesus-in-Japan-183833821.html 50f04c7a929a1e60b041204f 7 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:31:38 +0000 Should You Smell Food Before Throwing It Away? Half of the world's food is wasted, a new report says. Consumers typically use the "best-before" or "use-by" dates to decide when to throw food away. But should the "sniff test" be used instead? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20971347#TWEET515705 50f06bb0929a1e60b0412099 1 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:44:48 +0000 This Is The Best Smartphone Car Mount After researching nearly 20 different car smartphone mounting systems that were either recommended by publications, forum posts, or user reviews, the RAM X-Grip emerged by a landslide as the best of the bunch thanks to its military-grade construction and versatility. http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-smartphone-car-mount-is-the-ram-x-grip/ 50ef7267929a1e60b0411ef1 3 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 02:01:11 +0000 Champagne Lobby Protests The Booze At Obama’s Inauguration The Champagne Bureau, a Washington lobby for the French Champagne industry, has a gripe with the wine listed on the menu. http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2013/01/champagne-lobby-protests-obama-inauguration.html?mid=twitter_grubst 50f049ee929a1e60b0412044 7 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:20:46 +0000 Privatized Prisons: A Human Marketplace When the for-profit prison industry places the iron fist of criminal justice in the invisible hands of the market and sells it as a cost-cutting measure, it is hard not to interpret as anything but the predatory capitalism of a self-perpetuating slave state. http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1302&fulltext=1#.UO7T3ftZmG8.twitter 50f0685d929a1e60b0412093 3 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:30:37 +0000 This Video Of Dancing Sushi Is Supposed To Convince You To Eat More Sushi Watch as these shining, smiling pieces of salmon, avocado and shrimp get cut down by enemy chopsticks and curl into the fetal position to await their inevitable transportation from the table to your mouth. http://foodbeast.com/content/2013/01/11/this-video-of-dancing-sushi-is-supposed-to-convince-you-to-eat-more-sushi-yes-really/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foodbeast+%28FOODBEAST%29 50f06178929a1e60b0412079 2 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:01:12 +0000 The Most Beautiful Opera Houses In The World Take a trip around the world in our gallery, where we’ve selected 15 of the most stunning spaces for opera aficionados and architecture/design lovers. http://www.flavorwire.com/362362/the-most-beautiful-opera-houses-in-the-world/view-all 50f03415929a1e60b0411ffc 2 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:47:33 +0000 The Genius Of Samsung How the biggest tech company in the world got that way. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/01/samsung_how_the_korean_firm_got_to_be_the_biggest_tech_company_in_the_world.html 50f00ae9929a1e60b0411f8d 37 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:51:53 +0000 Hunter S. Thompson's Daily Routine Was Way More Intense Than Your Daily Routine Do not try this at home. http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/hunter-s-thompsons-daily-routine-is-way-more-int 50f025c5929a1e60b0411fd2 50 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:46:29 +0000 Why Are LEGO Sets Expensive? I’m not sure I would say LEGO blocks are that expensive, but the statement is that they are expensive because they are so well made. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/01/why-are-lego-sets-expensive/ 50f037b1929a1e60b0412009 10 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:02:57 +0000 The Scientific Explanation For Why You're Stuck In The 'Friend Zone' Because the internet isn’t done talking about the ‘friend zone,’ Vsauce decided to look into the…uh…’science’ behind it. http://digg.tumblr.com/post/40253365048/because-the-internet-isnt-done-talking-about-the 50f01e23929a1e60b0411fc4 21 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:13:55 +0000 Was Hitler Really A Fan Of Gun Control? Of course, attempts to equate gun control with fascism are bogus. But the "Hitler took the guns" argument has long had a prominent and fairly effective role in America's gun control debate despite its obvious reductionism. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/hitler-stalin-gun-control 50f01f78929a1e60b0411fc6 14 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:19:36 +0000 Use This Webapp to Find Out If Your iPhone Apps Are Spying On You Use it to find out if your apps are spying on you, storing your personal information, and sending it anywhere you might not want them to. Essential for the paranoid; interesting for the curious. http://gizmodo.com/5975107/use-this-webapp-to-find-out-if-your-iphone-apps-are-spying-on-you 50f03d6f929a1e60b0412024 5 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:27:27 +0000 Mr. T Is Now A Tea Bag Mr. T has a long history of dabbling in various fields: wrestling, acting, music, etc. Now, he’s taking on a new arena — tea time. http://foodbeast.com/content/2013/01/10/let-mr-t-tea-bag-your-tea/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foodbeast+%28FOODBEAST%29 50ef53e9929a1e60b0411ebc 1 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:51:05 +0000 When Did Humans Realize That Sex Leads To Pregnancy? When and how did humankind figure out that sex is what causes babies? It’s not exactly the most obvious correlation: Sex doesn’t always lead to babies, and there’s a long lead time between the act and the consequences—weeks before there are even symptoms, usually. So roughly where do we think we were as a species when it clicked? http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/explainer/2013/01/when_did_humans_realize_sex_makes_babies_evolution_of_reproductive_consciousness.html 50f00c49929a1e60b0411f8f 22 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:57:45 +0000 94-Year-Old Escapes Hospital For Birthday Beer A 94-year-old pensioner broke out of hospital in Munich so he could belatedly celebrate his birthday in one of the German city's famous beer halls, police said Thursday. http://www.thelocal.de/society/20130111-47265.html#.UPAbJ6HvlQt 50f02203929a1e60b0411fcc 12 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:27 +0000 Why China Is A Country Of Little Emperors They were known as China’s “little emperors” – the offspring of one-child families born after the country’s draconian family planning policy was introduced in 1979. But now, scientists have produced the first convincing evidence to suggest that the one-child generation of China has indeed become a rather maladjusted lot. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/onechild-policy-chinas-army-of-little-emperors-8446713.html 50f012f9929a1e60b0411fab 11 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:26:17 +0000 The Strange Story Of New York's Anarchist School On July 4, 1914, anarchists from the Modern School in New York set off a bomb in a Lexington Avenue apartment building. Stories varied. Official sources reported that the bomb had been meant for John D. Rockefeller. Instead, four students had killed themselves accidentally. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/01/the-strange-story-of-new-yorks-anarchist-school/266224/ 50f03083929a1e60b0411ff4 2 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:32:19 +0000 I Took A Power Drill To An iPhone At CES Blogger Amanda Kooser answers the siren call of the power tools and gets medieval on the Amzer ShatterProof screen protector. http://ces.cnet.com/8301-34441_1-57563360/i-took-a-power-drill-to-an-iphone-at-ces/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title 50ef69d9929a1e60b0411ee2 19 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:24:41 +0000 Somali Pirate Kingpin Calls It Quits As Hijackings Plummet The dread Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan — also known as “Afweyne,” or “Big Mouth” — is retiring from the hijacking life. Big Mouth has picked a good time to get out of the game: Piracy is way, way down. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/pirate-kingpin/ 50f03741929a1e60b0412002 5 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:01:05 +0000 Wrap This Goop Around Your Fingers Then Smash Them With A Hammer A super weird, rubbery non-Newtonian fluid that could be the next great material to protect your gadgets. http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2013-01/ces-2013-wrap-goop-around-your-fingers-then-smash-them-hammer?cmpid=tw 50ef5777929a1e60b0411ebe 2 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:06:15 +0000 Why Do Humans Cry? While there is good evidence that crying makes people feel better, there is little evidence showing any cathartic effect of crying. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/10/why-do-humans-cry.html 50ef119b929a1e60b0411e30 1 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:08:11 +0000 Latest Flu Numbers Paint The Picture Of An Epidemic The director of the National Institutes of Health says this year's season is a "classic" flu epidemic that is "still on the uptick." http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/01/latest-flu-numbers-paint-picture-epidemic/60868/ 50f016c7929a1e60b0411fad 11 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:42:31 +0000 Why Is A Baker's Dozen 13? The next time you get the gift of an extra doughnut added to your dozen, thank crooked 13th-century bakers for the bonus treat. http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/32259/why-bakers-dozen-13 50ef5885929a1e60b0411ec3 15 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:10:45 +0000 ABC Considering Live-Action 'Star Wars' TV Series ABC entertainment president Paul Lee says he’s going to take a look at the long-gestating "Star Wars" live-action TV series now that the Disney deal to acquire Lucasfilm is complete. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/01/10/star-wars-live-action-tv-series-3/ 50ef7093929a1e60b0411eee 24 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:53:23 +0000 How To Order Craft Beer There’s nothing to fear. Despite having names such as the Worthy Adversary, Alimony Ale and Nippletop Milk Stout, craft beers aren’t as intimidating as they appear. http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2013/01/the-novices-guide-to-venturing-into-the-world-of-craft-beer/ 50eeb6a6929a1e60b0411d9c 14 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:40:06 +0000 Is Hand Brewed Coffee Any Better Than Capsule Coffee? Even if in some ways a mass-produced object is superior in its physical properties, we have good reasons for preferring a less perfect, handcrafted one. http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/julian-baggini-coffee-artisans/ 50ef65bb929a1e60b0411ed5 14 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:07:07 +0000 The Science Of Building A Space Gun The idea of firing objects into space from a cannon was first hinted at by Newton, and has been seized upon by many a sci-fi writer since. But what's the science behind the idea like—and could we ever launch payloads into space using the technique? http://gizmodo.com/5975097/the-science-of-building-a-space-gun 50f0317c929a1e60b0411ff6 1 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:36:28 +0000