A Hawk Attacking a Balloon in Slo-Mo

There’s no denying that everything looks cooler in slow motion, but birds of prey on the hunt are particularly mesmerizing through the lens of a high-speed camera. This Goshawk is being lured into attacking a water balloon baited with a piece of meat, and its mid-air maneuvers make even our most advanced fighter planes look primitive. And while no one has ever questioned the lethality of a hawk’s claws (or the fragility of a balloon) watching it tear into this water balloon is just terrifying. If there’s one lesson to walk away with here, it’s to never walk around in … Continue reading A Hawk Attacking a Balloon in Slo-Mo

A Look Behind The Scenes of the European Intelligence Establishment

Daily thousands of commuters pass through the offices of the Brussels Kortenberglaan near the Cinquantenaire. In one of the anonymous blocks the heart of European intelligence. True Here, houses more than 140 intelligence experts from all EU Member States. They work for the EU Intelligence Analysis Centre (INTCEN), the Information Directorate of the Military Staff and the Situation Room. “To be clear: we are not operational intelligence. We have no interception capability, put no clandestine operations and keep any personal information to, “says Ilkka Salmi. For three years, the former CEO of the Finnish state security at the head of … Continue reading A Look Behind The Scenes of the European Intelligence Establishment

As Google Learns Everything About Us – Are We Headed Closer to 1984?

By Mark When George Orwell wrote his classic novel “1984” in 1948, he was convinced that we would be living in a Big Brother society by 1984. However, he was more than a decade off the mark. It wasn’t until the emergence of Google that we started to see the beginnings of a system which wants to place its tentacles into every aspect of our lives. I should start off by admitting that I am a Google user. I have a Gmail email address, I use Google Maps to find my way about, I use Chrome to browse the Internet, … Continue reading As Google Learns Everything About Us – Are We Headed Closer to 1984?

Why Does Everyone Hate Monsanto?

By majestic on March 5, 2014 In recent years, no company has been more associated with evil than Monsanto, says Lessley Anderson, asking “why?” for Modern Farmer: The house was raised above the ground, like a mushroom or a white ray gun, its rooms radiating out like spokes of a wheel. It was 1957 and this was the “House of the Future,” a prototype modular house created by Monsanto, in collaboration with M.I.T. to help solve the housing crisis baby boom America was in the middle of. Not coincidentally, the house was made of plastic, one of Monsanto’s products at … Continue reading Why Does Everyone Hate Monsanto?

Ellen’s infamous Oscars Twitter selfie gets a Simpsons makeover

@HomerJSimpson Follow The ugly true story of that Oscar® selfie can finally be told! Let’s break Twitter again. Look for Bart. 12:37 AM – 5 Mar 2014 22,324 Retweets 8,975 favorites Ellen Degeneres’ Oscars selfie that quickly became the most retweeted photo ever on the social networking site Twitter, but now has gone one better and has been given a Simpsons makeover by Matt Groening. In Groening’s version, you can see the same Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep in that typical yellow Simpsons hue, but there is Homer being pushed down beneath Bradley Cooper’s foot. … Continue reading Ellen’s infamous Oscars Twitter selfie gets a Simpsons makeover

Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms authenticity of leaked call on Kiev snipers

An anti-government protester sit near the bodies of two demonstrators killed by a sniper during clashes with the police in the center of Kiev on February 20, 2014.(AFP Photo / Sergei Supinsky) Estonian foreign ministry has confirmed the recording of his conversation with EU foreign policy chief is authentic. Urmas Paet said that snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were hired by Maidan leaders. Paet told RIA-Novosti news agency that he talked to Catherine Ashton last week right after  retiring from Kiev, but refrained from further comments, saying  that he has to “listen to the tape first.” … Continue reading Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms authenticity of leaked call on Kiev snipers

‘Apocalyptic’ storm front over Sydney with menacing clouds hundreds of feet high captured on camera by smartphone users

ByTed Thornhill A gigantic storm front moved in over Sydney  on Wednesday and residents were quick to upload dramatic pictures of it to the  internet. Huge clouds hundreds of feet high, with some  shaped like giant tubes, loomed menacingly over the city during rush  hour. As forecasters warned of heavy rain and flash  flooding, Twitter and Facebook became awash with pictures of the looming storm,  with one describing the conditions as ‘apocalyptic’. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573595/Photos-apocalyptic-storm-Sydney-flood-Twitter-Facebook.html#ixzz2v6RAeX9u Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook Continue reading ‘Apocalyptic’ storm front over Sydney with menacing clouds hundreds of feet high captured on camera by smartphone users