Black holes are known for their voracious appetites. These bodies — formed when a massive star collapses upon itself — have occasionally been described as the “vacuum cleaners” of the universe and are notorious for their tendency to wreak havoc on the usual laws of physics that govern the rest of the cosmos.

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul’s biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll

The Obama Administration said on Friday that it would go ahead with the scheduled closure of the National Security Agency’s bulk phone records collection program. The USA Freedom Act, which passed in early June, outlined this weekend’s deadline. The NSA’s collection of vast amounts of metadata pertaining to calls made by users of telecommunications

Troy HuntTroy Hunt is the founder of This post originally appeared on his website, and is reprinted with his permission. I suspect we’re all getting a little bit too conditioned to data breaches lately. They’re in the mainstream news on what seems like a daily basis to the point where this is

On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago’s most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year’s shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city’s handling of the case. About 2,000 people with signs reading “Stop Police Terror” gathered in

It’s Black Friday which means the US is flooded with videos of its favorite pastime: mauls in the malls, as vicious brawls and fights break out among total strangers across across America’s countless retail outlets. The first videos trickle in: [embedded content] [embedded content] And yet, this year there may be a shift.

Netherlands-based anti-piracy group BREIN is one of few such outfits to directly go after both the operators and users of pirate sites. The Hollywood-backed group doesn’t target random file-sharers but focuses on prolific uploaders, who share hundreds or thousands of files. This month these efforts led to another victory for the organization.

The corporate media don’t like Donald Trump. They used to like him a lot; in fact, Big Business Media are responsible for making this minor multi-millionaire into a household name. But Trump is on their hit list, nowadays, because the Republican presidential candidate insists on telling his own lies, rather than sticking

Carey WedlerNovember 27, 2015 Ashraf Fayadh, 35, was born in Saudi Arabia but is a Palestinian refugee. He was arrested by the Committee on the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice—Saudi religious police—after a man reported him following a personal dispute. According to Human Rights Watch, court documents say the man claimed

Back in March, when the Saudis were in the early stages of executing Operation Decisive Storm (the air campaign aimed at routing the Iran-backed rebels who had recently taken control of Yemen prompting President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee to Riyadh), the world began to get very nervous after the Houthis entereda

The government shut down two Arabic-language outlets last week, leaving nearly 30 journalists jobless. The Union of Israeli Journalists: ‘Shutting down media outlets is nearly unheard of in democratic regimes.’ The Union of Journalists in Israel sent a letter to Prime Minister and Communications Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday, protesting the shutting down

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow not to “play with fire” on Friday, citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow responded with tighter visa regulations. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their lowest in recent memory after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian

Russian president says Moscow had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday evening that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border.

London’s Metropolitan Police warns singletons to beware of online dating scams after two men are convicted of duping a woman out of £1.6 mn London’s Metropolitan Police on Friday warned singletons to beware of online dating scams after two men were convicted of duping a woman out of £1.6 million (2.3 million euros,

Canada’s China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World