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Monday's Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

The Patron Saint Of The Internet Is Isidore Of Seville, Who Tried To Record Everything Ever Known

In 1997 Pope John Paul II declared Isidore of Seville the patron saint of the internet. Saint Isidore died in the year 636, long before the first host-to-host ARPANET connection in 1969. But Isidore did try to record everything ever known in an encyclopedia that was ultimately published after his death.

UNSW Issues Safety Warning Following 4chan Gun Violence Threat

The University of New South Wales has just issued a safety alert for students and staff on its campus following what looks to be a copycat threat of gun violence posted to 4chan today.

Living With Data: Are News Sites Tracking My Clicks And Changing What I See?

This is the second instalment of the Living With Data series, exploring encounters with data in our everyday lives.

Giz Explains: Why You Should Be Using A VPN

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we’ve grown on it, the internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So instead of mucking around in public networks, just avoid them. Use a VPN instead.

All The News You Missed Overnight: Ridesharing In China, Kickass Torrents Gets Blacklisted, And More

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours and speculation — real and fabricated. All The News You Missed Overnight collects all those whispers into one place to deliver your morning buzz.

Internet For All Is An Impossible Dream Right Now

From satellites, to autonomous solar-powered drones, or balloons, there have been plenty of ideas recently on how to connect up the world. Facebook, Google, large international organisations, national governments, even Bono, have laid out ideas of a near future in which we are all hooked into the network.

Watch Adorable Peregrine Falcon Chicks Via Charles Sturt Uni's Live Stream

It’s not every day you get the chance to watch peregrine falcons up close, unless you live in an aviary full of them. For those of us that reside in actual people habitats, the FalconCam Project run by Charles Sturt University, which provides live feeds of a peregrine nest, is as good as it gets.

This Beautiful Timeline Lets You Explore Wikipedia's World History

This amazing visualisation brings together the world’s history from Wikipedia into an interactive timeline stuffed with information and images. If only history lessons at school had been this much fun.

The Best Of Gizmodo This Week

While we were all busy watching The Martian, three Nobel Prizes — “the Oscars of Science” — were announced this week, and we explained the significance of the winners in chemistry, physics and physiology or medicine. Meanwhile, Microsoft introduced a slew of new gadgets, including the latest Surface laptop and Windows phones. Here are the highlights from this week.

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