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China Is Starting To Spank The US With Supercomputing Resources

When it comes to supercomputers, the US used to rule the roost. But these days its status is slipping — while China is surging ahead.

Travelling On A Train Across The Entire United States Is So Picturesque

Video: Train travel is the best travel. Sure, it’s slower than riding an aeroplane and more restrictive than driving a car but it’s so much less stressful than either of those. Plus, once you hop in and sit down, you can just look out and enjoy the view as you snake your way to your destination. And if you’re travelling from New York to San Francisco like Tom Harman did on Amtrak, you get to see the entire country in one swoop. It’s a damn beautiful country filled with so many different scenes.

WSJ: Iran Hacked The Obama Administration After Arresting American Citizen

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard soldiers arrested dual Iranian-US citizen Siamak Namazi in Tehran last month, confiscating his computer. Shortly thereafter, the Revolutionary Guard began a spree of cyberattacks on US targets.

IT Contractors That Let Russians Write US Military Code Will Pay $US12.75 Million 

Not that you need another reminder that government cybersecurity is screwed, but here we are: After a four-year federal probe, contractors will pay a combined $US12.75 million in civil penalties to settle a suit alleging that they let Russian programmers write military code.

The Best Worst US Presidential Campaign Merchandise

The world imploded when it was discovered that Republican presidential hopeful Jeb! was selling a cheap plastic bowl for $US75 (especially seeing as one could buy 24 of the same cheap plastic bowls for $US36). But it’s not the most egregious product being sold by a candidate. Just in time for tonight’s debates, here are worse things you can buy than a Guaca Bowle.

Eerie Images Of America's Abandoned Amusement Parks Will Haunt You

Certain parts of the US have teetered into decline. Places designed to bring joy are now rotting quietly, wrapped in weeds. Seph Lawless, an artist and chronicler of all things ruin-related, recently visited several of these abandoned amusement parks. He returned with some pretty creepy pictures. We’ve got a gallery.

What America Feels Like After 7 Months Of Foreign Adventure

Last September, I boarded a plane to Denmark. It was the start of a seven-month round-the-world adventure. Yesterday, at 10.05am, I landed at LAX. Man, this place is weird.

Apple Stores Are So Popular They Lift Shopping Centre Sales By 10%

Damn, the Genius Bar is a bona fide shopping centre hotspot. People love Apple’s sterile, glassy retail stores so much, the expensive gadget hubs boost sales at shopping centres by 10 per cent.

Researchers: Let's Blame Online Porn For Marriage Decline

Researchers at Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labour have published a paper arguing that the rise in free porn on the internet offers a form of instant sexual gratification that lessens the urgency men feel to seek it out in the form of marriage. Using data about how 18 to 35-year-old men used the internet from 2000 to 2004, the researchers looked at the correlation between pornography viewing and marriage.

Every River In The US, Coloured According To The Way It Flows

There are over 250,000 rivers in the US, some subtly serene, others tremendously tumultuous. But in this visualisation you can see them all — and the colour shows which way their waters flow.

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