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Project Reason

Project Reason is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. The foundation draws on the talents of prominent and creative thinkers in a wide range of disciplines to encourage critical thinking and erode the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world.

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Anonymous Street Artist Adds Photoshop Toolbar to H&M Billboards

Last week an unknown street artist pasted Photoshop toolbars to several H&M billboards in Hamburg, Germany. The humourous adbust was spotted by blogger I’m Not Alex Bogusky on Tumblr. The ads in question show bikini-clad Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana, who is no doubt beautiful but certainly not this bronze…

But everyone knows photos (especially for the fashion and beauty industry) are touched up and manipulated don’t they? Regardless, it’s worth a chuckle and it’s interesting to see the ascent of Photoshop which is synonymous with digital editing and photo manipulation.

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2 Billion dollars have been spent defending the Catholic church

The Catholic church has been riddled with sexual abuse controversy for decades. Accusations and lawsuits against the clergy impact the church’s reputation, causing upset among church members. The abuse cases have cost approximately $3 billion and spurred changes in how the church addresses sexual abuse accusations. 

Megaupload a mega oops for FBI

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Earlier this year the US government seized MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom’s assets after his website was accused of facilitating copyright infringement. The New Zealander’s home was raided, his website taken down and he was taken into custody. However, New Zealand courts have ruled that the raid was illegal and search warrants were too vague. RT’s Web Producer, Andrew Blake, brings us more on Dotcom’s case.