The NSA whistle-blower has demonstrated to journalists the need for security measures when it comes to sources; a Paris opera cast refused to perform with a veiled woman in the audience; meanwhile, some Las Vegas chapels and Elvis impersonators ban same-sex weddings at their venues. These discoveries and more below.

The Aroma of Books: Infographic Have you ever wondered about the smell that emits from books?

Paris Opera Cast Refuse to Perform for Veiled Woman A woman wearing a full-face veil is told to leave a performance of La Traviata at the Opéra Bastille after the production refuse to go on stage

Why TV’s New Golden Age Is Doomed Streaming services may make more hot shows available to you — but there are only so many subscriptions you’ll want.

Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming Genetic engineering will one day create the smartest humans who have ever lived.

Why Are Chinese Millionaires Buying Mansions in an L.A. Suburb? “Oh, hey! How ya’ doin’?” Raleigh Ornelas hollers, leaning out the window of his spotless white pickup truck.

11 Non-Jewish Celebrities—and 2 Jewish Ones—Show Off Their Hebrew Tattoos You don’t have to be Jewish to sport Hebrew ink. But some of these stars should have thought twice before going under the needle.

Ongoing Disaster in Iraq An analysis of the true basis for the Iraq War and why the American public and the world were kept entirely in the dark.

How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism “Citizenfour,” the new documentary about Edward Snowden, by Laura Poitras, is, among other things, a work of journalism about journalism.

The Hidden Privacy Threat of … Flashlight Apps? When I downloaded the Flashlight app to my iPhone, I was in a jam.

Elvis Won’t Marry Same-Sex Couples Because Jesus The city of Las Vegas, Nevada is a place that’s become synonymous with what some would call the de-sanctification of marriage.

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