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Big data knows if you're pregnant

Age + number of kids + prescription records + search history = pregnant!<p>Employers concerned with rising costs of health care are turning to wellness firms like Castlight Health or Welltok to use big data to predict employee health needs, reported <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Health data firms typically …

You'll now get Netflix recommendations from people on the other side of the world

Netflix has just announced it’s rolling out a new, global approach to content that no longer restricts recommendations to people in your country who might have terrible taste.<p>It’s now using data from people across the world to recommend movies and TV shows based on what kinds of things you like, …

The Army's Runaway Blimp Escaped Due To...Dead Batteries

Batteries not included (apparently)<p>Making sure $3 billion doesn't get up and walk away is harder than it sounds. Last October, the Army lost control of a $2.7 billion blimp and watched helplessly as it drifted from Maryland to rural Pennsylvania. On a particularly windy day, the Joint Land Attack …

The modular THeMIS mini-tank can be whatever you need it to be

Estonian defense contractor Milrem debuted its modular unmanned ground vehicle, dubbed the THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System), at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday. The THeMIS is basically a remote-controlled platform on tank treads. It can be easily modified for any number of …

The FBI Arrested a Suspected Anonymous Hacker After a Disney Cruise Sea Rescue

Yep. You read that right.<p>The best thing about this story is that all of its ingredients—Disney cruise, rescue at sea, suspected hacker, Anonymous—fit together, but not in the way you'd expect. It begins with a cyber attack on a Boston Children's Hospital and ends with Martin Gottesfeld under arrest …

Cyber-attacks

Mark Zuckerberg's feminist philosophy takes over Facebook HQ

The newest addition to the walls of Facebook HQ is a message of female empowerment born out of Mark Zuckerberg's paternity leave (which we miss very …

Twitter is adding a dedicated GIF button to make your timeline and DMs more animated

Two years after adding <i>support</i> for GIFs, Twitter is officially adding a button to help you add GIFs to your tweets or direct messages without ever leaving the compose window, and it’s almost exactly as rumored.<p>Via a partnership with Giphy and Riffsy, Twitter’s new GIF button sits right between the …

GIF Animations

Kendall and Kylie Have Another Mobile App Hit

The Kardashian-Jenner clan has another mobile hit on its hands.<p>A new mobile app featuring Kendall and Kylie Jenner has launched, and already it’s …

Saunas, bars and cable TV: luxury world discovered inside Mexican riot prison

Authorities entering the Topo Chico prison to investigate a riot that left 49 people dead found fish tanks, mini-fridges and hundreds of food stalls<p>Luxuries that would not be out of place in a five-star hotel have been discovered in a prison in northern Mexico following a riot that killed 49 …

Mexico

Apple is openly defying US security orders, but in China it takes a very different approach

Apple’s response to US and UK government demands for backdoors to user data has been direct, bordering on defiant. Yesterday (Feb. 16), Apple CEO Tim Cook published a letter explaining the company’s refusal to comply with a US federal court order to help the FBI access data on a phone recovered …

Privacy

CNN Debate Recap: Clinton & Sanders Make Their Cases

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton met on stage for the first time Thursday since his win in New Hampshire. They laid out their visions for the future as the election moves into states throughout the country. Clinton, who repeatedly embraced the presidency of …

Government

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

Gravitational Waves

5 Topics for the BAFTAs

This Sunday a host of celebrity names will hit the red carpet in London for the 69th British Academy Film Awards. The annual event, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), will be hosted by British comedian Stephen Fry.<p>Any nationality can qualify for a nomination but …

BAFTA Awards

Prewritten Excuses for Cancelling Plans This Winter

I won't be able to make it to your _____ because it's at a kind of gross bar and there won't be anywhere safe for me to store my coat. I just got it for seventy per cent off on Gilt. You understand.<p>Sorry, I can't attend your _____ because my glasses will fog up when I enter and I won't be able to …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

Black History Month: 5 to Follow on Flipboard

Buzzfeed’s Saeed Jones is right: this February has “been one hell of a Black History Month.” In the last few weeks African-American issues have come to the fore like never before, thanks in no small part to some of our favorite musicians. We danced along to Beyoncé’s empowering Super Bowl show, …

Black History

New Technology Brings Finger-Level Precision To VR

Leap Motion’s Orion lets developers create virtual reality apps that incorporate users’ finger movements.<p>Virtual reality is a great technology for putting users into immersive experiences, where they can look and play all around them. But although there are some tools for incorporating hands into …

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Otzi The Mummified Ice Man

Otzi, for those not up on their 5,300-year-old mummified men, died and was frozen in the Alps near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. His body is one of the best preserved human mummies in Europe and now he’s getting a 3D-printed makeover.<p>Researchers and engineers have worked …

The 11 Greatest Female Friendships in TV History

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Thousands of US veterans are sick and dying because of burning garbage

This soon became a serious issue — every soldier was said to be producing an average of 10 pounds of trash per day — and the DOD decided to construct open-air burn pits on military bases to incinerate the trash.<p>The Pentagon contracted the firm Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR) to get the job done, and …