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Facebook scanned private messages to boost 'likes,' lawsuit claims

Facebook is being sued for allegedly scanning ​users' private messages for links to webpages, which it then treated as "likes" for those pages.<p>Facebook is in hot water again in regard to users' privacy. According to a lawsuit (PDF) certified for class action yesterday in Northern California …

Northern California

Meet 'Robobee' - the tiny drone designed to perch and save energy

Flying robots could be invaluable in emergencies, but there’s a hitch: flying takes a lot of energy. Robobee’s ability to perch could make a big difference<p>Flapping two tiny wings, the small, thin robot wobbles its way towards the underside of a leaf, bumps into the surface and latches on, perching …

Drones

These are the Chromebooks that support Android apps

A complete list of the Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromebases that will be able to install Android apps.<p>Google has announced that the Play store and more than one million Android apps will soon be available to Chromebooks. That means starting in mid-June, you will be able to run apps like …

China demands US military 'stop spying' over South China Sea

China has rejected US claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when they intercepted an American navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea, and demanded that the US end such missions close to Chinese territory.<p>The Chinese jets monitored the US plane from an acceptable distance and …

China

Oklahoma Grand Jury Issues Critical Report After Execution Mistakes

A grand jury began investigating Oklahoma's death penalty methods after multiple botched execution attempts. The jury issued a lengthy critical report, but no one will be indicted for the mistakes.<p>A grand jury investigation into Oklahoma's execution mistakes during 2015 found that the department of …

Corruption

Donald Trump, Apple basher, declares millions in Apple stock

Technically Incorrect: A public financial disclosure document reveals the presumptive Republican nominee, a fierce Apple critic, is an Apple shareholder.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You might be under the impression Donald Trump wants …

Donald Trump

NASA’s Mars rover has measured something in the air that scientists can’t explain

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars, which is usually produced by living organisms on Earth.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Mars Rover

This guy calmly eating pizza during a 20-person restaurant brawl clearly has his priorities straight

We've seen people who were blinded by love fail to recognize imminent danger around them before -- but what about people blinded by food?<p>Twitter user Autumn Collins shared footage of a full-out brawl that broke out at a pizza restaurant in Morgantown, West Virginia on April 24.<p>Only the focus of the …

AOL

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …

These 25 Photos Will Make You Want to Stencil Artwork Onto Your Hair Right Now

This hair color trend might be the prettiest of them all.<p>A new hair color trend blows up on Instagram every other week, to be sure, but with festival season in full swing, the latest one just might be your thing.<p>This trend, brought to life by artist and hairstylist, Janine Ker of Salon Aguayo, …

Hair

Politics and cellphones make strange bedfellows in documentary 'Weiner'

Once again, truth proves stranger than fiction in the raucous and provocative documentary “<p>Weiner.” This absorbing, entertaining film takes a decidedly warts-and-all look at disgraced, seven-term Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner and his propulsive if ill-fated 2013 run for mayor of New York …

Filmmaking

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading countless stacks of books. Yet, despite all these little things, nothing we try really seems to …

The Brain

Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say …

​We Can’t Commit to One Person Because There’s Always Someone Better, Says Science

Confirming what we already know: social media is a plague on relationships.<p><b>Read more: Are Young People Really More Open to Polyamory, or Do We Just Like to Cheat?</b><p>In what comes as zero surprise to anybody under the age of 40, a new study looking at long-term relationships found that the reason we …

Earth, Mars, and the Sun Are Aligning This Weekend to Put on a Beautiful Show

And the moon even has a trick up its sleeve, too.<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a place with a clear sky this weekend, grab your binoculars, because there's going to be a lot to watch this weekend.<p>The Associated Press reports that on Sunday morning, Earth, Mars, and the Sun will be perfectly …