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India’s political parties have mined voters’ psychographic data for years

The Cambridge Analytica controversy is unlikely to die down soon as it touches a series of important democratic nerves. First, it concerns our ability to freely exercise our civic rights and duties. The fear of manipulation through data casts a cloud of suspicion over the sanctity of elections, …

Cambridge Analytica

How close are we to video-recording our dreams?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although most of us dream four to six times a night, we forget 90% of our dreams 10 minutes after they end.<p>Dreams are designed to be forgotten, explained Antonio Zadra, a psychology professor at the Université de Montréal. It's "very important to not confuse dream experiences with …

Stephen King

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Every State, According to TripAdvisor

<i>This slideshow originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>Whether you’ve planned a trip or you’re making a pit stop on a long drive, a new city has a lot to …

A Nasal Spray That Shoots Nanosized Opioids to the Brain May Help People Avoid Addiction

As doctors and scientists struggle to turn the tide of the opioid crisis, which killed more than 63,000 Americans in 2016, there are others looking …

Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation

The Pentagon is trying to determine whether American forces involved in a deadly ambush in Niger this month diverted from their routine patrol to embark on an unapproved mission, military officials said on Friday.<p>The questions have come up because the American and Nigerien soldiers on the patrol …

Military

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Albert Einstein

The total eclipse brought a few minutes of darkness for some. But if it's just inky blackness you seek, here's where to go

When the moon blots out the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, 12 states in its path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina, will be plunged into darkness for a few minutes.<p>The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 8:45 a.m. Pacific time and start to darken the sky at the first …

National Parks

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 …