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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gives 3 Reasons Why Humans Are Still So Ignorant About The Universe

How did we even get here?<p>We have nanobots that swim inside our bodies and monitor our vital organs. We have autonomous robots that work alongside …

Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe—here's what it is

Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory …

Physics

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

Closer to a cure: CRISPR cuts HIV from its cellular hideout

Last year, researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh unveiled a proof-of-concept study that described how the CRISPR-Cas9 …

Genetic Engineering

Researchers Use Beer Waste to Make Batteries

A win-win for breweries and battery makers.<p>Beer and batteries aren't two things you'd consider in a symbiotic relationship. But new research from the University of Colorado in Boulder has developed a new bio-manufacturing process that can essentially turn a brewery's wastewater into a fungal pool …

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Cyndi Lauper

Russia says ceasefire at risk after US bombing of Syrian troops

Moscow’s decision to call a UN security council meeting to discuss US-led strikes that killed Syrian soldiers was ‘cynical’, US ambassador says<p>Russia has warned there is a “very big question mark” over a precarious ceasefire in Syria less than a week old after the US bombing of Syrian army …

Middle East

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

Employees in fields such as customer service and transportation face a ‘disruptive tidal wave’ of automation in the not-too-distant future<p>By 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That’s just …

Customer Service

Only 3 percent of games shown at E3 keynotes featured female protagonists

Just two titles had female leads<p>Of 59 new video games showcased at this year's E3, only 3 percent featured exclusively female protagonists, according to a survey compiled by gaming nonprofit Feminist Frequency. In other words, just two games — <i>ReCore</i> and <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> — have female leads, while …

Feminism

Six Foods That Increase Or Decrease Your Risk Of Cancer

If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts. Most cases …

Cancer

Pakistani woman dies after being set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old Pakistani schoolteacher died Wednesday from injuries after her body was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal, police said.<p>The perpetrators beat Maria Abbasi, then drenched her in petrol and set her body ablaze before leaving her for dead, her …

Pakistan

GCHQ chief apologises for 'horrifying' treatment of Alan Turing

Robert Hannigan says archaic attitudes persisted for decades after Turing was hounded over his sexuality<p>The director of GCHQ has apologised for historic prejudice against gay people by the agency and the “horrifying” treatment of Alan Turing.<p>Robert Hannigan said the secret service failed to learn …

Secret Service