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5 notable themes from Mark Zuckerberg’s opening testimony

From new ways of protecting its users to the never-ending problem of security, here are the greatest hits from Zuck’s prepared remarks before Congress.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is headed to Congress, but we already have a sneak peak at his opening testimony.<p>He's scheduled to appear at a joint …

Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg should quit as Facebook chairman, according to shareholder with a $1 billion stake

An official who oversees investments for New York City's pension funds thinks Mark Zuckerberg should step down as Facebook's chairman.<p>Scott Stringer, New York City's comptroller, called for an overhaul of Facebook's board after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He made the comments to CNBC, and we …

Hubble space telescope captures image of most distant star ever seen

It might look like a tiny speck amid a bejewelled vista of the universe, but scientists say a pinprick of light in an image captured by the Hubble space telescope is the most distant individual star ever seen that is not a supernova.<p>The team behind the find say the light was emitted from the star – …

Universe

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

'The Incredibles' actually takes place decades ago — here's the moment that proves it

"The Incredibles" is getting a sequel this year, 14 years after the original movie came out in 2004.<p>If you haven't watched the movie in a while, you may think the Pixar classic takes place in the early 2000s, when it came out. After all, Mr. Incredible works on a computer, and some high-tech …

Here's How Drinking Hot Tea Could Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol both raise your risk for developing esophageal cancer, which affects the tube connecting the throat …

Top 10 Comments of the Week: Flamethrowers, Netflix, YEEZY Season 6 & More

With Balenciaga dropping a series of offensive footwear options, from a pair of $670 pool slides to these unbelievable Platform Clogs in …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

How chilly water might change emergency medicine forever

For more than 50 years, doctors have sought to exploit the protective effects of cold on the human body, and therapeutic hypothermia to chill a patient's body temperature by a few degrees is now used for conditions ranging from heart failure to brain injury.<p>But at the University of Maryland in …

Medicine