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Do you own your data and have free rein? The answer in an Internet of things, cloud world may surprise you

The great big data land grab is on, and the Internet of Things is going to make ownership even more complicated. Get ready for a few ownership spats …

Internet of Things

What is a data scientist? A key data analytics role and a lucrative career

What is a data scientist?Data scientists are responsible for discovering insights from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data to help …

Big Data

20 Surreal Places to See the Clearest, Bluest Water on Earth

About 70 percent of the planet is covered in water. Oceans, seas, mountains lakes and jungle lagoons attract thousands of tourists because of their …

I communicated like Cher for the day and people didn't know what to make of it

LONDON — Cher, if you're reading this, I want you to know that your tweet game is seriously fierce.<p>On Twitter, Cher is outspoken. She's political. …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Psychology

What a Woman's Brain Looks Like When She Orgasms

You know how it feels like a little explosion happens in your brain when you orgasm? Well, that <i>is</i> kind of what's happening up there. A video recently dug up by IFL Science shows an fMRI scan of a woman in the throes of passion, and it's pretty much what you'd expect: bright colors …

Mesmerizing Astronomy Photos Are The Best Of 2015

If you have ever questioned the enormity and the drama of our universe, these photos will set you straight.<p>The Royal Museums Greenwich in London selected these 17 stunning images, from more than 2,700 entries, to be considered for their annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition. The …

Astronomy