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People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Alabama Governor Dogged By Sex Scandal Bought 'Burner' Cellphones: Report

Gov. Robert Bentley changed cellphones frequently, a former top aide says.<p><b>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley denies an affair with a former staffer and has refused calls to resign.</b>• <b><br>Bentley bought disposable cellphones at a Best Buy, according to a new report.</b>• <b><br>Public records show fewer than a dozen text</b> …

Walgreens just asked Theranos to stop using its Northern California lab to test blood

The largest drug-retailing chain in the US said on Thursday that it has told the blood-testing company to stop using its Newark, California, lab to run tests. It's also suspending its Theranos Wellness Center services in Palo Alto, California, "effective immediately."<p>The Newark lab handled tests …

Evidence suggests huge ninth planet exists past Pluto at solar system's edge

As science often does, it began with a “huh?” Some distant objects far beyond Pluto were behaving very oddly. The orbits of a handful of space rocks had aligned for no apparent reason. Though stumped at first, astronomers now have an explanation: a huge ninth planet at the edge of the solar …

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Ashley Madison hack data reportedly released, including credit cards and employer data

Attention, 37 million users of the notorious affair website Ashley Madison: time to start sweating. According to a report from Ars Technica, the personal data pilfered during the hack is now available online, released as a BitTorrent file earlier today.<p>According to the report, a 10GB file chock …

Rolling Stone retracts rape report, apologizes after 'painful' review

Rolling Stone magazine retracted a discredited story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia after a devastating independent review by Columbia University deemed it a "journalistic failure that was avoidable."<p>"The report was painful reading, to me personally and to all of us at …

With Amazon's New Device, You Can "Buy With 1-Click" IRL

SCARY: spend your $$ online without touching a single screen.<p>So if you're out of say, diapers, you'd tap your Huggies Dash Button and expect a package to arrive within 48 hours.<p>Don't worry about button-happy babies ordering 112 units of paper towels. After the Dash Button is tapped the second time …

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