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Silicon Valley Falls to Earth

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress, the cultural attitude toward technology is dramatically shifting.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg rehearsed the manic routine of a presidential candidate last year, he was of sound mind. Electoral success may have ultimately been beyond his …

Silicon Valley

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.<p>The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," had …

Internet

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

University of Michigan

CRISPR Is Already Changing Our World, Here's How

Deleting heart conditions out of embryos.<p>Even if you have no idea how it works or what the letters stand for, chances are you've at least heard of …

CRISPR

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

Why I'm Giving Up on Understanding My Racist White Relative

A perfectly nice, 70-year-plus, elderly white man in a rural part of New England posts an alt-right-themed digital meme to his Facebook page, …

Donald Trump

Trump's enemy is not your friend: why we shouldn't defend Amazon

Why must we choose between the worst president of our lifetimes and one of the most rapacious corporate enterprises in the country?<p>President Trump last week resumed his campaign of critical tweets about the online retailer Amazon, which he accuses of paying too little in taxes and of getting too …

Donald Trump

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Surveillance

Donald Trump Mocked After He Can't Quite Describe The White House

"There really is no name for it."<p>President Donald Trump on Monday couldn’t seem to figure out how to describe the White House.<p>Speaking before the …

Donald Trump

Wheat and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an unfortunate disease of the brain. A progressive disorder, it often presents with social withdrawal, paranoia, hearing voices, …

Neuroscience

The Republicans Are Clinging Frantically to Power

The GOP is desperately seeking to build a wall around its power, fearing its imminent erosion as a host of forces—demographic, cultural, and …

Roy Moore

How did what could be the largest human organ elude us until 2018?

Back when he was a young student in medical school some 30 years ago, pathologist Neil Theise wasn't taught much about a common, widespread …

Wake Forest University

This Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured Tumours in Mice, And Human Trials Have Now Started

Yes!<p>An injectable "vaccine" delivered directly to tumours in mice has been found to eliminate all traces of those tumours, cancer researchers have …

Immune System

7 Ways To Tell The Difference Between Early-Onset Dementia And Age-Related Memory Loss

As you get older, you may find that you forget information more easily, which might send you into a panic. But just because your memory isn't as …

Memory Loss

Ibuprofen could stop Alzheimer's, say researchers

You may have taken ibuprofen today, be it to ease a headache or alleviate back pain. But there might be more to this common medication than pain …

Dementia

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

The Brain

Being Exposed to Even a Small Amount of Light During Sleep is Linked to Depression

It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research.<p>A study published recently in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> found …

Sleep

Straight Men Who Have Sex with Other Men, Part One

For the majority of the twentieth century research on lesbians and gay men focused on a circumscribed number of topics based on an understanding of …

LGBTQI

Donald Trump's Voters Are Just as Selfish as You'd Suspect

The political corpse that is the 2016 presidential election continues to reveal its secrets. The newest revelation? Donald Trump's public supported …

Donald Trump

A psychologist explains how Trump won mindless loyalty from millions of Americans

Many Trump supporters are proud of their absolute faith in him. You see it in the way they beam proudly when they tell reporters that they’d support …

Donald Trump

Jim Carrey Painted A Terrifying Portrait Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

You might not have known this about Jim Carrey, but in addition to his wide-ranging acting portfolio, he dabbles in other forms of the visual arts …

Jim Carrey

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Your Dog Knows How You Feel—Here’s How

A recent study reveals dogs are more intuitive than we thought.<p>Does it ever seem like your dog is in tune with your emotions? You may be on to something.<p>In new experiments, dogs showed signs of understanding whether a human or a dog was happy or mad based on facial expressions and vocalizations.<p>The …

This Dog Looks Like A Human — And It's Making People Uncomfortable

"This is deeply unsettling..."<p>World, meet Yogi — an adorable pup whose appearance certainly has a lot of people talking.<p>Notice anything <i>unusual</i> about …

The Disruption of White Supremacy

Imagine the end of the United States."Disruption" is an important word to add to a discussion of ending colonialism. It could happen like this: …

Trump Declares “Trade Wars Are Good,” Immediately Gets Brutal Awakening

World leaders, corporate America, and members of his own administration have basically told the president to get bent.<p>Early Friday morning, shortly before tweeting casting tips to <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> sent this statement out into the universe:<p>It’s disturbing on a number of levels, not …

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP …

Donald Trump

Dog Whose Owner Died Wouldn't Look At Anyone — Until He Met This Man

“He was just facing a corner, wouldn’t look at anybody, wouldn’t respond to his name and was really having a tough time with losing everything he had …

VR Headset Specs Compared: PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, And More

There's a wide selection of VR headsets out on the market, which can make it difficult to parse which one is right for you with varied pricing and spec information. That's why we've compiled comprehensive lists below that break down resolution, refresh rate, and other specs across all the major VR …

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

Televisions