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WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick

How many people specifically know where you are right now? Some friends and family? Your coworkers, maybe? If you're using a Windows laptop or PC you …

While Hardly Anyone Notices, the GOP Is Gutting Regulations to Help Big Business

Congress is rolling back Obama-era rules governing pollution from coal mines, oil-drilling emissions, and more.<p>For the past couple weeks, the news cycle has fixated on the protests and court battles kicked off by Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders on refugees, immigrants, and travelers to the …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

SpaceX's Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal

It's make or break time for SpaceX.<p>The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is planning to launch a clutch of communications satellites to orbit …

From colonizing Titan to raising geniuses: 2016’s most popular science stories

Readers loved everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex<p>It was a momentous year in science: Astronomers detected gravitational waves for the first time, Zika virus spread around the globe and drought accompanied war to fuel a mass migration of …

West Coast states to fight climate change even if Trump does not | Reuters

CORONADO, Calif. (Reuters) - The governors of the three U.S. West Coast states on Tuesday vowed to step up their efforts to fight climate change in the face of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has dismissed global warming as a hoax.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown …

Jerry Brown

Jon Stewart on the Election: ‘Donald Trump Is a Reaction Not Just to Democrats’ (Watch)

Jon Stewart is making the press rounds to promote his new oral history of the 16 years he spent at the helm of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” but …

Bernie Sanders tells Stephen Colbert what Trump did right, and why his success isn't so huge

Stephen Colbert had Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday's <i>Late Show</i>, and he began by saying that the former Democratic presidential candidate was the person …

The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11

The secret ‘28 pages’ are just the start. The FBI has another 80,000 classified documents, many of which deal with Saudi connections to the 9/11 …

Obama Administration

Once unthinkable in US, drug shoot-up rooms get serious look

Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints — because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.<p>An alarming 47,000 American overdose deaths in 2014 — 60 percent from heroin and related …

Edward Snowden: 'I'm not an unhappy ending' for future whistleblowers

Speaking at a conference Snowden refused to be seen as a warning sign to future leakers, saying of his time in Russia: ‘I am actually more effective now’<p>It’s not hard to argue that Edward Snowden is a warning to future leakers of government secrets. He’s stuck in Russia. Can only show up at parties …

Surveillance

Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy?

As oil prices bottom out and fossil fuels no longer offer strong returns, investment dollars are starting to move to renewable energy<p>Divestment – the decision to voluntarily reduce one’s fossil fuel investments – has been a hot button topic of discussion since 2011, when university students began …

Fossil Fuels

US government jet lay in wait for Snowden in Copenhagen

Danish government reveals agreement to cooperate over extradition in the event whistleblower arrived in Scandinavia<p>A US government jet was lying in wait in Copenhagen to extradite the whistleblower Edward Snowden if he had come to Scandinavia after fleeing to Moscow in June 2013, the Danish …

Surveillance

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources

If we want it, the road could literally be paved to a renewable energy future. A pilot test of the technology turned out a great success.<p>One year after a bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels, it’s generating more power than predicted–and the designers are convinced …

Clean Energy

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Newly-Discovered Geoglyphs Are So Big, NASA Is Helping Study Them From Space

Turgai, Kazakhstan might not look like much besides wide, sweeping plains. But over the past few years, archaeologists have revealed more than 200 …

Researchers at Large Hadron Collider are confident to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

The astoundingly complex LHC “atom smasher” at the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its maximum energy levels ever in an …

The Supreme Court could kill Tesla's plan to revolutionize the smart grid

On April 30, Tesla’s (TSLA) Elon Musk took the stage in California to introduce the company’s Powerwall battery energy storage system, which he hopes …

The 10 cushiest first class plane cabins in the world

Flying might consist of long hours, but that doesn't mean it has to be a miserable experience.<p>AirlineRatings.com rates airlines on everything from the level of comfort they provide to passengers to how safe their carriers are, and they recently ranked the top ten airlines with the best first class …

Illegal wind turbine leaves green energy entrepreneur spinning in jail

A Minnesota green energy entrepreneur has been in jail since Friday all because of a wind turbine that once stood on his property.<p>Jay Nygard, founder of Go Green Energy, built the 29-foot-high turbine, which has been likened to a giant eggbeater, on his Orono, Minn., property in 2010 despite being …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Islam

Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for broad policing reform - including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers - and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right …

Ben Carson: Big Bang A Fairy Tale, Theory Of Evolution Encouraged By The Devil

"I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary, and it has become what is scientifically, politically correct."<p>In a speech delivered in 2012, Ben Carson said the big bang theory was part of the "fairy tales" pushed by "highfalutin …

Ben Carson

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in an year.<p>To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy:<p><b>Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth</b>. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it!<p>In …

Renewable Energy

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Encryption might be the reason we've never heard from aliens, says Snowden

Edward Snowden thinks he might have an answer to the Fermi paradox — the cosmological puzzle of why, given that the universe is so very old and so very big, we haven't heard from any aliens yet. Speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's <i>StarTalk</i> podcast (the relevant section starts …

Boston's 'Baby Doe' identified; mother and man face charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her name was Bella, a child whose very name means beauty, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Friday.<p>For 85 days -- since her remains were found, wrapped in a trash bag on a rocky shoreline in Boston Harbor -- the young girl had been known only as "Baby Doe."<p>The mystery of …

Crime