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Scientists Have More Bad News for People Who Like Bacon and Alcohol

According to a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund, eating 50 grams of processed meat or drinking three alcoholic drinks day could lead to stomach cancer.<p>Does anyone dare eat meat nowadays? After the World Health Organisation (WHO) compared ham sandwiches to cigarettes and researchers at …

Five planets will align in the predawn sky tomorrow, awakening Titans and office workers alike

Gulp<p>It must be time to unleash the Titans: five of the planets in our Solar System will align diagonally in the predawn night sky starting tomorrow morning. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be visible with the naked eye starting January 20th and lasting until about February …

Astronomy

Twitter warns of government 'hacking'

<b>Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by "state-sponsored actors".</b><p>It is the first time that the social media company has issued such a warning.<p>Twitter emailed users to say that the hackers may have sought their email or IP addresses, or phone …

Nintendo invents a gamepad dominated by its touchscreen

Nintendo has said precious little about its plans for the NX (other than that it won't be like a Wii U), but it <i>might</i> have hinted at what's coming through some recent paperwork. The console maker has filed for a patent on a gamepad design where a touchscreen would cover the entire front panel. You'd …

Retrogaming

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

Elon Musk Backs $1 Billion Artificial Intelligence Research Group

Elon Musk and other technology giants have chipped in $1 billion toward researching artificial intelligence to “benefit humanity,” the business …

Finland might pay everyone in the country 800 euros a month

<b>How it would work</b><p>Social benefit systems are complex and more often than not bureaucratic. The Finnish proposal, and others like it, seek to simplify those expenses by doing away with complex benefit systems.<p>The Finnish proposal, slated to be finalized in 2016, will first be rolled out as a hybrid …

Banksy takes on migrant crisis with Steve Jobs image

LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy has taken on the migrant crisis in a new mural at a migrant camp in France.<p>The elusive graffiti artist has …

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …