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One weird thing about eclipses you’ve probably never noticed

Some drawings to explain the August eclipse's trajectory.<p>This summer, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will cut a path across the mainland United States. On August 21, everyone in North America will be able to watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blotting out some or all of …

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like in one image.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA.<p>He created the image below that shows the observable …

7 apps that won't make your kids dumber

Smart apps for your smartphone.<p>BrainPop uses animated movies, games, and quizzes to teach children subjects ranging from science and math to arts and music. In the science category, kids can choose subjects as broad as the nature of the universe or zoom into specifics like Dolly, the first cloned …

Apps

Facebook found a new way to identify spam and false news articles in your News Feed

People who post 50-plus times per day are likely sharing spam or false news, Facebook says.<p>Facebook has a new way of identifying false news and spam in users’ feeds, and it’s changing its News Feed algorithm again to try and remove that content from view.<p>Facebook claims that users who post a lot — …

Social Media

Google’s new experiment, Triangle, lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones. The new Android app, called Triangle, is currently being tested in the Philippines, and lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most …

Trump’s FCC is going to start moving much faster

With the flurry of changes happening at the FCC over the past few months, it may be hard to believe that the commission has been short staffed the entire time. But since the beginning of the Trump administration, the FCC has been missing two key positions and the associated staffers that support …

GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

Peter W. Smith portrayed the former general as an ally in an effort, independent of the Trump campaign, to find personal emails deleted by Hillary Clinton<p>WASHINGTON—Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he …

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Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration

Three investigative journalists at CNN have resigned after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between a Russian investment fund and an American financier who is an adviser to President Trump.<p>Those departing are a past Pulitzer Prize winner, a finalist for the …

3 Chicago cops charged with conspiracy, obstruction in Laquan McDonald shooting

Three current or former Chicago Police officers have been indicted on state charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct for allegedly trying to "conceal the true facts" in the fatal police-involved shooting death of Laquan McDonald, prosecutors announced Tuesday.<p>A Cook County …

The bizarre behavior of black holes can now be studied in laboratories

A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space — is also true for cold helium atoms that …

Quantum Physics

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

Physics

Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing.<p>Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it’s become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, …

Social Media

Deion Sanders, Koch brothers commit $21 million to fight poverty

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders announced plans Saturday to join forces with the conservative Koch brothers to launch a new $21 million venture to work on anti-poverty programs in Dallas.<p>The project, called Prime 5, will expand the Kochs’ work with two existing Dallas …

Facebook testing tools to help protect against picture theft

Facebook sees profile pictures as an important way to help people find each other on the social media platform, but in India, there's a problem: A growing number of women don't feel comfortable uploading their pictures due to concerns over photo theft.<p>That's why Facebook announced a new feature …

Social Media

Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data, Officials Say

The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more extensive than previously reported, including at least one successful attempt to …

Donald Trump

The Number One Diet Recommended by Harvard and Hollywood

Science has shown that this diet improves your waistline while lengthening your life.<p>As a kid, the goal for most of us was to eat as much candy and cookies as possible without getting in trouble. And then that ends. Reality eventually demands that we make more thoughtful decisions about how we eat. …

Holistic Medicine

Want to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet? Here's How

By Alexandra Rowles<p>Consuming too much added sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It can have many negative effects on your …

Nutrition

I Am Heath Ledger: 15 things we learned from the Spike TV documentary

<i>I Am Heath Ledger</i>, the beautiful and heartbreaking documentary that premiered on Spike TV Wednesday, details the life and soul of the gone-too-soon …

Conor McGregor, UFC Come to Terms; Ready to Start with Negotiations with Floyd

Conor McGregor has confirmed he has signed a contract to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and is waiting for the boxer to sign "in the coming days."<p>Per TheMacLife.com's John Balfe, The Notorious said in a statement, "It is an honour to sign this record-breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The …

Android Instant Apps are finally ready for prime-time, available to all developers

Last year’s Google I/O brought Android Instant Apps, which give people the ability to play around with apps without the need to actually download them. Since then, Instant Apps were put on the back burner, but it looks like they are finally ready for developers to tinker away.<p>In a nutshell, Instant …

Apps

FCC Eyes Repeal of Net Neutrality, Dividing Internet Industry

Proposed changes have drawn more than 1.6 million public comments<p>Ahead of a Federal Communications Commission vote Thursday to begin the process of …

Net Neutrality

Koch network to launch major campaign for tax reform

The political network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is about to embark on a multimillion-dollar campaign for comprehensive …

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a …

5 things to watch in Trump’s financial disclosures

President Donald Trump may boast about it, but he won’t be breaking new ground by releasing updated financial disclosure forms one year before it’s required.<p>Every president since Ronald Reagan has done the same.<p>Still, his 2016 disclosure to the Federal Election Commission—expected out as soon as …

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qualcomm uses its dominant position in the mobile …

Mobile

Trump claims absolute immunity from D.C. wine bar's lawsuit | Reuters

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. president has “absolute immunity” from a lawsuit by owners of the Cork Wine Bar in Washington, D.C., who claim that his ownership of a nearby hotel constitutes unfair competition.<p>The Cork Wine Bar restaurant is seen in Washington, …

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WhatsApp quietly added encryption to iCloud backups

WhatsApp has quietly beefed up the security of an iCloud backup feature for users of its messaging service — potentially closing a loophole that could enable otherwise end-to-end encrypted messages to become accessible in a readable form. Such as via a subpoena of Apple, which holds the encryption …

Will GOP constituency groups wake up to Trump’s executive order scam?

President Trump is a man who knows the value of a good public performance to make something seem like a bigger deal than it really is. But a Rose Garden ceremony he conducted yesterday — not the one you’re thinking of, but another one — raises an interesting question: How long can he convince …

Facebook announces steps against fake news during general election

Fact-checking initiative and bogus account deletions among moves, but scepticism remains over whether firm is doing enough<p>Facebook has announced moves to help suppress fake news during the UK general election, starting with the deletion of tens of thousands of bogus profiles.<p>The US social media …

Fake News