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Over a third of coral is dead in parts of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists say

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>We knew this was coming.<p>For months, coral reef experts have been loudly, and sometimes mournfully, announcing that much of the treasured Great Barrier Reef has been hit by “severe” coral …

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Sponsored Content Ethics for Journalists

A Journalist’s Guide to Sponsored Content Ethics<p><i>This article originally appeared on Current and has been reprinted here with permission.</i><p>Freelancers …

If you’re sick of 'Game of Thrones' spoilers, this Chrome extension will solve your problems

Some people, myself included, have begun comparing the new episodes to a live event like the Academy Awards or the Superbowl. If you don't watch it live Sunday evening, odds are you'll know exactly who won by the next morning. The scope of the series is just too big at this point to expect things …

Graphics in Samsung's next super phone will look much prettier thanks to this chip

You may think your iPhone or Galaxy device works just fine today. But wait until you see what it could do with new chips coming in 2017.<p>Think: better battery life (of course), VR-ready graphics, and the ability to run at peak speeds for an entire game without killing your battery. You would even be …

Acer's Switch 2-in-1 notebooks take aim at the budget-conscious

Acer is aiming for the lower end of the market with two new notebooks announced just ahead of Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. The Switch V 10 and One 10 are both designed with students and the budget-conscious in mind, conveniently priced to compete with Chromebooks, another stab at cornering the …

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

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7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

How to deal with the rising threat of ransomware

Of all the money-making schemes hackers employ, the most prevalent is perhaps ransomware, a malware that is usually delivered through infected email attachments and hacked websites or websites featuring ads. Ransomware encrypts files on a user’s computer and renders them unusable until the victim …

Electronic Skin Can Track Your Health And Fitness

Japanese researchers have taken a step closer to creating electronic skin—e-skin—by employing flexible electronics that can be worn as a second skin for biomedical and other applications. The aim is to have e-skin eventually become as much a part of our daily lives as the clothes we wear.<p>If this …

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Check out these 10 movies that turn 10 years old this year

It's hard to believe it, but it is no longer 2006. Crazy, right?!<p>We are a few months into 2016, and we have some stellar movies lined up. From "Finding Dory" to "Suicide Squad" to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," we are in for a treat! However, instead of harping on the movies that are …

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19 Different Foods That Surprisingly Bloom Beautiful Flowers

In January, we showed you what some of your favorite foods look like growing in their natural habitats. Now, as winter melts into spring, we're looking at some of the most floral-tastic versions of common fruits and vegetables. Did you know that onions, lemons, and soybeans are all flowering …

This New Airplane Technology Could Finally Prevent Jet Lag

LED lights might be the artificial key to preserving our bodily rhythms.<p>For the most part, cures for jet lag are either uncertain or ineffective. Travelers can resort to chugging cups of coffee or imbibing some sort of weird nutritional drink, but more often than not we’re saddled with the …

It’s Cherry Blossom Season: Pictures

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How Men and Women Want Different Things in Retirement

A study finds that men are far more motivated than women to retire so they can spend time with their spouses<p>Spending more quality time with your partner is one reason to retire, right? Well, that may depend on whether you ask a man or a woman—and the difference may be a warning sign for …

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Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

FBI says car hacking is a real risk

If you're not already worried about your car being hacked, you really should be, the US government says.<p>Connected cars are becoming "increasingly vulnerable" to cyberattack, according to an advisory issued Thursday by the FBI and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.<p>They are just …

The Cold War space missions that never happened

From a spacecraft fitted with a gun to a nuclear-powered Mars ship, some Cold War missions came close to flight before being abandoned. But one of them is finally becoming reality.<p>Every jaded space nerd has a dream of where they hoped space exploration would take us. By now I imagined the Earth …

50 Extraordinary Photos From One Year in Space

Some 340 days ago, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station to begin his 11-month mission to explore and help document the effects of longterm spaceflight on the human body. For nearly a year, Kelly has shared his days through some of the most astounding photos of our solar …

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth: Pictures

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Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The world’s most secretive places

From an isolated Pacific island without running water to a James Bond-like spy base in England, these five places are practically off-limits to even the most curious travellers.<p>The most alluring things in life are often those that are off-limits. And as travellers, this means that we’re fascinated …

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Windows Phone sales have almost ground to a halt

Android and iOS now own 98 percent of the smartphone market.<p>Gartner has released its smartphone stats for Q4 2015 and the news is especially bad for Microsoft. In Q4 2014, the software giant owned 2.8 percent of the smartphone market -- not great, but still good enough for around 10 million units …

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Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

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Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, 1st prize singles. Czech Republic's Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Christian …

A Controversial Treatment for Peanut Allergies

Patients get increasing doses of peanuts until they no longer suffer allergic reactions<p>West Hartford, Conn.<p>Peanut M&M dispensers stand in the waiting room of the New England Food Allergy Treatment Center. Hundreds of drawings plaster the walls, almost all done by children with peanut allergies. One …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

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9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

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What We Know About Makeup in Ancient Rome

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>The Romans set high standards in terms …

Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets

<i>NEW YORK (By Amy Tennery, Reuters)</i> – The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets.<p>The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the …