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Your smart speakers are listening to you. Here's how to delete their recordings.

Keep your data to yourself.<p>Your friendly neighborhood smart speaker can do everything from dictate recipes to control door locks. On the less positive side, it's also capable of eavesdropping on your conversations and activities. What's a privacy-concerned citizen to do?<p>To better predict your …

Here’s The New Show You Should Watch This Week

A great show joins the weekly ranking this week.<p>Streamline recommends the second season premiere of “Dear White People” as the new show you should watch this week.<p>Although Netflix Originals have often dominated the weekly Streamline ranking, this is the first Netflix standout to join in awhile.<p>This …

Study Finds Surprising Effect of Victoria’s Secret Perfume

Wearers of a particular Victoria’s Secret fragrance might be getting an added benefit beyond just a nice scent.<p>According to a new study by researchers at New Mexico State University, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum performs better than some commercially sold mosquito repellents.<p>Photo …

Determined cat occupies British supermarket shelf like he owns the place

LONDON — We all know that cats secretly control the world, so if one decides to wander into its local supermarket and make a temporary home on one of …

5 Of The Most Divine Potato Recipes In Existence

Each of these sides is so outrageously good, you'll want to upgrade them to entrée level.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Sides So Tasty You Won't Even Care About The Entree

Homemade Scallion Pancakes Are Way Easier Than You Think

When I moved away to college, scallion pancakes were one of the first foods I learned to make. My parents used to always laugh when I ordered this dish in restaurants (in China, they're eaten as street food but not at fine dining restaurants).<p>Related: 16 Savory Pancakes and Waffles to Eat for …

Bjork Rallies Against Icelandic Government Over Endangered Wilderness

Last August, the Icelandic pop star Björk cancelled the final dates of her 2015 tour, including a closing-night homecoming performance at this year’s …

National Parks

15 ways to stay focused all day, according to scientists

We've all had days where we can't seem to focus, asking that question too many times to count. For some of us, those days are more common than we'd like.<p>Whether it's fatigue, distractions, lack of motivation, or something else entirely, our inability to focus digs a hole in our productivity and, …

Competing bacteria in gut maintain health - study

<b>Competition between different bacteria species in the gut is what keeps humans healthy, a study has suggested.</b><p>The research, published in the journal Science, uses mathematical theory to suggest how microbes in the gut maintain stability.<p>Scientists previously thought bacteria were cooperating, but …

NASA Just Revealed the First Finds from Mars Probe MAVEN

Apparently, Mars has an enormous version of the Northern Lights.<p>The first round of official results are in from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe, which launched in November 2013 and arrived at Mars in September 2014 to study the Red Planet's mysterious atmosphere. One of …

How To Buy Better Bacon

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that eating bacon, along with other processed meats, is now considered a cancer threat on par with smoking, the Internet erupted in a collective gasp. One of the all-time favorite breakfast foods (or dinner foods, or even snack foods, really), was …

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

Researchers have found which apps share the most data with third party sites

"Our results show that many mobile apps share potentially sensitive user data with third parties, and that they do not need visible permission requests to access the data," the research states.<p>The researchers looked at 110 apps in total — half Android, half iOS — on two separate dates, noting where …

Millennials reaching middle age and starting to earn real money | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millennials are starting to earn real money. The oldest of them are pushing 35 years old, an age that is considered by some to be – OMG – middle age.<p>Anna Miranda shops for clothes at Crossroads Trading Company, which buys and sells used clothing, in San Francisco in San …

Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Quantum Mechanics

Photos of LAX From the 1980s Show Gritty Side of Travel

Remember the good old days of passenger aviation, when stylish travelers breezed through security and arrived calmly at their destinations, not a single hair out of place? Neither do I.<p>As a travel writer and native Angeleno, I cut my teeth on the travel industry during the 1980s, when my parents …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color

The discovery of<br>Tutankhamun, in color<p>Unboxing King Tut, the boy pharoah<p>November 1925<p>Jan. 4, 1924<p>In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter …

Archaeology

Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Many people have been asking about this viral math problem where a student is asked to use the repeated addition strategy on 5 x 3. The student is marked incorrect for responding 5 + 5 + 5 instead of 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.<p><i>It seems a little absurd, doesn't it?</i><p>Math grading today...<p><b>Equals Versus</b> …

Video: Now NASA can see what the surface of the sun actually looks like

The surface of the sun is a constantly erupting landscape of super-hot plasma, but scientists on Earth are blocked from getting a good look at it by our planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field. So in 2010, NASA launched an observatory to study the sun from space.<p>The Solar Dynamics Observatory orbits …

Magnetism

20 Delicious Meals To Make With English Muffins

Pizza, for one.<p>The greatest thing about English muffin recipes -- aside from the fact that it means you get to eat English muffins -- is that they are downright simple to make. Because when we say English muffin recipes, we don't mean whipping up these griddled breads from scratch. Nope, we're …

7 Things Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Raising a Biracial Child

The dynamics of our country are changing. Biracial and multiracial individuals are slowly becoming the majority, yet there are few resources addressing how to educate and parent them. We like to say that everyone is the same, however ignoring our differences rather than embracing them, doesn't …

Funny Videos

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Privacy

Micromanaging Every Move: Inside a Coercive Control Relationship

<b>Coercive Contro</b>l is not about one partner simply being "bossy" or "a nag;" it's about domination.<p>Controlling people often micromanage their partners' everyday life -- restricting their activities and planning their time with a detailed schedule. Abusers try to govern how their partners express …

Porn stars detail their grossest tales from the set

Want to get spooked? Nothing is as scary as being naked in a room full of people who watch in horror as you accidentally lose control of your …

Lifestyle

These Alien Glass Paintings Hide An Awesome Optical Illusion Inside

Inspired by micro-organisms, anemones, and undersea plants, German glass painter Wilfried Grootens is such a master of his craft that by simply turning one of his cubic paintings to the side, the “three-dimensional” creations trapped inside completely disappear.<p>The effect is remarkable, even if …

Painting

Cat rings bell to go trick-or-treating because cats are in charge of us

Halloween is fun for humans, but what about our canine and feline family members?<p>Japanese Twitter user @b_ru_ru decided that just because his cat …

'Death to America' is not meant for people, Iran's supreme leader says

The slogan "Death to America" is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran's supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday.<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan while meeting with Iranian students ahead of the anniversary of the takeover …

South Asia