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Disturbing videos reportedly showed up on YouTube Kids

The controversy comes as tech giants face increased scrutiny over algorithms and their vulnerability to abuse.<p>YouTube is under fire for allowing troubling videos to get past its filters on an app designed specifically for younger viewers, according to a report this weekend by The New York Times.<p>The …

Internet

Saudi Aramco warned by lawyers on New York IPO litigation risks: FT

© Reuters. Saudi Aramco warned by lawyers on New York IPO litigation risks: FT<p>(Reuters) - The legal firm working on Saudi Aramco's flotation has …

Saudi Aramco

Here's how to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a beat

So you've decided to dump Facebook.<p>But you're worried. Worried about missing out, struggling to stay connected, or getting left behind by the almost …

Pew Research Center

3D Size Comparison of Everything in the Universe is Awe-Inspiring

Like a cross between the opening credits of <i>Contact</i> and the Simpson’s Universe couch gag, this video gives us an ever expanding look at how the …

Universe

Physicists Calculate Long-Lost Signals Emitted Fractions of a Second After The Big Bang

The hunt for 'oscillons' begins.<p>For the first time, theoretical physicists have calculated the precise frequency of specific gravitational wave …

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

Microsoft And LinkedIn Officially Tie The Knot And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Microsoft and LinkedIn are officially married.</b><p>The tech giant completed its roughly $26 billion acquisition of the social media company this week. (Source: Wall Street Journal)<p><b>Why</b> …

Small Business

This is the iPhone VR headset you’ve been waiting for

Virtual reality on smartphones is still in its infancy, with Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR being the most popular options for those wanting …

Virtual Reality

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, YouTube launch shared terrorist media database

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have launched a shared database of terrorist material uncovered on their networks, in a bid to speed up the …

The Map of Physics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Physics Fit Together

From Newton’s mechanical calculations to Einstein’s general and special relativity to the baffling indeterminacy of quantum mechanics, the discipline …

British Man May Be the First Person Cured of HIV

A 44-year-old man in England is possibly the first person in history to be cured of HIV. Scientists working on an experimental new therapy say that …

One of the key forces behind the bubbles that led to the financial crisis is back

From subprime mortgages to lax regulation over the financial industry, there are many places to lay blame for the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.<p>One of the biggest spots was the global imbalance of current accounts, according to HSBC Chief Economist Janet Henry.<p>The imbalance …

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Twitter Cannot Be Held Liable for ISIS Activity, Judge Says

Federal law protects service providers that merely offer platforms for speech, according to U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco.<p>A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.<p>The families of two men killed in Jordan …

How Your Body Reacts to No Caffiene

Here's a stat that will leave you feeling jittery: According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 90 percent of American adults consume caffeine …

Wellness

14 photographs that prove Yosemite is America's greatest national park

Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek: Why Dogs See Fewer Colors than Humans

“In the nineteenth century, with Maxwell’s Synthesis of the Laws of Electricity and Magnetism, physicists started to realize that what we perceive as …

LinkedIn Deal Shows Social Media's Golden Era Is Over

The heyday of standalone social networking companies may already be in the past.<p>Trumpeting his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered no shortage of rationales for the deal. LinkedIn's vast trove of data showing who in the corporate world …

Bold Statements About The Future By Tech Experts At RISE Conference

Some of the most brilliant minds in the tech scene locally and internationally ventured to the second edition of RISE conference in Hong Kong last week, an event that drew over 8,000 attendees from 88 countries. The audience learnt that many of the innovation leaders have very specific, even …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung's Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind

The IconX earbuds and Gear Fit 2 are truly wireless fitness gadgets<p>When fitness and technology team up, it's rarely elegant —the standard is a smartphone strapped to your arm, and a pair of wired earbuds.<p>To build out its ecosystem of smartphone peripherals, Samsung has released two new fitness …

Consumer Tech

Around the world in 7 recipes

Travel the globe without leaving the kitchen with this sample of the delicious delights always available on the Wanderlust site.<p>1. Spicy Shrimp …

The Best Places to Go For Animal Encounters

Gorilla tracking in Uganda, shark diving in Fiji, tracking turtles in Nevis—if you’re into animals, we’ve found the best places to see them. Some are …

How ISIS recruits online — using encryption, chat rooms and even dating sites

When Sheera Frenkel started observing ISIS online, she was surprised by how ordinary the conversations were. “They use a lot of emojis,” Frenkel says. “A lot of these channels are just a bunch of dudes mansplaining the Internet to each other.”<p>Frenkel is BuzzFeed’s cybersecurity reporter, and she’s …

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 …

Processed Meat

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

Oil companies' coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.<p>In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. …

Climate

It's Not All Genes: Getting Evolution Right When Explaining Human Behavior

One thing I've always loved about anthropology is its commitment to understanding humans by bringing to bear two divergent perspectives: evolutionary science, aimed at understanding the contribution of biology to our behavior, and field ethnography, a process whereby the anthropologist works to …

Anthropology

Barbequed Cabbage Recipe

"This is a delicious way to use up cabbage, and a great way to make someone a cabbage lover!"<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 head cabbage, cut into thick shreds<p>1/2 …

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos—Again

Just one year after scientists in China made history by modifying the DNA of human embryos, a second team of Chinese researchers has done it again. …