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Psst, Secret's anonymous sharing app finally arrives on Android

Up until now, Android users had to stew in envy as their iOS colleagues delighted in juicy rumors and salacious stories revealed on Secret, an app that lets you share confidential information under the veil of anonymity. Other anonymous sharing apps, like Whisper, exist on Android already of …

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

<b>(IM_photo via Shutterstock)</b><p>With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge<p>George McIntire<p>February 16, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The city of San Francisco holds a unique and storied place in liberal America. It’s the place where radically …

The new 'drug talk': Parents in legal pot states rethink message

In retrospect, former first lady Nancy Reagan made the parental “pot talk” a bit easier with her "Just Say No" anti-drug message of the 1980s.<p>But now that marijuana is legal in both Washington state and Colorado, parents are finding that talking to kids about pot is a more complicated conversation. …

Cannabis

Bill Gates predicts there will be almost no poor countries by 2035

• “Poor countries are doomed to stay poor.”<br>• “Foreign aid is a big waste.”<br>• “Saving lives leads to overpopulation.”

Bill Gates

Britain Is Threatening to Leave EU

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (here he is being booed at the 2012 …

Here's What These Record Low Temperatures Say About Global Warming

As the frigid polar vortex makes itself at home over a giant swath of the country, it's also serving as fodder for all those equally unwelcome climate change deniers. Despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree that man-made climate change is happening, the likes of Donald Trump say many …

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

<b>(Nejron Photo, Fotokostic via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Lina Khan<p>December 29, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need …

ACA overshadows cap and trade

Washington’s political atmospherics couldn’t be much worse for taking on big, complicated things after the bungled Obamacare launch. One unlucky and little noticed casualty: climate change.<p>A sweeping cap-and-trade bill, like the kind that died in President Barack Obama’s first term, remains the …

When Will We Become Interstellar?

<i>Dr. Ian O’Neill is one of the coolest scientists we know, so we sat him down at the YouTube spaces and asked him a real zinger – when will we humans</i> …

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