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Facebook faces criticism amid claims it breached ethical guidelines with study

Facebook's experiment in which it tweaked the words used in nearly 700,000 users' news feeds to see if it affected their emotions breached ethical guidelines, say independent researchers.<p>"This is bad, even for Facebook," said James Grimmelmann, professor of law at the University of Maryland, who …

Scientists Discover A Mouse-Like Mammal Related To Elephants

The new species of elephant shrew, given the scientific name Macroscelides micus, inhabits an ancient volcanic formation in Namibia and sports red fur that helps it blend in with the color of its rocky surroundings, said John Dumbacher, one of a team of biologists behind the discovery.<p>Genetic …

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Puzzling X-rays in Perseus might point to dark matter

Astronomers have detected a mysterious X-ray anomaly that might be a signal of dark matter, the elusive, invisible stuff that makes up most of our …

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Photog Hopes to Mass-Produce Chemically Altered Film with Help from Kickstarter

It was almost a year ago to the date that we featured the work of photographer Matther Cetta. In a series titled <i>Photogenic Alchemy</i>, he took rolls of …

Cops: Would-Be School Shooter Admits Being 'Really Mentally Ill'

A Minnesota 17-year-old accused of planning a school shooting carefully outlined to police how he intended to massacre his family and school friends …

Judge strikes down Indiana's ban on gay marriage

A federal judge today struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, saying the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause.<p>U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling did not have a stay on it and couples began getting married immediately.<p>The Indiana attorney general's office said it …

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US government prepares to auction $17m of seized Silk Road bitcoins

The US government is preparing to auction off more than 29,000 bitcoins seized from the Silk Road website when its alleged chief Ross Ulbricht was arrested, in a move that could net it over $17m.<p>Ulbricht, 30, was arrested in October 2013, charged with running the Silk Road, then the world's biggest …

4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Launch Simultaneously

Both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models are set to go into production next month, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>, and Apple may launch both sizes of the new device at the same time.<p>Apple is ramping up on two bigger-screen iPhones, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are …

Australia: Waiting for Malaysians before announcing new MH370 search area

Australian authorities say they're not certain when a new search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be announced, clarifying earlier statements suggesting it would be made public Wednesday.<p>Martin Dolan, the commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, or ATSB, said …

EDC death: Dark cloud hovers over 'Under the Electric Sky'

For many documentaries, a news development can provide a crucial boost, especially if it comes as a film is about to hit theaters.<p>But sometimes current events can cut the other way, casting an unexpectedly tragic shadow over a film.<p>That's shaping up to be the case for "Under the Electric Sky," a …

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