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Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

One-star restaurant reviews show signs of trauma, linguists say

Online reviews of bad dining experiences show same linguistic traits as trauma victims, says US professor<p>A bad meal out might ruin your night, but the ordeal could leave you traumatised too, according to linguists who analysed hundreds of thousands of online reviews.<p>Diners who left one-star reviews …

February 2015

Diversity

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

A Security Expert Just Published 10 Million Passwords And Usernames

Here’s what you can do to keep yours from making any future lists<p>Yesterday, security consultant Mark Burnett released 10 million passwords and corresponding usernames in a data set he made using existing information. And he promises it's for the greater good.<p>Burnett says he had to write a blog post …

Worried about smart TVs listening in? Welcome to the smart home

The last weekend saw a fair amount of freaking out over the privacy policy associated with Samsung’s smart TVs, which warns customers that “if your …

Privacy

How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

Universe

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Whether you work, play, study or shop on the Web, your browsing activity should be private and your transactions secure from hackers. Anonymizer takes care of all that so you can browse without a worry in the world, on your desktops and mobile devices.<p>Anonymizer’s easy to use apps let you use its …

The “Putin has Asperger’s” story highlights the stupidity of psychological diagnosis from a distance | Pete Etchells

Can we tell whether Vladimir Putin has a neurodevelopmental disorder simply by watching videos of him? No, don’t be ridiculous<p>Late on Wednesday, USA Today reported that a 2008 study by the Pentagon concluded that Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome. Brenda Connors, the lead researcher based at …

Autism

DEA Using License Plate Readers To Spy On Drivers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been tracking the movement of vehicles around the U.S. and storing that information. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Devlin Barrett.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>It can be hard to take a drive these days without getting your image …

Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds

Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues<p>A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.<p>…

Pew Research Center

Jane Fonda: Hanoi Jane photo was a 'huge mistake'

Jane Fonda has once again expressed regret over the infamous ‘Hanoi Jane’ picture taken of her during the Vietnam war.<p>“It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers,” she said at a personal speaking engagement in …

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck? | Pete Etchells

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Poker

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

In an age when consumers have become increasingly suspicious of processed food, the Internet has become a powerful platform for activists who want to hold Big Food accountable.<p>One of the highest-profile of these new food crusaders is Vani Hari, better known by her online moniker, Food Babe. Among …

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1

Here’s how the game of iOS cat-and-mouse jailbreak works. A team releases a working jailbreak for the most recent version of iOS to the public. Apple moves to eliminate the exploit that made the last jailbreak possible, releases a new version of iOS, and stops ‘signing’ previous jailbreakable …

WATCH: Just How Small Is an Atom?

How big would an atom have to be for you to see the nucleus in the centre? FOOTBALL-STADIUM SIZED. And wait till you find out just how dense it is... …

Chemistry

Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

We've all seen the movie. A character gets lost at sea or deep in the woods and he or she shoots a flare into the air. It glows brightly, fizzles out and then -- nothing. A cold, lonely night accompanied by poignant violin-heavy music ensues. The next day, rescue helicopters zip by overhead but …

Hiking

Ex-NFL player who made $25 million quit football at age 29 to become a farmer

Five years later, after earning more than $25 million of that contract, Brown is a farmer who is helping to feed the hungry.<p>CBS News caught up with Brown in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he runs a 1,000-acre farm after learning how to grow crops on YouTube.<p>Brown was drafted 124th overall in 2005 …

How to nip antisocial personality disorder in the bud

Malcolm Gladwell calls it the “law of the few”: a small number of people can make a huge impact on the world. The law of the few certainly springs to mind when we look at the effect on society of those individuals who meet the criteria for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). They number about …

Child Homelessness Hits Historic High

A study released by the American Institutes for Research and the National Center on Family Homelessness shows child homelessness has hit a record …

Homelessness

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

43 Facts About Your Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

If this year's iPhone release taught us anything, it's that we're a society which craves new technology, jumping at the chance to replace last year's …

The Brain