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You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

The company behind the game is collecting players' data. And it's most definitely catching them all.<p>In the five frenzied days since its American release, Pokémon Go has become an economic and cultural sensation. Downloaded by millions, the game has boosted Nintendo's market value by $9 billion (and …

Google is already fighting hackers from the future with post-quantum cryptography

For years, experts have warned users to use secure browser communications whenever possible. If you visit a site and the URL in your browser's …

The top 10 business visionaries creating value for the world

Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums up the drawbacks of such a focus:<p>Over the course of several months, we scoured the business landscape for inventive leaders making bold moves to create value for four constituencies: <b>shareholders</b>,</b> …

Sergey Brin

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Podcasting

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

China is publishing the emotional “confession diaries” of corrupt officials

China’s corruption crackdown is making an attempt at pulling on the heartstrings. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has started publishing emotional confessions of corrupt officials in a special column on its website: “the confession diary.”<p>The splashy interactives feature …

China

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

Entrepreneur<p>Elon Muskand his upstart companySpaceXare on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit.<p>In recent years, those satellite launches have become so …

Space Travel

New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Newly released observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite have dealt a heavy blow to purported evidence of the universe's post-Big Bang growth spurt. Back in March, the scientists behind the South Pole Telescope campaign — known as Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic …

Telescopes

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

Fewer polar bear cubs are being born in the Arctic islands, survey finds

Rapid reduction of sea ice level due to climate change hitting population as hunting ground recedes<p>The proportion of polar bear females around the Arctic islands of Svalbard who gave birth to cubs crashed to just 10% in 2014, according to a small scientific survey of the animals. It follows a …

More Big Whales in Ocean Could Mean More Fish, Scientists Find

New study reveals how scientists and fisheries managers underestimated the massive mammals.<p>Scientists and fisheries managers have long underestimated the valuable role large whales play in healthy ocean ecosystems, a new study suggests. And, scientists add, those commercial fishermen who complain …

Cognitive Science

Report: Research into bee-killing pesticides is tainted by corporate interests

Members of Britain’s parliament say industry-funded research is compromising the fight to save pollinators<p>Here's one way to keep us from finding out once and for all whether pesticides are contributing to the mysterious and catastrophic collapse of the world's bee colonies: let the people …

Home Depot

Conservationists Scar Shells to Protect Endangered Tortoises

Tortoises are among the most endangered species on the planet, and a good shell can fetch tens of thousands of dollars. In order to protect the …

8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

Human interference like climate change, overhunting, and destruction of habitat have wreaked havoc on the survival of many animal species. Sadly, …

Endangered Species

Pandas and Top Gear – both endangered species

Like pandas, men are surely doomed by evolutionary biology<p>Oh God, the internet. What have we DONE? Never mind the conspiracy theories and the eBay scams and the cruel hoaxes. The data-fracking and the remote swindling. The brainless memes, the unsubbed bloggage. The shrieking gibberish: "How …

Environmentalists Sue US Government to Get Bees Listed as Endangered Animals

What’s an insect have to do to get on the endangered species list these days? That’s the question some environmentalists are asking after a failed …

Obama announces plan to save honey bees

The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.<p>President Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators.<p>Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables, and are …