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Google’s been quietly recording your voice; here’s how to listen to—and delete—the archive

• Log into history.google.com<br>• Click on the hamburger icon on the top left of the page<br>• Go to “Voice & Audio Activity”<br>• Scroll through your list to see all the silly things there is audio proof of you asking about<br>• Click on one of the squares to select a recording to delete<br>• Stop using the voice function if …

The Voice

Strange star has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure

"It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data," said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. "We were scratching our heads. For any idea that came up there was always something that would argue against it."<p>She was talking to the New Scientist about KIC 8462852, a distant star with a very …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

Sony's New Drone Is A Helicopter In A Plane's Body

Wait, Sony made a drone?<p>For decades, aircraft design has focused on a central compromise: if an aerial vehicle wants to fly fast, it needs a plane-like body that cuts through the air and generates lift, but if it wants to take off and land vertically, it needs rotors and a much slower body. …

Drones

NASA's LADEE confirms the moon's atmosphere has neon

NASA's LADEE ran out of fuel and crashed into the lunar surface in 2014, but not before it collected the data needed to answer some decades-old questions about the moon. One of those is confirming that our natural satellite's atmosphere contains neon -- the same gas used to light up signs in Vegas. …

Search for Nefertiti's burial site given green light

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Archaeology

The plane that can fly backwards

The Soviet Antonov An-2, which has been generating headlines from North Korea, can perform a feat that seems impossible.<p>In early April, North Korean media unveiled a new camouflage scheme for one of its most important military aircraft. The supreme leader himself, Kim Jong-Un, was seen on …

Worse than '97-98?! New El Niño growing into monster

See what happened during the last major El Niño event in Bay Area<p>New computer models suggest that the current El Niño formation brewing in the Pacific could become the strongest in recorded history.<p>The broad swath of warmer-than-usual seawater is spreading and deepening. The two largest …

Weather

The Race to Build the Perfect Camera

Photo Finish<p>The last century has witnessed endless innovation in camera technology. Here, courtesy of Clifton Cameras, is a timeline to help you sort …

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