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Pokémon Go Strips Users Of Their Legal Rights; Here’s How To Opt Out

Let’s be honest: just about every single one of us agrees to Terms of Service without ever reading what we’re signing away. It’s no different for …

US authorities drop another iPhone fight after being given passcode

The US government dropped a court case that could have forced Apple to unlock one of its iPhones, the second time it has done so in as many months.<p>The Department of Justice on Friday night told a federal judge in New York that someone had given investigators the passcode to an iPhone linked to a …

Privacy

India Says The Cost of Solar Power Is Now Cheaper Than Coal

The moment we've been waiting for.<p>To anybody who's been reading the headlines on investment into clean energy production, it's clear that India has …

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Hiking

Bone weakness is a significant problem for astronauts, but a unique biological process that occurs in hibernating bears could be the basis for a new therapy<p>Astronauts could protect themselves against bone wastage by harnessing a unique biological process that allows black bears to maintain their …

Space Travel

Europe's Net Neutrality Rules: Consumers May Enjoy More Innovation Across The Pond

On the heels of the effective date of new net neutrality rules in the United States, Europe is going through a similar rulemaking process. On its face, the announcement just last week regarding the latest agreement stemming from the discussions between the European Commission, European Parliament …

Net Neutrality

Greece beats deadline, offers reform plan that yields to lender demands

Sobered by reports that Eurozone partners were ready to let Greece fall out of the common currency club, the Greek government Thursday delivered a new package of economic reforms to its creditors that capitulated to lenders' demands for raising taxes and the retirement age.<p>The leftist leadership of …

Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected

Saturn is famous for its lovely rings, but this gas giant has another ring that people normally don't see — and some new observations with an infrared telescope show that this mysterious ring is even bigger than scientists thought.<p>The first hint that Saturn had this secret ring came back in 1671, …

India's 1947 Partition And The 'Deadly Legacy' That Persists To This Day

Mahatma Gandhi, who used passive resistance in the fight for Indian independence, is known worldwide as a symbol of peace. But Americans know much less about the violence that erupted when the British pulled out of India in 1947.<p>This rivalry between India and Pakistan has been going on now for …

Why Android’s “factory reset” isn’t really secure

One day soon you may want to trade in your smartphone for a newer, better model. And before you do, you’ll want to delete all your photos, e-mails, app accounts, and other personal data—anything you wouldn’t want to get into a stranger’s hands.<p>The standard advice is to do a factory data reset, …

What's a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal

As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy.<p><b>EAST MOXIE TOWNSHIP, Maine—</b>Lee Kantar crouches over a dead moose calf and pulls a clump of hair from its straggly shoulder.<p>A few days earlier, the sickly …

SCOTUS rules in favor of man convicted of posting threatening messages on Facebook

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Pennsylvania man who posted several violent messages on Facebook and was convicted under a federal threat statute -- the first time the Court raised the implications of free speech on social media.<p>The Court said that it wasn't enough …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Mosquitoes

17 Space-Saving Design Ideas for Small Bedrooms

They have so much more potential than you think.<p>Cramped quarters can feel claustrophobic, but a little strategic styling — and creative organization — will make your small space feel pretty close to palatial. (Okay, maybe not palatial per se, but roomy enough to be your oasis at the end of a long …

Home Decorating

Pakistan seeks FBI help to investigate firm accused of faking diplomas

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has asked U.S. authorities to help it investigate Axact, a software firm accused of earning millions of dollars from the international sale of bogus university degrees online, officials said on Wednesday.<p>The logo of Pakistani software company Axact is seen on its …

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Geology

How Boko Haram is turning children into weapons

It was just past noon when a blast tore through the bustling Monday Market in Maiduguri, shattering buildings and tearing through flesh.<p>When the dust settled, police counted 18 wounded and 20 people killed. The bomber was among them, her tiny body ripped in two by the timed device she wore around …

Boko Haram

El Salvador is on pace to become the hemisphere’s most deadly nation

In El Salvador, violence is surging, the homicide rate has spiked to its highest level in a decade, and the police have launched a fierce crackdown on gangs.<p>As gang violence surges, the tiny Central American country is on pace to have the highest homicide rate in the hemisphere.<p>SAN SALVADOR — Most …

21 unusual places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands

Pi Day 2015: A well known fact about pi is that it describes the bendiness of rivers. I wanted to test this theory, and so I crowd-sourced river lengths to find out<p>Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world …

Mathematics

Since today is “Caturday”, I had to share some videos of one of my favourite birds in the world, the diminutive budgerigar named Disco. And because Disco is such a talented mimic, this gives me the opportunity to share the evolutionary reasons why pet parrots mimic people.<p>Since today is “Caturday”, …

Birds

Watching the Universe in Real Time

Better technology means people can record more data about what's happening in space than ever before. It also means we're seeing things we never knew were there.<p>Even though the sky looks about the same every night to those of us here on Earth, cataclysmic things happen in outer space constantly. …

Universe

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

Scientists Use Skin Cells to Create Artificial Sperm and Eggs

British scientists from Cambridge have succeeded in using skin cells to create primitive forms of artificial sperm and eggs.<p>The feat could transform …

Mississippi attorney general calls 'time out' in legal battle with Google

Mississippi’s attorney general, Jim Hood, on Friday called a “time out” in his legal battle against Google, shortly after the search giant filed a lawsuit against him.<p>Hood has challenged Google to limit third-party information available through its search and advertising services. The company says …

Watch Nasa's Orion spacecraft breaking through Earth's atmosphere - video

Africa2Moon to use crowdfunding for first phase, with organisers hoping to inspire next generation of engineers and scientists<p>Published: 5 Jan 2015<p>Lunar Mission One launches a crowdfunding drive on Wednesday, which offers donors a chance to have a digital memory box buried on the moon<p>1:30<p>Published: …

January 2015

Diversity

This Is the Easiest Productivity Hack in the History of Work

To learn better, hit control-s and “outsource” your remembering.<p>In a new study, scientists found that people tackling a mental challenge on a …

Palestinians open door to negotiation after submitting draft UN resolution

The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the US by saying they were open to negotiations on the text.<p>The draft resolution would set a 12-month deadline for wrapping up negotiations on a final …