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For the first time, scientists have found a large, watery lake beneath an ice cap on Mars. Because water is essential to life, the discovery offers an exciting new place to search for life-forms beyond Earth.<p>Italian scientists working on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission announced on …Astronomy
WASHINGTON — Facebook said on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign that was potentially built to disrupt the midterm elections, with the company detecting and removing 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues.<p>The company did not …Social Media
Science & InnovationStarstruck<p>The record-setting lunar eclipse paired with an extra-close Mars will soon have sky-watchers seeing red.<p><i>MARS returns for a second season this fall on National Geographic.</i><p>Get ready for a celestial double feature unlike anything seen in decades: Mars is about to make its …Astronomy
<i>Update: It appears the TechCrunch report is based on a misunderstanding. Post updated to reflect our own understanding of the position, including a statement made by Apple to us.</i><p>A reported change to the way iCloud data is stored for Chinese iCloud accounts has raised further concerns about the ease …Privacy
It's a different road for everyone, but these suggestions could help...<p>Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things an individual can go through, …Mental Health
Over time, superbugs have gotten stronger. The antibiotics that used to work against the hard-to-treat bacteria are often no longer effective, and …
SAN FRANCISCO — The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar …Privacy
In our cosmic megastructures series, PopMech explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: a Niven Ring or Ringworld, an enormous slice of real estate encircling a star.<p><b>Name:</b> Niven Ring, or Ringworld<p><b>Named for:</b> …Protons
The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama's: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."<p>President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that …
Index on Censorship on Twitter: "When is a 'libertarian' not a libertarian? http://t.co/5NwRS2QInL via @PaulbernalUK"
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I made a music video to share my own story as a Muslim woman in America. In doing so, I was expected to share every other Muslim woman’s story, too.<p>“See you, Mama—tonight is the playoff game…” I mumbled as I hopped on my skateboard toward the soccer fields. I pinned my <i>hijab</i> extra tight and pulled a …
Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.
Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long - the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality</b> …