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Meet Facebook's new virtual reality competitor

The competition is getting more intense for Facebook's Oculus Rift.<p>Valve Software, the videogame developer and creator/operator of the industry's …

#SpyCables confirm Mossad and Netanyahu have known for years Iran wasn’t, and isn’t, trying to build nuclear bombs

<b>Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his</b> …

Smokers more prone to depression, according to study

Smokers are around 70% more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than ex-smokers and non-smokers, a study has suggested.<p>Researchers said …

Depression

People Are More Willing to Dismiss Evidence From Psychology Than Brain Science

Imagine a politician from your party is in trouble for alleged misdemeanors. He's been assessed by an expert who says he likely has early-stage …

Psychology

Explore A City Through The Eyes Of A Drone

Created by a former Velvet Underground member, this dystopian vision shows how drones could one day reshape urban landscapes–and their soundscapes.<p>Drones might not be delivering us pizza or weed quite yet–and the FAA’s new proposed rules won’t make that easy. But whatever roadblocks may happen now, …

Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Some recall getting burned. Others say they've been strangled or attacked by dogs. Many suffer from depression and anxiety. These are only a small sampling of what tens of millions modern slaves endure daily, researchers in London reported Wednesday.<p>The study, published in <i>The Lancet Global Health,</i> …

Unidentified drones seen flying over Paris landmarks

At least five unidentified drones have flown over the Eiffel Tower, the US Embassy and other Paris landmarks overnight, authorities have said.<p>The first sighting was near the US embassy in the French capital just after midnight on Tuesday morning, prompting police to follow the unmanned aircraft …

The NSA's SIM heist may have compromised a lot more than your calls

Last week, <i>The Intercept</i> published shocking new documents detailing a campaign by US and UK spies to hack into the SIM manufacturer Gemalto, stealing crucial encryption keys that protect and authenticate cellphone signals. But while it was clearly a major attack, I had a hard time seeing the …

ISIS capital in Syria is 'like a big prison,' activist says

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not hard to get into Raqqa. The problem, one prominent activist tells CNN, is getting out.<p>Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi's voice is calm and measured as he describes life inside the city ISIS claims as the capital of its so-called caliphate. But the horrors he details are harrowing.<p>Airstrikes. …