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Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices

iOS devices appear to be unaffected<p>Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years. Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. A number of Facebook users have been spooked by the …

Privacy

Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

An Irish 6-year-old wrote a letter asking NASA to make Pluto a planet again. And it didn’t get ignored

Cara Lucy O’Connor has a concern.<p>Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn’t anymore. That’s not right, said the …

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may want to get used to the name Ross 128 b. The newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest found to our solar system, only 11 light-years away. And it could support life.<p>Announcements about exoplanets, those found outside our solar system, seem almost commonplace in this golden …

Universe

This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers around the world are trying to track down a small, fast-moving object that is zipping through our solar system.<p>Is a comet? An asteroid? NASA's not sure. The space agency doesn't even know where it came from, but it's not behaving like the local space rocks and that means it may …

Astronomy

Inside the lab rewriting the origins of humanity

<b>(CNN) —</b> When researchers published findings in June of the earliest Homo sapiens fossils ever discovered, the scientific community was abuzz.<p>Three-hundred-thousand years old, 100,000 years older than anything previously discovered, they stretched the timeline of Homo sapiens, our distant ancestors, …

Anthropology

First-seen neutron star collision creates light, gravitational waves and gold

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, two neutron stars in a nearby galaxy have been observed engaging in a spiral death dance around one another until they collided. What resulted from that collision is being called an "unprecedented" discovery that is ushering in a new era of astronomy, scientists …

Black Holes
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Prince Philip’s Uncle Claims An Alien Spaceship Landed On His Estate (Drawings Included)

You might be surprised to learn that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of the queen of England, is fascinated by the UFO phenomenon. …

Equifax CEO Richard Smith is out after stunning data breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith is out after the company's embarrassing data breach and botched response.<p>The credit reporting bureau announced Smith's sudden retirement on Tuesday, three weeks after it disclosed that the hack had compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million …

Identity Theft

Conservatives accuse the Pope of spreading heresy

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.<p>The widely publicized, theologically dense letter was delivered to the Pope with 40 signatures on August …

Divorce

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

Hiking

How will the world end? Six terrifying ways humanity could be destroyed

THERE have been several “mass extinctions” throughout history which almost wiped out life on earth. Scientists fear humanity could be destroyed …

Black-and-white proof: Single genes control color, stripes in butterfly wings

Two papers prove for the first time how single master genes – one for colors and iridescence and the other for stripe patterns – control these …

Biology

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free | Inc.com

One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees you to live.<p>Steve Jobs said it best in his …

Time I

Yes, climate change made Harvey and Irma worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> The right time to talk climate change is now.<p>It might seem premature when people in the Caribbean, Florida and Texas are still mucking out their flooded homes.<p>And no, changes in our planet's atmosphere did not cause Hurricanes Harvey or Irma. But the consensus among scientists is that the …

Climate Change

5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack

Let's face it. There's a good chance your personal information was exposed during the Equifax data breach.<p>The names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers for 143 million people may have been accessed. That kind of information could be used by someone else to …

Identity Theft

Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected

Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country.<p>Cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information -- including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's …

Identity Theft

Is Facebook trying to get you to date your friends?

Jacob Dubé at <i>Motherboard</i> noticed something strange on his Facebook app this week. He reports that a notification popped up saying, "[Name redacted] and 15 others may want to meet up with you this week." He was then shown photos of his friends and asked if he wanted to meet up with them. His …

Facebook

Every Stephen King Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

Stephen King’s work has been adapted so many times — sometimes by King himself — that it’s impossible to find a single unifying thread in all of the …

To be happier, do this every time you get out of the shower

An easy trick to try.<p>Now that summer is almost over, people everywhere are making vows to eat healthier, sleep more, and get more exercise.<p>And while …

Happiness

8 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

To feel accepted is a nearly universal human desire. After all, we evolved to survive better in groups, where fitting in and having the trust and …

Mental Health

Find out what is true and false about climate change

The subject of climate change may or may not come up at a family gathering or a cocktail party. If it does, you might hear people debating some of the finer points of science, perhaps with little or no climate science background.<p>Skeptical Science is a science education group run by a global team of …

Climate Change

The Future Of The Sun: Massive Black Holes Dwarf The Entire Solar System

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Clifford.</i><p>This is a comparison of the Sun’s diameter versus the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous

The first photos taken by a new, revolutionary weather satellite orbiting Earth show our planet in a stark new light.<p>The high resolution photos …

Why No Nation Wants to Battle America's B-2 Stealth Bomber

A pair of United States Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers hit terrorist targets in Libya on last Wednesday. The strike killed more than 80 Islamic …

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Universe