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How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

What The 22-Year-Old Oculus Founder Splurged On After Facebook Bought His Company For $2.3 Billion

This is the question that faced 22-year-old Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey earlier this year after Mark Zuckerberg tried out the Oculus Rift. Zuckerberg fell in love with the virtual reality headset, calling it "the coolest thing I've ever seen," and he and Luckey eventually struck a deal to have …

For a Pain-Free New Year's Day

The best way to prevent a hangover is not to drink. The second best is to trust in science.<p>In 2006, a man walked into an emergency room in Glasgow, Scotland, complaining of blurred vision and a splitting headache that had lasted for nearly a month.<p>Doctors were stumped at first—the man had no …

Picture of white jihadi sparks fears of Islamic State propaganda coup

Blogger claims hoax as security services examine authenticity of photograph showing young white IS 'recruit', named on social media as Jonathan Edwards<p>The appearance of a photograph appearing to show a young white ‘jihadist’ armed with a rifle sitting alongside Islamic State fighters has led to …

Pakistan hockey coach sparks outrage with '9/11 strategy' comments before India match

The coach of Pakistan's national hockey team has sparked outrage by claiming his team are going to deploy a "9/11 strategy" in their crunch match …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

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Discovery's Man-Swallowing Snake Stunt Stretches Credulity

A teaser for Discovery Channel's <i>Eaten Alive.</i><p>Move over, Shark Week: In the latest anything-for-ratings move, Discovery Channel plans to air a show called Eaten Alive that it says features a man in a special protective suit being swallowed whole by a giant anaconda.<p>The teaser for the program (above, …

'It is never a pleasant thing to be called a liar' - Tendulkar

Tendulkar autobiography<p>Sachin Tendulkar has revealed the Indian team was ready to abandon their tour of Australia in 2007-08 and accept the …