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Did our solar system form in a bubble around a giant star?

And now … a big bubble theory. Scientists are discussing the possibility that our solar system formed in wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead …

Silicon Valley's world of debauchery exposed in new book

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The tech industry is no longer everyone's favorite.<p>Some people are looking beyond its claims of saintliness and seeing a little ugliness.<p>With fine timing, then, Vanity Fair has published an excerpt from a …

Silicon Valley

Lyft will offer autonomous rides in Las Vegas during CES week

Self-driving vehicles have been a centerpiece of the Consumer Electronics Show for several years now. At CES 2018 next week, they’re taking over the …

What Tencent left out when it denied spying on you over WeChat

Owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, WeChat has evolved from a WhatsApp clone into an all-encompassing system for just about everything in China. But as a billion people become ever more dependent on the app, there’s growing concern about its handling of user information. Tencent founder Pony Ma …

China

World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the latest draft of its International Compendium of Diseases. Two of the most eye-catching additions to this update, the first in several years, are “hazardous gaming,” and “gaming disorder.” This would effectively put a gaming addiction on the …

Trump may deport thousands of Indian H-1B visa holders as they wait for green cards

US president Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly considering a proposal that could lead to the deportation of thousands of Indians and drastically impact Indian IT business.<p>According to an internal memo circulated in the department of homeland security, the US government could ask workers …

Immigration

Ryanair passenger takes emergency exit

<b>A Ryanair passenger, fed up with waiting to leave a plane in Spain, got in trouble after taking the emergency exit and waiting on the wing.</b><p>His flight from London had been delayed one hour on departure, and passengers were reportedly kept on board for 30 minutes at Malaga.<p>The man, reportedly a …

Hailey Baldwin's Sexy Bikini Proves That Millennial Pink Isn't Going Anywhere

Hailey Baldwin is the reigning queen of sexy bikinis. The model brought in the new year wearing a triangle bikini on a beach in Miami, FL. Hailey, who recently debuted pink hair, ended the year wearing 2017's biggest color: millennial pink. Hailey got some much needed R&R wearing a Kopper & Zink …

Fan Who Wrote Dave Chappelle a Letter About Trans Jokes Responds to Equanimity

A person who believes he was anonymously referenced in Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, <i>Equanimity</i> has spoken up about the experience. The fan, …

Food-safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley $60 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly

When food-safety expert Bill Marler saw The New York Times' trend piece on Silicon Valley's recent obsession with raw water, he thought he was reading a headline from The Onion.<p>According to The Times, demand for unfiltered water is skyrocketing as tech-industry insiders develop a taste for water …

Comcast celebrates repeal of net neutrality by hiking prices in 2018

Comcast, still feasting on its holiday bounty in the form of net neutrality’s carcass, is starting 2018 off by doing what it does best: price gouging its customers. Along with AT&T, DishTV, and several other providers, it will raise prices in January.<p>These increases will include most of the …

Net Neutrality

What Exactly *Is* Cream Cheese? + 18 Ways to Use It

I often forget about cream cheese until I need it: A forlorn, toasted bagel begs for some schmear. A craving for cheesecake hits—and hits hard. A last-minute party demands a savory, creamy dip. Or it's someone's birthday who loves carrot cake (which, in my experience, actually means that they love …

This Is the Best Way to Reheat Chinese Food Without Making it Rubbery

How to Reheat Chinese Food Without Making it Rubbery<p>Make your leftover General Tso's chicken taste brand new!<p>January 02, 2018<p>We all know that when …

Food & Dining

Our Biggest Questions for Elon Musk in 2018

At long last, 2017 has met its untimely end and a brand new year stretches out before us like a Falcon 9 rocket streaking across the skies of Los …

Tesla

January Could Bring the Great Stock Rotation

The New Year could bring with it a stock market rebalancing.<p>According to BofA/Merrill Lynch Global Research analysts, "History suggests one should …

A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it's expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closings in 2018 that is expected to eclipse the rash of closings that rocked the industry last year.<p>"Landlords are panicking," said Larry Perkins, the CEO and founder of the advisory firm SierraConstellation Partners. "The last year was pretty …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Millennials don't like Trump. Here's how they say he could win them over.

WASHINGTON — Monica Robinson thought she was "good" identifying as a Republican — right up until President Donald Trump's election.<p>Now, nearly a year since his inauguration, she's wary. She called herself a "weaker Republican," skirting a full embrace of the GOP after dizzying months of Trump …

Tech executives are sending a warning signal about their companies

Nobody has a better insight into the future prospects of a company than its top-tier employees.<p>Executives will always boast about their businesses, but it's what they do with their own money that really matters.<p>I'm talking about <i>insider trading</i>.<p>Not the illegal kind, but rather planned buys and sells …

15 top science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018

What will the new year bring?<p>The past year has been a momentous one for science and technology. From the detection of gravitational waves (predicted almost a century ago by Einstein) to the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin to the creation of genetically modified human embryos, 2017 was …

Artificial Intelligence

UK threatens to tax 'ruthless profiteers' Facebook and Google if they don't do more to combat extremism

The UK government is considering new taxes on large tech firms like Facebook and Google because of their alleged inaction against extremist groups.<p>Ben Wallace, the UK's security minister, described tech companies as "ruthless profiteers" who were doing too little to help the government combat …

Researchers Gather Health Data For 'All Of Us'

Federal taxpayers are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into a quest for blood samples, medical information and fitness readouts from a million Americans. It's called the All of Us precision medicine initiative, and it's the biggest push ever mounted to create a huge public pool of data that …

Genetics

Four Tips From a 27-year-old Who Has Traveled to Every Country in the World

At 27-years-old, Sal Lavallo has already accomplished some of the travel goals that even seasoned explorers only dream of.<p>In November, he became one …

Abu Dhabi

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Physics

These Are the Best Stick-On Bras You Can Buy on Amazon

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories …

Clothing

Yes, Lance Armstrong Saw Doping Documentary 'Icarus' - and Was 'Blown Away'

“Incredible work!” shamed cyclist says of Oscar contender<p>Before you ask him, yes, Lance Armstong has seen the new doping documentary “Icarus” — and …

Doping

Read Roald Dahl's Powerful Letter to Parents About Vaccination From 1988

In 1962, Roald Dahl, the British author of beloved children's books including <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda,</i> and <i>Fantastic Mr Fox</i>, lost …

Public Health

Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options

The first email arrived in the inbox of CounterPunch, a left-leaning American news and opinion website, at 3:26 a.m. — the middle of the day in Moscow.<p>"Hello, my name is Alice Donovan and I'm a beginner freelance journalist," read the Feb. 26, 2016, message.<p>The FBI was tracking Donovan as part of a …

Russia

Leeroy Jenkins creator releases never seen before cut to raise awareness about net neutrality

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Headphones

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …