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• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

France orders Google to change its privacy policy as UK and others consider similar action

Data protection watchdog threatens search giant with fines as year-long saga continues<p>France's data protection agency has ordered Google to change its privacy policy, following a year-long investigation into the company's practices. In a press release published Thursday, the Paris-based Commission …

Expert advice: how to get the most out of big and open data

It is increasingly important for charity professionals to become data literate. Paul Smith, head of data at Open fundraising, has described data as …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

How Facebook Might Buy Your Location for $1 Billion

Multiple reports have Facebook in talks to buy Waze, a mobile traffic map constantly updated by users, for roughly $1 billion. Why is Facebook so …

More Than 78,000 People Sign Up for One-Way Trip to Mars

Two weeks into a nineteen week application period, more than 78,000 people have applied to become a settler of Mars in 2023.<p>Mars One, the nonprofit …

Living on Mars: What Would it be Like?

The Mars One mission to Mars—one-way—has attracted more than 78,000 applicants only two weeks into the application process.<p>So, if the mission is …

Quantum computer passes speed test

The world’s only commercially-available quantum computer has faced much controversy about whether it is actually faster or better than a conventional …

Short-lived Pear Shaped Atomic Nuclei Observed at CERN

An international team at the ISOLDE radioactive-beam facility at CERN has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric, pear-like shapes. Most …

Time-lapse map chronicles decades of global change as seen from space

Satellite imagery can serve as a time machine, revealing dramatic change in just a few seconds — but can you imagine documenting almost three decades' worth of all that change, across most of our planet's land mass? A team of imaging experts, computer scientists and journalists did. Now they've …

Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It's Possible

In 1961, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner came up with some basic theories of caveman linguistics in their 2,000-Year-Old Man skit. Most of them had to do with rocks, as in, "What are you doing with that rock there?"<p>Now, a professor in England has questioned the validity of the famous caveman's …

Why Are People Applying to Go To Mars and Never Come Back?

Over the past two-plus weeks, more than 78,000 people around the world have applied to be the first people to settle on Mars.<p>One-minute videos with …

Water on moon, Earth come from the same source

Water inside the moon’s mantle came from primitive meteorites, new research finds, the same source thought to have supplied most of the water on …

Astronomy

ISS: Space station's cooling system leaking ammonia

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/977000/977166_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657300_6ba89229cdf54d7bd776d754f247e17f<p><b>Astronauts on the International Space Station are dealing with a leak in the orbiting platform's cooling system.</b><p>The crew spotted particles of ammonia …

The Strangest Interactions Between Wild Animals and Humans This Week

Author: Jon Mooallem. Jon Mooallem Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>This Week in Wild Animals for May 10, …

Genetic mutation causing port wine stain birthmarks discovered

Powerful new treatments for port wine stain birthmarks could be on the horizon after scientists discovered the genetic mutation that causes them.<p>US researchers said identifying the mutation that causes the disfiguring purple marks was a "game changer" and could help develop new treatments to help …

In early May, unrest at several volcanoes

Several volcanoes erupted during the first week of May, 2013, including Mount Cleveland, the Mayon Volcano and Popocatépetl.<p>Eruptions occurred at …

Women Don't Like Hearing Other Women Complain About Their Bodies

"OMG I'm so fat" is just as annoying as you thought it was.<p>Women who talk about eating, exercise or their bodies in a negative way--what researchers call "fat talk"--are less well-liked than those who say positive things about their bodies, according to a study presented at the Midwestern …

Internet of cows: technology could help track disease, but ranchers are resistant

RFID chips offer sophisticated metrics for ranchers and big data businesses<p>On December 23rd, 2003, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) made a diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, after testing the brain of a dairy cow that had slumped on to the …

Did water on moon come from Earth? - Futurity

BROWN (US) — Water inside the moon’s mantle came from primitive meteorites, the same source …

Hello....Is There Anybody Out There?

The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute's Jill Tarter has spent decades searching for the signals that would tell us we aren't alone in the cosmos. Tarter discusses the hunt, and what the presence of intelligent life elsewhere might tell us about our own future on …

'Dangerous Territory': Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Milestone

Earth's atmosphere is entering a new era. A mountaintop research station that has been tracking carbon dioxide for more than 50 years says the level of that gas in our air has reached a milestone: 400 parts per million.<p>That number is one of the clearest measures of how human beings are changing the …

A 'Pumpkin' Pod For Flying To The Moon Like A Princess

Northrop Grumman performed a viability study on plans from a private startup that wants to send people to the moon for a cool $750 million.<p>Ready to land on the moon like a princess? Private spaceflight startup the Golden Spike Company has released plans for a lunar lander with a round pod, …

20-Foot Balloon Acrocanthosaurus on Display at Virginia Museum of Natural History

A 20-foot balloon acrocanthosaurus is on display at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The impressive balloon sculpture was built by a team led …

Kids With Autism Quick To Detect Motion

Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast as other children their age, a new study finds.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Rochester were looking to test a common theory about autism which holds that overwhelming sensory stimulation inhibits other brain …

Secret streets of Britain’s Atlantis are revealed

A University of Southampton professor has carried out the most detailed analysis ever of the archaeological remains of the lost medieval town of …

The Plight of the Honeybee

Billions of dollars—and a way of life—ride on saving pollinators.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Bees are back in the news this spring, if not back in fields pollinating this summer's crops. The European Union (EU) has announced that it will ban, for two years,</b> …

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …