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Here Are 18 Things You Might Not Have Realized Facebook Tracks About You

Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.<p>When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said he'd have his team follow up on questions he couldn't answer in full …

Apps

Drunk Flies Reveal a Brain Change That Increases Alcohol Tolerance

We're starting to understand how some people can drink without getting drunk.<p>Drinking has some confusing effects. It can make you friendlier and less …

Alcohol

Ucare.ai is using AI to make healthcare more efficient in Southeast Asia

AI is being applied across the board in many industries worldwide, and its scope of influence is only likely to continue to expand as Kaifu Lee, a noted AI expert who was formerly head of Google China, recently told TechCrunch.<p>The main battle appears to be between companies in the U.S. and China, …

South-east Asia

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

Extremely Rare Case in US as Woman Gets Pregnant While Already Pregnant

1 woman. 2 babies. 4 parents.<p>An extremely rare case of a woman becoming pregnant while already pregnant has occurred in the US, with a mother …

When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning

My big concern is that today's frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted "personalized learning" will lead us to heedlessly charge into some …

Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

It sounds like a joke, but, well — keep reading.<p>In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.<p>As Rushing drove away from the …

Crime

Three dead after 'horrific' skydiving incident in Australia

Three people died in a “horrific” skydiving incident in northeast Australia after a solo diver collided with a pair on a tandem leap.<p>The accident occurred at a popular skydiving spot at Mission Beach, a coastal tourist town south of the city of Cairns in the state of Queensland.<p>One of the victims …

Skydiving

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Dentistry

Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp" Tuesday night, calling the President everything from "Donald the b----" to a "racist grandpa" in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap.<p>The Detroit rapper challenged his …

Donald Trump

The full lyrics to Eminem's Trump-bashing freestyle 'The Storm'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rapper Eminem unleashed a blistering four-and-a-half minute attack on President Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired Tuesday during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, he questioned the President's patriotism, criticized his policies and ridiculed his campaign promises. It ended with a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the …

Renewable Energy

Why wind farms make more power over water than land

A Greenland-sized wind farm on land would struggle to produce the 7 terawatts needed to power both the US and China, the world's largest consumers of …

Renewable Energy

10 Things You Should Never Share on Facebook

YouTube

Uganda: Where pregnant girls were sent to die - BBC Stories

The Best Lifestyle Choice for Saving the Planet Just Might Surprise You

Want to do all you can to help the environment? You have lots of options, of course, from driving less and recycling more to installing solar panels on your roof. But provocative new research shows that the most effective way to fight climate change is to have fewer children.<p>Researchers in Canada …

British Columbia

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app in the Philippines

Useful in places with limited internet connectivity<p>Earlier this year, Twitter introduced a new version of its mobile site that it calls Twitter Lite. It’s specifically designed to be used in parts of the world with limited connectivity, and it uses less data to help with load times. The company is …

‘Life 3.0’ gives you a user’s guide for superintelligent AI systems to come

Do we need to be concerned about the rapid rise of artificial intelligence? Some people say there’s nothing to worry about, while others warn that a …

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

University of California

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Android News

Trump has two options for navigating U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord

After two days of clarifying its stance, the Trump administration has made one thing perfectly clear: It is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord unless the deal is changed to the United States' advantage.<p>And in response, climate ministers from top-emitting countries, including Canada, have …

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.<p>The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children …

Public Health

These are America’s happiest states

Personal finance website WalletHub released 2017’s Happiest States in America today, finding that Minnesota is the “happiest” overall based on their …

Facebook is the latest tech giant to hunt for AI talent in Canada

Facebook is turning its attention to Canada with a new AI research office in Montreal. Google and Microsoft already have outposts in the city and countless other tech companies, including Uber, have researchers based in Canada. McGill University’s Joelle Pineau will be leading Facebook’s AI efforts …

Utah blood nurse arrest 'violated police codes', says report

<b>Two US police officers who forcibly arrested a nurse who refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient violated police codes of conduct, a report says.</b><p>An internal affairs investigation into the actions of the Salt Lake City officers is considering possible misconduct relating to lawful arrests …

UN Security Council approves new North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved new watered-down sanctions on North Korea Monday.<p>The sanctions, proposed in response to …

Here's a List of 100 Words Scientists Really Want You to Stop Misusing

I don't think it means what you think it means.<p>Without language, things between humans would get pretty confusing pretty fast. And even though the …