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Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Which Web sites get the most traffic? According to the ranking service Alexa, the top three sites in the United States, as of this writing, are …

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …

Perovskite

iPhone 8 secrets leaked? Face ID, new AirPods and more

Will Apple's upcoming iPhone let you turn yourself into an animated monkey when messaging friends? Let's just say you wouldn't exactly be bananas if you said yes.<p>That's one of several new software and hardware features being dissected on social media following an alleged leak of the final build of …

Mobile Technology

Hertz Shares Plunge on Wide Earnings Miss

Shares were off more than 20% midmorning before regaining ground<p>Hertz Global Holdings Inc. shares fell 14% on Tuesday after the U.S. rental-car company reported a far larger financial loss than Wall Street analysts expected, raising further concerns about its turnaround efforts.<p>Hertz shares fell …

Wall Street

Scientists have found a way to rapidly thaw cryopreserved tissue without damage : longevity

Feel free to discuss longevity-related topics, share the latest aging research, media, news, and articles! Just be sure to not post clickbait …

5 Reasons Prescription Drug Prices Are So High in the U.S.

Blame it on "government-protected" monopolies.<p>The “most important factor” that drives prescription drug prices higher in the United States than …

Amazon's latest idea: A flying warehouse that will deliver your stuff by drone

Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.<p>You might already be familiar with Amazon's drone delivery service, which recently received a demo in the United Kingdom for the first time. …

Schrödinger's equation — what is it?

Here is a typical textbook question. Your car has run out of petrol. With how much force do you need to push it to accelerate it to a given speed?<p>The …

Revisiting why incompetents think they’re awesome

Dunning-Kruger study today: The uninformed aren't as doomed as the Web suggests.<p>Another election day in the US is rapidly approaching (Tuesday, Nov. …

NASA’s EM-drive still a WTF-thruster

New paper generates more noise than experimental thrust.<p>For the past several years, a few corners of the Internet have sporadically lit up with …

This island is now powered almost entirely by solar energy

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A small island in American Samoa is making the switch from diesel generators to 100 percent renewable energy. Ta’u, the easternmost of the Samoan islands, has just been equipped with a new microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar-generation capacity and …

Clean Energy

The ugly reality of an Oculus founder’s politics

It hasn’t been a great couple of days for Facebook PR.<p>For one thing, the company admitted that, due to an error, it has been significantly inflating its reports on average video view times. For another, The Daily Beast discovered that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is backing the pro-Donald Trump …

Self-driving Uber vehicles spotted on the streets of San Francisco

Several folks started noticing self-driving Uber cars in downtown San Francisco yesterday, fueling speculation the ridesharing company could soon be deploying autonomous vehicles for commercial use right where it all started in the Bay Area.<p>Mattermark editor in chief Alex Wilhelm snapped a picture …

San Francisco

John McAfee-led MGT Capital is Mining 90 Bitcoins a Month

Advertisement<p><b>MGT Capital Investments, a New York-based investment firm led by John McAfee that recently began a bitcoin mining operation in</b> …

Bitcoin Accepted! German Energy Giant Enables Payments

Advertisement<p><b>Time will tell how many customers will accept Bitcoin as a method of payment for their utility bills, says Enercity which announced on</b> …

Met investigates filmed confrontation between driver and police officer

The Metropolitan police are to launch an investigation after dramatic footage emerged that appears to show a police officer attacking a car after the driver refuses to get out.<p>The clip, shared on social media and viewed more than 40,000 times, shows what appears to be a police officer – filmed from …

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NASA’s foremost solar system explorer says Europa lander a “necessity”

NASA engineers look eager to explore Europa though agency's administrator is not.<p>The fact that Charles Elachi is retiring after 15 years of directing …

Indomitable Curiosity treks through mesas, captures Wild West-like images

Four years after landing, rover continues its trek along the flanks of Mount Sharp.<p>NASA's Curiosity probe had two primary tasks after landing on Mars …

Apple AirPods wireless headphones review

Apple believes the future is wireless. Their AirPods are a great example of that. The bluetooth connection is strong within 45 – 50 feet. AirPods sense when they’re in your ear and automatically stop playing when removed.

There’s an Intel modem and an extremely skinny A10 chip inside the iPhone 7

While the rest of the iPhone obsessed world was getting ready to stand in line or just impatiently waiting for their pre-order to arrive, the teams at iFixit and Chipworks were sharpening their tools like underfed lumberjacks sitting down to a steak dinner.<p>Both sites offered liveblogs of their …

Stilla is a ridiculously simple security system

$29 will get you a Stilla if you act fast. The startup’s simple security system hit Indiegogo about a week ago, and it’s already managed to pull in around $44k, courtesy of more than 600 backers.<p>The little pebble-shaped device’s strongest selling point is its simplicity. It’s got an accelerometer, …

Microsoft will close its Skype office in London

Microsoft is going to close Skype’s London office, in a move that could impact the jobs of the nearly 400 people employed there. The company told the Financial Times that is will “unify some engineering positions,” but that it “will be entering into a consultation process to help those affected by …

Comment: This is why Apple was right to hold back on wireless charging for the iPhone

It was yesterday suggested that Apple may be partnering with Energous, developer of a wireless charging technology known as WattUp. The company later issued a statement downplaying the evidence for the partnership, but – notably – without actually denying it.<p>Either way, it seems pretty clear by now …

Emmys 2016 Preview: Which Shows Will Win (And Which Should Win)

Could Game of Thrones sweep, or does it have some competition?<p>It's almost impossible to imagine an awards show in 2016 being genuinely exciting, but there are a few cool changes to the industry's standard procedure. In addition to a slightly more inclusive slate of nominees (in pointed contrast to …

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

What Happens if SpaceX Beats NASA to Mars?

At a panel discussion Thursday about the “Journey to Mars” at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’s annual Explore SPACE Forum, …

A Dire Warning – ‘Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet’

When Bruce Schneier writes a post titled, Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet, you better listen.Read his post below and share</i> …

'Super agers' offer clue to keeping a sharp memory

<b>Memory loss is not an inevitable part of ageing, say US scientists who are studying a unique group of adults in their 60s and 70s with minds as sharp as people in their 20s.</b><p>These "super agers" performed just as well on memory tests as "youngsters" a third of their age, researchers at Massachusetts …