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Facebook is watching and tracking you more than you know

When you’re on Facebook, do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? An ad pops up that’s right up your alley, or three new articles show up in your feed that are similar to something you’ve just clicked on.<p>If it sometimes seems like Facebook knows you personally, that’s because it does. It …

US Navy deploys several ships to South China Sea as tensions rise

In a "show of force," the U.S. Navy dispatched an aircraft carrier and five escort ships to the South China Sea amid rising tensions between the U.S., China and other Southeast Asian nations claiming territory in the disputed region, multiple defense officials confirmed to Fox News Friday.<p>The …

Colorado's Ancient 8-Foot Fish Fossil Leaves Paleontologists Humbled

There's only three known specimens of the Rhinconichthys -- and one of them was discovered in Colorado.<p>This ancient fish was about 8 feet long, with …

Natural History

Mysterious 150,000 Year-Old Pipes Found Under Chinese Pyramid Might Rewrite History

The Baigong pipes are one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world. They can be found inside a badly-eroded pyramid standing on top of Mount …

I’m an extrovert. My girlfriend is an introvert. Here’s how we make it work.

Growing up as an extrovert, I prized attention as currency.<p>All the world was a stage, and I was determined to give the performance of a lifetime. There was nothing I wanted more than for you to like me, to think I was funny and cool. Didn’t hear me the first time? No problem! I COULD REPEAT IT EVEN …

Psychologist: Mental Illness Is a Result of Intolerable Circumstances, Not Defective Genes

The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined …

Lenovo announces new Windows 10 laptops, Android tablets and smartphones

At Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona today, Lenovo unveiled a slew of new products. The Chinese company announced two Windows 10 laptops, a Windows 10 tablet, three Android tablets, two Android smartphones, and a global wireless roaming service called Lenovo Connect.<p>Lenovo, which is the …

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John Deere sends warning shots to the global farming business

The company said Friday that it expected equipment sales to fall 10%, down from a previous forecast of a 7% drop.<p>It expects net income to total $1.3 billion, down from $1.4 billion in an earlier forecast.<p>Deere's profits in its fiscal first quarter tumbled 80% from the prior year to $1.12 a share, …

One of World's Longest-Running Experiments Is Buried in a Secret Location in Michigan

The coolest experiment you've never heard of.<p>In 1879, a botanist called William Beal buried 20 glass bottles in a secret spot on the grounds of …

Gardening

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How an App Predicts Bipolar Mood Swings

By monitoring the subtle variations in the acoustic qualities of voice and speech during everyday conversations, an experimental smartphone app may …

Fallen US WWII hero's Army dog tag found on Pacific island

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dorothy Hollingsworth was just 7 when her brother Tom left the family farm in Indiana to join the Army a few months before the United States entered World War II. She never saw him again.<p>Now, more than 70 years after Pfc. Thomas E. Davis was killed in one of the war's final, …

Pearl Harbor

Gardens: plagued by knotweed? Eat it

The fresh young shoots taste remarkably like rhubarb<p>Japanese knotweed is the scourge of gardeners: the alien invader with a reputation for spreading like wildfire though beds and borders, shattering concrete and even ruining your chances of getting a mortgage. Yet this supposed “superweed” lives a …

Gardening

Study Takes Look at How Big Events Fuel U.S. Sex Trafficking

It’s long been debated whether the Super Bowl is the biggest single driver of sex trafficking in the U.S., but the focus on football’s marquee event may be disguising the extent to which other major public gatherings contribute to the problem, according to a first-of-its-kind study released last …

Apollo 10 astronauts reported hearing odd 'music' on far side of moon

The astronauts who flew the dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing reported hearing mysterious “outer space-type music” while flying behind the moon in May 1969.<p>The case of the odd, unexplained whistling noise is uncovered during an upcoming episode of the Science Channel series, “NASA’s …

Donald Trump and the Christian obsession with masculinity

Do Christian voters like Donald Trump because he's "manly?" And just what does that word mean anyway?The post Donald Trump and the Christian …

Swede becomes first person to board a plane with just a wave of his hand | The Star

As throngs of weary travellers streamed through one of Europe’s busiest travel hubs, the female security guard at Stockholm Arlanda Airport looked up …

Death camp guard living in NYC is last U.S. Nazi case

(NEWSER) <b></b>– During some three decades with Justice Department, Eli Rosenbaum has earned a well-deserved reputation as a Nazi hunter. He has worked on 137 cases involving suspected Nazis, and in all but 30 of them, the accused lost citizenship or was deported. Now, CNN reports, just a single active …

Being an Immigrant Is Now Even Harder

An immigrant’s life in a new country is not easy. It’s like learning to live all over again. But lately the Syrian refugee crisis has made the path …

Walmart has quietly become one of America's leading health destinations

In fact, Walmart has a thriving health scene.<p>Just ask Noah Bremen, CEO and founder of Bdirect Retail. He's helped market and sell products such as Hydroxycut, Five Hour Energy, The Shake Weight, The Hollywood Diet, and The Perfect Pushup, The Thigh Master, Naked Juice, and VitaCoco coconut water. …

'Do you apologize?': Donald Trump clashes with reporter before cutting him off at a press conference

The reporter noted that Trump is being criticized on the campaign trail because he said on "Meet the Press" in 1999 that he was strongly in favor of abortion rights. Critics say the quote is evidence that Trump, who has since changed his position, is untrustworthy on the issue.<p>"Read the full …

MIT Students Win Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Design Contest

Student engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have won a competition to design a Hyperloop system to transport people …

Elon Musk

Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 21-month period, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 -- a toll the United Nations calls "staggering" in a new report.<p>The report, released Tuesday, outlined the horrific impact that Iraq's ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.<p>Much of the …

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Researchers make vest that gives service dogs a voice

Georgia resident Barbara Currier is hypoglycemic, a condition that is marked by a deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream, so if her blood sugar drops unexpectedly, she will pass out. But Currier’s Border Collie Blitz is trained to notice her blood sugar falling before she has an episode— usually …

Self-proclaimed child molester says ‘It's his problem' on Facebook

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla.</b> - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) is seeking possible victims of a self-proclaimed child molester who admitted to his …

George R.R. Martin misses 'Winter' deadline

<b>(CNN) —</b> A contrite George R.R. Martin has a message for fans, and "you won't like it," the author said in a blog post Saturday.<p>The next novel in the series adapted by HBO as "Game of Thrones" is not finished.<p>So HBO's sixth season of the wildly popular show, slated to start in April, will almost …

British, U.S. embassies warn of threats against Westerners in Beijing

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> The British, U.S. and French embassies in China say they have received information of possible threats against Westerners visiting a popular shopping district in Beijing around Christmas.<p>The embassies sent out warnings to their citizens and staff, urging extra vigilance if they are …

China

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions To Help Clear Your Struggles.

We all get stuck sometimes. Getting unstuck is often all about asking yourself the right questions. These 6 will help get you moving in the right …